The U.S. premiere of Hi-Score Girl at Otakon 2018 is still a bit less than a month away, but fans of the upcoming adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri's manga about early Nineties arcade culture can get a small taste of what's to come, because the ending animation for the series is now available online. The ending animation features the song "AfterSchoolDi(e)stra(u)ction", which is performed by Etsuko Yakushimaru.
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 is currently broadcasting in Japan on Tokyo MX, MBS, and BS11. Warner Bros. Anime will premiere the first two episodes of Hi-Score Girl at the Otakon 2018 Convention, which will be held in Washington D.C. from August 10 - 12, 2018.
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