Hi Score Girl (ハイスコアガール Hai Sukoa Gāru) is an anime television series based on the manga written and illustrated by Rensuke Oshikiri. It aired in Japan between July 13, 2018 and September 28, 2018, consisting of 12 episodes. A romantic arcade-themed comedy set in the 90's, the series is known for its unique art style and fully accurate representations of the multitude of game software, hardware and even the culture that is presented. A second season aired between October and December 2019, consisting of 9 episodes.
It's 1991 and 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. Akira completely outmatches Haruo in one Street Fighter II round after another, and their relationship develops from this unlikely encounter.