Rensuke Oshikiri is on a bit of a role as his manga series Pupipo! is about to hit in anime form and now High Score Girl will be getting an anime adaptaiton as well. Details are pretty much non-existent at this point outside of the fact that it’s gotten the green light via Big Gangan magazine this week which noted that more information would be coming later. The manga began back in 2010 from Oshikiri and has five volumes to its name so far. None of his series have been licensed in the US before though he’s created quite a few of them over the years since his professional debut in 2003.
Plot concept: The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He’s not popular in school and he’s neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who’s popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd couple begins a strange bond and friendship.