Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata: Ai to Seishun no Service-kai

Saekano: Fan Service of Love and Youth

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Synonyms: Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata Special: Episode 0, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend: Prologue
Japanese: 冴えない彼女の育てかた #0 「愛と青春のサービス回」
English: Saekano: Fan Service of Love and Youth
Spanish: Saekano: Cómo Educar a una Novia Aburrida. Capítulo 0: Fan Service de Amor y Corazones Puros
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2015
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: HaremHarem
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 6538365,383 users)
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Ranked: #36162
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Popularity: #1551
Members: 115,169
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Tomoya Aki, Megumi Katou, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Utaha Kasumigaoka and Tomoya's cousin Michiru Hyoudou (all members of a doujin circle called Blessing Software) go out location scouting for their project, a video game. As Eriri attempts to get Megumi to act out a scenario for the main heroine, Utaha lures Tomoya away and forces him to act out a romantic scenario with her.

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Jan 8, 2015
CloudPersona (All reviews)
Whatever about the actual series, this is entirely skippable unless you're big into fanservice. With the 4th wall broken immediately (concurrent with a bathing scene) it comes off as smug and self-aware in the worst way. It pretends to parody excessive fanservice and harem tropes as an excuse to regurgitate same for 20 minutes. I highly recommend you don't bother.
Jan 8, 2015
Zeroskye (All reviews)
Before deciding whether or not you want to watch Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, you need to realize that this episode is a parody. It isn't meant to be taken seriously. I mean the title of the episode is Fan Service of Youth and Love, there's no point in complaining about the excessive amount of fan service. You shouldn't believe that the series is going to be like this, the writers were very well aware of their actions. They wanted to make a parody and that's what they did. Do not factor in the fan service in your consideration of whether or not you want to read more
Jan 8, 2015
KKBIGWHEELS (All reviews)
How you view episode 0 of Saekano can go either one of two ways. A lot of it has to do with whether:

A) You have read the manga and are familiar with most of the characters and their personalities. In which case, you probably made more sense of this episode than those who didn't. You probably thought it was a decent watch.

B) You haven't read the manga/light novel and don't really understand the context of this episode (I don't blame you). All you can see are fan-service filled scenes with no real plot or story introduced. Probably just another cookie cutter harem. That's totally fine read more
Jan 8, 2015
Flawfinder (All reviews)
The start of a new year is a rough period for pop culture in general. Nevertheless, anime as a whole suffers the worst of the brunt because -barring the occasional film release – the output from that field is updated only once every three months and thus if something sucks in January, chances are it’s going to suck the next month and even worse the month after that. And that still remains true in regards to Winter Anime 2014, which admittedly is in the pre-Death Parade stage so I’m not ready to write it off just yet, because Christ, it’s like most of the premieres read more


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