In an inspired bit of casting, voice actor Hiroki Yasumoto - who plays the quintessentially American brawler Guile in the Japanese versions of Street Fighter IV and Street Fighter V - will be taking a crack at an earlier incarnation of the character in Hi Score Girl, an upcoming TV anime based on the romantic comedy manga by Rensuke Oshikiri about kids who are obsessed with arcade games in the early 1990's.
Additionally, voice actor Yuichi Nakamura will play Numata-sensei, a teacher at Haruo's middle school who also enjoys playing arcade games and who bears a strong resemblance to Lau Chan from Virtua Fighter.
The original Hi Score Girl manga is serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Big Gangan seinen manga magazine. The story is set in 1991, and it follows Haruo Yaguchi, a boy whose only real skill is his mastery of video games, and Akira Oono, a quiet, rich, and popular girl who wallops Haruo at Street Fighter II every chance that she gets. Over time, their rivalry takes on a more affectionate tone.
The Hi Score Girl TV anime is directed by Yoshinobu Yamakawa and features animation by J.C. Staff. The series begins broadcasting on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11 beginning on July 13, 2018.
Source: Comic Natalie
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