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Hi Score Girl II Anime's 3rd Promo Video Highlights Etsuko Yakushimaru's Ending Song

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Yakushimaru sings "Unknown World Map" for 9-episode season which premiered on October 25

Warner Bros. Anime's YouTube channel began streaming the third promotional video for Hi Score Girl II, the second anime season based on Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl manga, on Thursday. The video features the ending theme song "Unknown World Map" by Etsuko Yakushimaru.

The nine-episode second season premiered in Japan on October 25. The series will stream on Netflix.

The staff of the previous season is returning, but Yūya Hatano is replacing Eri Sekido as character modeling director. The cast is also returning from both the first season and the original video anime.

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 group sora tob sakana performed the new opening theme song "flash." Yakushimaru previously performed the ending song "Hōkago Distraction" (Afterschool Distraction) for the first season.

The first season premiered on television in Japan in July 2018. Netflix began streaming the show outside of Japan on December 24. The original video anime (OVA) episodes shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan on March 20 along with a new eight-page manga by Oshikiri. The new episodes also began streaming on Netflix on the same day.

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 in September 2018.

Source: Warner Bros. Anime's YouTube channel via Ota-Suke

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