Impressions by Clark A.
As one might surmise from the title, Hi-sCool! takes place at an educational institute and follows the feminine equivalents of Sega’s Dreamcast, Saturn, and Mega Drive consoles. There’s some attempt at giving this show a plot by saying their goal is to graduate, but no one is going to watch this for the dramatic suspense.
Since there’s never any beating around the bush when it comes to naming products by their proper moniker, the show isn’t quite as subtle as it could be. Thankfully, the writers have more than compensated by offering countless in-jokes to tickle the fancies of Sega aficionados. The sheer volume of these references is impressive alone, but the actual quality of the humour is there too (provided you have a general grasp of the company’s history anyway). I had to giggle at the mockery of the Dreamcast’s limited online capabilities in particular, as it brought back memories of dial-up Internet and paying some rather absurd fees.
– Clark A.
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