The BEST Episodes of Hi Score Girl

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2020

Network: BS11

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.

ROUND 24

#1 - ROUND 24

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 20, 2019

Akira and Haruo face off in the tournament's final round. Months later, Haruo hasn't recovered and Akira's departure nears. Then Makoto comes to visit.

star 8.73
33 votes
ROUND 23

#2 - ROUND 23

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 13, 2019

The tournament begins with Haruo running on very little sleep. After he advances in his own match, he's dumbfounded to see the result of Akira's.

star 8.68
28 votes
ROUND 12

#3 - ROUND 12

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 29, 2018

Stranded out late with Akira, Haruo asks his mother to help him find a place to stay. Hidaka visits Haruo's house to lend him her PlayStation console.

star 8.15
52 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
ROUND 3

#4 - ROUND 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 28, 2018

With summer vacation coming to an end, Haruo and Akira join their classmates on a trip to the flower park, but eye the amusement park next door.

star 7.87
67 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
ROUND 9

#5 - ROUND 9

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 8, 2018

With high school entrance exams coming up next year, Haruo fears his time playing fighting games at the arcade with Akira will soon come to an end.

star 7.83
47 votes
Writers: Yoriko Tomita
ROUND 18

#6 - ROUND 18

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 8, 2019

Representing Shibuya, Haruo faces players from Mizonokuchi, including Koharu, in a 10-person Street Fighter Zero 2 arcade battle.

star 7.79
29 votes
ROUND 16

#7 - ROUND 16

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 25, 2019

Moemi has pushed Akira to excel her whole life, but all she cared about was arcade games. She still likes games, but she also likes Haruo.

star 7.72
36 votes
ROUND 8

#8 - ROUND 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 1, 2018

With tours of historic landmarks over for the day, Haruo sneaks off alone to the city of Osaka to compete in the Super Street Fighter II X tournament.

star 7.70
50 votes
Writers: Atsuo Ishino
ROUND 21

#9 - ROUND 21

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 29, 2019

Haruo realizes how much Akira means to him and visits Miyao to confirm it. To prove himself, he invites Akira to join him at a tournament in Osaka.

star 7.64
25 votes
ROUND 11

#10 - ROUND 11

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 22, 2018

Hidaka asks Akira about her feelings toward Haruo while playing Virtua Cop in co-op mode. Out of his funk, Haruo searches for Akira at local arcades.

star 7.64
44 votes
Writers: Yoriko Tomita
ROUND 10

#11 - ROUND 10

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 15, 2018

Now in his first year of high school, Haruo realizes his time playing the new Sega Saturn console at home have greatly diminished his arcade skills.

star 7.60
45 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
ROUND 2

#12 - ROUND 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 21, 2018

Akira brings Haruo his homework when he misses school with a fever. In return, Haruo lets her play with his collection of PC Engine games.

star 7.51
71 votes
Writers: Yoriko Tomita
ROUND 20

#13 - ROUND 20

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 22, 2019

Koharu challenges Akira to a Super Street Fighter II X match. For her, there's more riding on the game than which of them is the arcade champion.

star 7.50
26 votes
ROUND 22

#14 - ROUND 22

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 6, 2019

Akira keeps her impending move to Los Angeles a secret. In Osaka, she and Haruo spend their time on the eve of the tournament in various arcades.

star 7.46
26 votes
ROUND 1

#15 - ROUND 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 2018

Haruo is humiliated at the local arcade when his classmate Akira destroys all her challengers in Street Fighter II while playing as Zangief.

star 7.42
80 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
ROUND 17

#16 - ROUND 17

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 1, 2019

Completely oblivious, Haruo watches in awe as Koharu and Akira duke it out on Virtua Fighter 2. At the game center, Koharu can't help but taunt him.

star 7.35
31 votes
ROUND 4

#17 - ROUND 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 4, 2018

Haruo invites classmate Hidaka to play a game of Street Fighter II Dash when she's caught in a snowstorm on her way home from school.

star 7.29
58 votes
Writers: Yoriko Tomita
ROUND 19

#18 - ROUND 19

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 15, 2019

When Makoto presses him about his feelings towards Akira and Koharu, Haruo flees. Out on the street, he's abducted by a group of men in suits.

star 7.28
25 votes
ROUND 7

#19 - ROUND 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 25, 2018

Eager to play with Haruo, Hidaka buys a copy of Final Fight for the Super Famicom console. Haruo and class head to Kyoto for an overnight school trip.

star 7.16
49 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata
ROUND 6

#20 - ROUND 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 18, 2018

As Haruo pulls off Guile's super combo moves on the newly added Super Street Fighter II X machine, a familiar face returns to the local arcade scene.

star 7.07
54 votes
Writers: Yoriko Tomita
ROUND 5

#21 - ROUND 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 11, 2018

Haruo is taken aback after witnessing Hidaka eliminate Sub-Zero with a complex "FATALITY" move while playing Mortal Kombat for the first time.

star 6.98
59 votes
Writers: Tatsuhiko Urahata