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Light Novel 'Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata' to End

by Sakana-san
Mar 18, 3:35 PM | 29 Comments
The 12th volume of Fumiaki Maruto and Kurehito Misaki's light novel Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata revealed in its afterword that the series will end with the 13th volume. Maruto also stated the possibility of future works, similar to spin-off series that are independent to the main story.

Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata began publishing under Kadokawa's Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint in July 2012. A manga adaptation drawn by Neet ran for three volumes in Young Ace between February 2013 and May 2014. A second manga adaptation drawn by Takeshi Moriki was serialized in Dragon Age between January 2013 and August 2016, and collected into eight compiled volumes. The series inspired an anime adaptation by A-1 Pictures that was broadcast on Fuji TV's noitaminA programming block in Winter 2015, with a special episode airing before the anime's premiere. A second season is scheduled to premiere on April 14 on the same block.

Aniplex of America licensed the first season for North American distribution, and released the series in two Blu-ray volumes in March and May in 2016. Yen Press licensed the manga adaptation by Moriki in January 2016 and will publish the fifth volume on March 18.

Source: Hachima Kikou

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Honestly! Can anybody explain to me on why some anime are just unfinished then we are left with the light novel leftovers? Because this is getting infuriating for me (since I'm a lazy reader). Thanks

Jun 13, 7:34 AM by spoilers_are_ok

LaNarine said:
What ? Megumi ?
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Okay i stop the anime. Don't want to watch this shit. Have a good time.
Seriously, a fucking ROBOT WAIFU ???


She's completely different from Ayanami Rei clones.

Jun 8, 8:27 AM by Tennouji

What ? Megumi ?
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Okay i stop the anime. Don't want to watch this shit. Have a good time.
Seriously, a fucking ROBOT WAIFU ???

Jun 7, 10:52 AM by LaNarine

Almost certainly no season three for the main story with the last novel coming out soon, too bad. A spinoff might get anime though.

May 2, 5:03 PM by hpulley

It's better this way, it did its job and did it well, the first well executed genre reconstruction for the harem subgenre. And it was needed, after years of deconstruction and auto-pilot protestants*.

It had good impact already. Short means effective.

*by protestants I mean shows that carry on through the mire of tropes as normal without acknowledging reconstructive or deconstructive movements; I'm looking at you, Nisekoi

May 2, 4:57 AM by Red_Tuesday

Kuhhh ahhh my heart... my heart....

May 1, 10:19 PM by Gorogoro-kun

If the second season of the anime adaptation is released mainly for the fans, then good. But if it is released mainly for promotional purposes, then what a waste of funds thrown at producing the second season. The second season adaptation could be more useful if the LN would run at least one more volume. But it also promotes the manga adaptation, the coming spin-offs, and the older LNs, so it's not much of a waste.

Apr 30, 12:05 AM by crx07

Stark700 said:
Kinda curious to see how much the second season will adapt the LN. I don't expect them to reach that far though.

The first season adapted the first four novels. This will probably be the same.

Mar 24, 8:20 PM by AvidAnimeViewer

Kinda curious to see how much the second season will adapt the LN. I don't expect them to reach that far though.

Mar 21, 4:35 AM by Stark700

Frostbytes said:

If you don't mind spoilers

I can die happy if the ending is adapted to anime.

Mar 20, 10:53 PM by ToG25thBaam

oh crap, noo... This is one of those feelsbadman

Mar 20, 5:05 AM by Yohimo_asakura

Heck, It's like it's already the End of the World.
A lot of manga and light novels I know was ending.
Now I wonder how much of the LN would be animated on Season 2.

Mar 19, 6:30 AM by Rayzer

Well - maybe it's time to finally start reading.

Mar 19, 5:52 AM by cure_potato

Askorti said:
_Ako_ said:
And of course Utaha-senpai ship will sail... Inside my heart... :(

Damn... I will try to read it... When I watching the anime adaptation...

Well, there's a spin-off manga where she's the main heroine and the other girls are absent... ;)
And the funny thing is that manga is so awesome ..great art+great characters

Mar 19, 1:31 AM by ultravigo

_Ako_ said:
And of course Utaha-senpai ship will sail... Inside my heart... :(

Damn... I will try to read it... When I watching the anime adaptation...

Well, there's a spin-off manga where she's the main heroine and the other girls are absent... ;)

Mar 19, 1:07 AM by Askorti

I loved the anime and rewatched it atleast 5 times. Time to read the novel before the final volume comes out.

Mar 18, 11:56 PM by animesannin

Time to hurry finish the LN I guess, been putting it off for quite a long time now.

Mar 18, 11:22 PM by Jiharo

Frostbytes said:
HecticLeo said:
Who wom? Megumi? I hope they finish it in the anime, loved season 1.


If you don't mind spoilers



Daaaamn. Please please please animate it!!!

Mar 18, 10:28 PM by HecticLeo

HecticLeo said:
Who wom? Megumi? I hope they finish it in the anime, loved season 1.


If you don't mind spoilers

Mar 18, 9:33 PM by Frostbytes

GarLogan78 said:
SenpaiJay98 said:
Noitama Block only has 1 cours now, and they are filled up...unless they move to another channel to air Season 3 and 4(but I don't see this happening)


Someone on ANN was saying they would need at least two more seasons after this one to finish adapting it.
They would, since Volume 7 is most likely going to be the ending point for Season 2

Mar 18, 9:25 PM by SenpaiJay98