The BEST Episodes of Hi Score Girl
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 15, 2021
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.