This week I indulged in the first four episodes of the 2018 anime, ‘Hi-Score Girl’. The series explores several adventures undertaken by a young girl and boy who build a relationship through their love for arcade/video games in Japan in 1991. Though this was my first time delving into the genre, I surprisingly enjoyed anime more than I originally anticipated (maybe I judged to early, because this was within the first episodes opening credits).
Within the first scenes of the first episode, the issue of gender stereotyping caught my attention. Haruo assumes that because Akira is a female and also comes for a wealthy background she shouldn’t be nearly as good at video games as she is.
“She’s not the kind of girl that comes here”, a quote from Haruo further portrays the idea, that because Akira comes from a more upper class background with very good grades she doesn’t…
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