This year’s ninth issue of Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan magazine has announced that Rensuke Oshikiri’s Hi Score Girl manga will end in the next issue on September 25, 2018.
Oshikiri launched the manga in Square Enix’s Monthly Big Gangan in 2010. The manga halted serialization in August 2014 following SNK Playmore’s (now SNK) criminal complaint against Square Enix in August 2014, which asserted that the Hi Score Girl manga featured over 100 instances of characters from The King of Fighters, Samurai Spirits (Samurai Shodown), and other fighting games owned by SNK. Square Enix filed a counterclaim against SNK Playmore in October 2014. The two companies settled their claims over the manga in August 2015, and SNK Playmore dropped its criminal charges against Square Enix. The manga resumed in Monthly Big Gangan in July 2016. Square Enix also issued a voluntary recall on all of the manga’s five print volumes in 2014, but re-released the first five volumes in 2016 under the title Hi Score Girl CONTINUE.