Saekano – How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

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Tomoya Aki, an otaku, has been obsessed with collecting anime and light novels for years, attaching himself to various series with captivating stories and characters. Now, he wants to have a chance of providing the same experience for others by creating his own game, but unfortunately, Tomoya cannot do this task by himself. He successfully recruits childhood friend Eriri Spencer Sawamura to illustrate and literary elitist Utaha Kasumigaoka to write the script for his visual novel, while he directs. Super-group now in hand, Tomoya only needs an inspiration to base his project on, and luckily meets the beautiful, docile Megumi Katou, who he then models his main character after. Using what knowledge he has, Tomoya creates a new doujin circle with hopes to touch the hearts of those who play their game. What he does not realize, is that to invoke these emotions, the creators have had to experience the same feelings in their own lives.

User Rating: 4.25 ( 5 votes)


English: Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Japanese: 冴えない彼女〈ヒロイン〉の育てかた
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2015 to Mar 27, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:50 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Dentsu, Fuji TV, Half H.P Studio, Cospa, Fujipacific Music, Good Smile Company, Kyoraku Industrial Holdings, Kansai Telecasting, Fujimi Shobo
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Kanta Kamei – Director
Akiko Fujita – Sound Director
Yuuki Ogawa – Episode Director, Key Animation, 2nd Key Animation
Fumiaki Maruto – Script, Original Creator, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kimiiro Signal (君色シグナル)” by Luna Haruna
ED1: “Colorful. (カラフル。)” by Miku Sawai

Episode List

01: An Error-ridden Prologue
02: A Girlfriend Without a Raised Flag
03: Retake the Climax
04: Budget, Deadline and New Development
05: The Date Event of Crossing Paths
06: Deciding the Night for Two
07: Friend, Foe or a New Character
08: A Wingman’s Traumatic Recollection Mode
09: One-on-one Route After 8 Years
10: A Melody of Reminiscing and Support
11: Ready to Start Resolving the Subplots
12: The Ups and Downs at the End of Each Day



A bit self aware and bit not. It’s a weird combo, but its enjoyable, nothing more nothing less


Self aware harem show that is actually pretty good


A show about making the perfect visual novel. While everyone falls for the mc, who is an otaku. (In other words – Really unrealistic) xD


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Had fun watching this one. The comedy is good with cute girls though the romance side is a little lacking sadly.


To me, this was a waste of time. A whole lot of nothing.

simon (snek)

oya it is purdy good



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!