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Hi Score Girl Extra Stage OVA Casts Kenichi Suzumura, Takuma Terashima, Junichi Suwabe, Kensho Ono

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
BD/DVD ships in Japan, launches on Netflix on March 20

The staff of Hi Score Girl Extra Stage, episodes 13-15 of the anime adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl manga, revealed additional cast members on Thursday. The characters appear in a promotional video for the anime that debuted in December.

The newly revealed cast members and their gamer characters are:
(Note: character name romanizations are not confirmed.)

Kenichi Suzumura as Sagat Takadanobaba

Takuma Terashima as Aulbath Ōimachi

Junichi Suwabe as Blanka Kuhombutsu

The staff also announced Kensho Ono as Sasquatch Tamagawagakuen-mae but did not reveal character designs for the character. As previously announced, Shiori Izawa will play Nikotama (seen below), and Kenta Miyake will play Zangief.

The original video anime (OVA) episodes will ship on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan on March 20 along with a new eight-page manga by Oshikiri. The new episodes will also begin streaming on Netflix on the same day.

The anime premiered on television in Japan on July 13. Netflix began streaming the show outside of Japan on December 24.

Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hells, Kill Me Baby, Little Busters!) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Tatsuhiko Urahata (Hajime no Ippo, Saki, Tsuredure Children) is in charge of series composition. Michiru Kuwabata (Penguin no Mondai, Danchi Tomoo) is drawing the character designs. Yūsuke Suzuki is the CG director. Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II, Final Fight, Final Fantasy XV, Napping Princess) is composing the music. Yuji Matsukura is credited for animation supervision. Tomoyasu Sakakibara (Monster Strike The Movie, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic) is credited as CGI producer, and Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment is credited for CGI.

The story of the "90s arcade romantic comedy" manga begins in 1991, during the heyday of the 2D fighting game boom. Sixth-grader Haruo spends practically his entire day at an arcade in the seedy part of town, oblivious to the world around him. However, one day at his usual arcade, he encounters Akira, his female classmate with good grades and money. She may look out of place at the arcade, but she is actually a top-class gamer. Akira completely outmatches Haruo in one Street Fighter II round after another, and their relationship develops from this unlikely encounter.

Oshikiri's original manga ended on September 25.

Sources: Hi Score Girl anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie

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