Yep, another manga. ハイスコアガール (Highscore Girl). My second book I purchased from BookLive!.
It’s about a boy who is good at nothing but video games. He often goes to the arcades. One day, he faces a very tough opponent in Street Fighter II, losing seven times in a row. He checks out who his opponent is and she turns out to be his classmate who is a pretty girl from a rich family.
The manga is supposedly accurate about the video game details and historical information:
Anyway, for his second attempt, the boy decides to play cheap in order to beat the girl. He used a taboo technique (Guile’s light kick followed by inescapable quick throw) that would have made anyone pissed off, but he thinks it’s okay since the opponent is a girl…
And that’s just chapter 1, which can be previewed free on BookLive! I can’t help but purchase this hilarious manga lol XD
I gotta say, I appreciate all these mangas with unique art styles and expressions.
Another one of my favorite artists in this regard is ringo, who drew Black Rock-Chan and is now working on the manga adaptation of Date-A-Live. Unfortunately, due to health problems, he (or she?) would not continue with the Date-A-Live manga adaptation (but he/she would still complete the story from the 1st volume of the light novels, I think).