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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata


Alternative Titles

English: Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Synonyms: Saenai Kanojo no Sodate-kata
Japanese: 冴えない彼女〈ヒロイン〉の育てかた

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2015 to Mar 27, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:50 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.741 (scored by 63,891 users)
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Ranked: #9602
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Popularity: #340
Members: 127,601
Favorites: 1,106
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The life of Tomoya Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hoarding. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into Megumi Kato-the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who's always valued her relationship with MC. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction?

The tale of a small not quite doujin circle, but not quite indie studio's journey through the tough territory of comiket and beyond.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Katou, Megumi
Katou, Megumi
Main
Yasuno, Kiyono
Japanese
Yasuno, Kiyono
Kasumigaoka, Utaha
Kasumigaoka, Utaha
Main
Kayano, Ai
Japanese
Kayano, Ai
Sawamura, Eriri Spencer
Sawamura, Eriri Spencer
Main
Oonishi, Saori
Japanese
Oonishi, Saori
Aki, Tomoya
Aki, Tomoya
Main
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Taichi, You
Japanese
Taichi, You

Staff

Kamei, Kanta
Kamei, Kanta
Director
Fujita, Akiko
Fujita, Akiko
Sound Director
Maruto, Fumiaki
Maruto, Fumiaki
Script, Series Composition, Original Creator
Kanbe, Mamoru
Kanbe, Mamoru
Storyboard


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"Kimiiro Signal (君色シグナル)" by Luna Haruna

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"Colorful. (カラフル。)" Miku Sawai



More reviewsReviews

HaXXspetten
Mar 27, 2015
Here's a show with an interesting theme
About an otaku with a dream:
To create a new game
That puts all else to shame
And produced by the girls from his team

One day he met a girl dressed in white
It was a case of love at first sight
Except instead of love
It was rather kind of
Like he wanted her soul's copyright

She would model for the female lead
For the game; he made sure she agreed
But despite interests joint
To just get to that point
There was one more thing that they would need

So he then asked with all of his heart
If his tsundere friend could take part
Since under a fake name
She'd gotten tons read more
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Candangz
Mar 26, 2015
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, or Saekano for reduce, is an anime where the protagonist is an otaku who wants to fulfill his dream of creating a galgame, after meeting his beautiful heroine in a captivating scene in which his hat flies downhill, stopping near of protagonist, who is shocked to see a girl with such beauty. To follow his dream of creating a game, he forms your harem... I mean, your team, with qualified people in various areas which are needed to create a game, but with unique personalities, which consequently develops a bit of humor on the series thanks to this factor, and then read more
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poorqs
Mar 26, 2015
What does it take to create a dating SIM which will cause people to laugh and cry, but also touch their hearts? This was a question our main character asked himself, which sparked the beginning of the roller-coaster of laughs we call Saekano.

I’m sure when we were younger you’ve all had dreams and goals you wanted to achieve when you get older. The anime tells the epic adventure it took our MC, Tomoya Aki, to achieve his goal of creating a game, complete with all the girl problems, and sexual harassments he receives each day from his devious co-workers.

While I was scrolling through the read more
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deepbluejeer
Apr 16, 2015
Saekano is the most frustrating kind of bad show: the kind which could have been legitimately good if it tried.

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hyped for Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (Saekano for short) at the start of winter 2015. It’s a shiny new adaptation of Fumiaki Maruto’s light novel series – the same Fumiaki Maruto who wrote White Album 2, which got an anime around a year and a half ago. He also wrote Parfait and Sekai de Ichiban NG na Koi – both of which I’ve seen glowing reviews of. Naturally, I’d expect Saekano to be something close to his work read more
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