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

Saekano: Fan Service of Love and Youth

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Alternative Titles

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: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2015
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: HaremHarem
Duration: 23 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 7259972,599 users)
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Ranked: #38462
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Popularity: #1745
Members: 129,057
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The latest game by Blessing Software needs one final push to make it over the finish line. To help with this, the team ventures out to the Japanese countryside for location scouting. Illustrator Eriri Spencer Sawamura and model Megumi Kato busy themselves with work. However, scriptwriter Utaha Kasumigaoka and music producer Michiru Hyoudou have other plans with their teammate Tomoya Aki. With the four girls all fighting for his attention, Tomoya finds himself in increasingly risqué situations.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Haruna, Luna
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
Sawai, Miku
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Maruto, Fumiaki
Original Creator
Misaki, Kurehito
Original Character Design


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Kimiiro Signal (君色シグナル)" by Luna Haruna

Ending Theme


Jan 8, 2015
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 ...
Jan 8, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 8, 2015
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.

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