It was announced through its official website that Hi Score Girl will be returning for a second television anime season. Unlike most anime announcements, we know that the second season will be airing in October of this year!
The announcement was made during the screening of Episodes 13-15 which were released as part of the home media release and were not included in the first season’s television anime run. For those who love to import Japanese home media, it is available now if you choose to go out and buy it.
A promotional video for the show was released which you can view below:
In addition to the promotional video, a key visual depicting the characters and the second season’s logo was also unveiled:
The year is 1991, and arcade video games are the latest craze. Becoming a professional gamer is a far-fetched dream in an industry that has yet to spread its influence. Yet, that is the path sixth-grader Haruo Yaguchi wants to pursue. His aptitude for video games has earned him respect in local arcades and bestowed him with confidence and pride, both of which are shattered when fellow classmate Akira Oono easily defeats him in Street Fighter 2.
Akira is rich, pretty, and smart—as close as can be to a perfect girl. But Haruo had never cared about these things as, despite his multiple shortcomings as a person, his supremacy in video games was, in his mind, undisputed. So, now that someone has appeared who can rival him, part of Haruo cannot help but loathe her. Another part, however, itches for somebody who can compete with him on equal terms, and Akira is more than capable.