The official website for the anime adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri‘s Hi Score Girl manga revealed on Tuesday that revealed new characters, cast, and the March 20 release for the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of the series’ episodes 13-15. Shiori Izawa will play Nikotama, and Kenta Miyake will play Zangief.
The release titled Hi Score Girl Extra Stage will cost 9,800 yen (about US$87) and bundle an all-new eight-page manga by Oshikiri. The release with also bundle a booklet about the production of the anime with staff interviews.
The new episodes will begin streaming on Netflix in March. The anime’s 12th episode revealed in September that episodes 13-15 will debut as original video anime (OVAs) through Netflix.
The show premiered on television in Japan on July 13. Netflix will stream the anime outside of Japan in December.
Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hells, Kill Me Baby, Little Busters!) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Tatsuhiko Urahata (Hajime no Ippo, Saki, Tsuredure Children) is in charge of series composition. Michiru Kuwabata (Penguin no Mondai, Danchi Tomoo) is drawing the character designs. Yūsuke Suzuki is the CG director. Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II, Final Fight, Final Fantasy XV, Napping Princess) is composing the music. Yuji Matsukura is credited for animation supervision. Tomoyasu Sakakibara(Monster Strike The Movie, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic) is credited as CGI producer, and Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment is credited for CGI.
The story of the “90s arcade romantic comedy” manga begins in 1991, during 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. She may look out of place at the arcade, but she is actually a top-class gamer. Akira completely outmatches Haruo in one Street Fighter IIround after another, and their relationship develops from this unlikely encounter.
Oshikiri’s original manga ended on September 25.
Sources: Hi Score Girl anime’s website, The Mainichi Shimbun’s Mantan Web