SEGA Hard Girls Anime “Hi☆sCool! Seha Girls” Debuts!

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The new SEGA-based CG anime, Hi☆sCool! SeHa Girls, has officially landed! The new series’ first episode is now available on Crunchyroll, and sees the characters, human representations of the SEGA Mega Drive, SEGA Saturn and SEGA Dreamcast, introduced to one another as they enter the SeHaGaga Academy, with one goal; graduate!

It seems like a bizarre concept for an anime, and that’s probably because it is. But suffice to say, if you’re a SEGA fan there’s plenty to enjoy here. There’s numerous SEGA references, unsurprisingly, and some neat jokes worked into them, such as the OutRun guy still having “20 years left on the loan” for that flashy Testatrossa – ouch! There’s some joking about regarding the heroes of Golden Axe, and some hilarious internet shenanigans with Dreamcast too!

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It’s also a pleasant surprise to see Professor Asobin, the first unofficial mascot of SEGA, return for this series as the girl’s teacher!

The graphical style was something that threw me off a bit at first, as I’m not exactly familiar with many CG animes; though to be fair, I’ve watched about three different anime series’, so that doesn’t surprise me. Anywho, the animation is actually pretty good, and the character designs are wonderful, illustrated by KEI of Hatsune Miku fame.

The ending animation also gives us possible glimpses of future episodes, featuring Ulala from Space Channel 5, an episode in which the girls enter the world of Space Harrier, and yes, even a certain blue hedgehog has made it into the show from the looks of things!

And for the record, I have not the slightest clue why everything’s called “Seha.” I assume licensing or something. (Update: Or more likely it’s a contraction of SEGA Hard Girls – cheers for pointing that out The KKM!)

Overall, I see lots of promise in this series, and it’s undoubtedly a great watch for long time SEGA fans; but don’t just take my word for it, give it a watch!

Watch the first episode here!

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3 responses to “SEGA Hard Girls Anime “Hi☆sCool! Seha Girls” Debuts!

  1. Kolma says:

    I see when they transform Dreamcast looks linda like Ulala, Sega Saturn looks like NiGHTS. But I can’t figure out who Mega Drive looked like.
    Any thoughts anyone?

  2. TrackerTD says:

    @Kolma
    I seen everyone say Saturn’s like NiGHTS, but to me she’s more the spitting image of Honey from Fighting Vipers, especially with those twintails!

    As for the Mega Drive, I have no idea sadly.

  3. Kolma says:

    @TrackerTD
    I would be inclined to agree with you if her hair wasn’t so straight and thick at the base.
    Also NiGHTS too has a “ring” around her neck in her into Dreams outfit (it’s gone in the Wii “sequel”)

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