Round 1: READY FIGHT! Hi Score Girl

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For this weeks #BCM320 screening, we watched the Japanese anime series ‘Hi Score Girl’. The Netflix show is based off a literary manga series, which was created in 2010 by Rensuke Oshikiri. This 90s arcade romantic comedy follows Haruo Yaguchi, an obsessive gamer who meets his match Akira Ono, a silent yet strong rival with a tendency to resort to violence. Throughout the show, the two almost juxtaposing characters start to develop a bond over their love for gaming and we start to see a beautiful friendship blossom.

While I don’t consider myself an anime fan by any means at all, finding out what our screening was this week did make me remember all of the anime that I have consumed in my life. Growing up I was exposed to a range of popular Westsern style animes including Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Beyblade, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Avatar The Last Airbender…

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