Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata


Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

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Synonyms: Saenai Kanojo no Sodate-kata
Japanese: 冴えない彼女〈ヒロイン〉の育てかた
English: Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
German: Saekano? How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
Spanish: Saekano: Cómo Educar a una Novia Aburrida
French: Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
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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
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, Otaku CultureOtaku Culture, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.471 (scored by 318174318,174 users)
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Ranked: #19772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #314
Members: 667,809
Favorites: 4,391

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Synopsis

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.

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Nakajima, Yasuhiro
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Segawa, Akito
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"Kimiiro Signal (君色シグナル)" by Luna Haruna
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Jun 30, 2024
Saekano is an amazing romcom, and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in animes, even people who aren't too fond of harem shows.

I'll try to describe down below the many pros of this anime without spoiling anything.


- The animation is beautiful, saying it's similar to what we can find in high budget movies might be an exaggeration, but it's pretty close. There are many details, many objects in every scene, nice visuals, and the quality remains the same from episode 1 to 12.

- While the characters do have some clichés/usual tropes ( the tsundere, the kuudere ) they remain interesting enough, and ...
Feb 29, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The title is pretty self-explanatory. A high school loser obsessed with anime, light novels, and dating sims, gets inspired to create his own dating sim after he has a fateful encounter with an enchanting girl. He wants to base the main heroine of his game on the aforementioned girl. Alas, the girl turns out to have an oppressively boring personality. Will he be able to turn her into a main heroine everyone will adore? Watch to find out.

Having said that, should you actually watch it? Nah. I’m about to give you a spoiler, but it’s predictable as all hell, and you don’t really care, anyway. ...
Aug 5, 2022
The best way I can describe how I feel after finishing this show is if I went outside, someone ran up to me and kicked my ass, but I was somehow also bored while they were doing it.
There are all the pieces of a good anime here, but they forgot to add in a little thing called dramatic tension. That would be bad enough, but I'm a sucker for good romance, so if the romance was good I could forgive it a little. Well its not good, it left me feeling disgusted, sad, and overall wishing I could wash it from my brain like ...

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