Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata
How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata

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Synonyms: SaeKano
Japanese: 冴えない彼女〈ヒロイン〉の育てかた
English: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend
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Volumes: 13
Chapters: 120
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 20, 2012 to Oct 20, 2017
Genres: Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance
Themes: Harem Harem, Otaku Culture Otaku Culture, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Misaki, Kurehito (Art), Maruto, Fumiaki (Story)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 17671,767 users)
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Ranked: #6022
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Popularity: #1950
Members: 9,962
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The life of Tomoya Aki, a high school otaku working part-time to support his BD hoarding. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Katou, 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. Utaha Kasumigaoka, 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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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (or Saekano) is a light novel series written by Maruto, renowned for writing visual novel script, and illustrated by Kurehito. It is a light-hearted school life series. The readers follow the protagonist Tomoya Aki and his doujin circle (harem), as they try to find success in making a visual novel that people will enjoy.

If the description so far sounds like a typical school life harem series, it is because Saekano never denies itself as such. Its character cast is set up with the classic harem formula. It has Kasumigaoka on the senpai role, Eriri on the osananajimi role, Mizuhara as the ...


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