Arcade Game Mastery Comes to Life in "Hi Score Girl" Anime Promo

J.C. Staff produces adaptation with Yoshiki Yamakawa at the helm


Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl is officially coming to the small screen! A website launched for the anime adaptation, which has J.C. Staff on production, and you can see a game-footage-loaded promo below, followed by a visual and more on the series' staff.




The Hi Score Girl anime premieres this July, and has Kill Me Baby director Yoshiki Yamakawa at the helm. Here's more of the staff highlighted thus far via Natalie:


Original Work: Rensuke Oshikiri (Published in Square Enix's Big Gangan)

Director: Yoshiki Yamakawa

Series Composition: Tatsuhiko Urahata (Monster, Black Bullet)

Character Design: Michiru Kuwabata (Danchi Tomoo)

CG Director: Yūsuke Suzuki

Character Model Director: Eri Sekido

Art Director: Akira Suzuki 

Color Designer: Miho Kimura

Director of Photography: Shingo Fukuyo (A Certain Magical Index)

Editor: Kentarou Tsubone (REAL-T) (Wagnaria!!)

Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa

Music: Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy XV)

Sound Production: Magic Capsule

Opening Theme Artist: sora tob sakana

CGI Producer: Tomoyasu Sakakibara 

CGI: Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment

Animation Production Manager: Yuji Matsukura

Animation Production: J.C. Staff


OP artist sora tob sakana:


The series, set in 1991, is about a boy who seems to have nothing going for him, who lives for video games, and who then has that crutch removed when a rich, popular girl shows up at the arcade and destroys him in Street Fighter II. It came in at number two on the 2013 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey, and was nominated for the 6th Manga Taishō and the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.


The Hi Score Girl manga previously ran into legal issues thanks to a copyright infringement suit from SNK Playmore. The company reached a settlement with publisher Square Enix back in August 2015. 


Via Comic Natalie



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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