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Light Novel 'Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata' to End

by Sakana-san
Mar 18, 3:35 PM | 22 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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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

SenpaiJay98 said:
KuuhakuDesu said:


Perhaps 2-cours, to adapt everything at once? Or maybe they'll just announce a 3rd season later on.
Idk how far the first season went into the source material, so I can't say for sure.
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.

Mar 18, 9:20 PM by GarLogan78

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

Mar 18, 7:41 PM by HecticLeo

Best girl Megumi wins and I am all good. I just love her!

Mar 18, 7:25 PM by shanimebib

KuuhakuDesu said:
Zarke said:
I'm curious how much material season 2 will cover if the source material is confirmed to be ending soon.


Perhaps 2-cours, to adapt everything at once? Or maybe they'll just announce a 3rd season later on.
Idk how far the first season went into the source material, so I can't say for sure.
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)

Mar 18, 5:32 PM by SenpaiJay98

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

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

Mar 18, 5:32 PM by _Ako_

Zarke said:
I'm curious how much material season 2 will cover if the source material is confirmed to be ending soon.


Perhaps 2-cours, to adapt everything at once? Or maybe they'll just announce a 3rd season later on.
Idk how far the first season went into the source material, so I can't say for sure.

Mar 18, 5:30 PM by KuuhakuDesu

SweDark said:
First to love-ru darkness
Second Hayate no gotoku!
Third Denpa kyoushi
and now Saenai Heroine no sodatekata...
Am I being haunted by some spirit that ends all the types of anime/manga and light novels that I enjoy? If this goes on, I'm not sure if I'll make it through this year >.>
I'd say some value was lost with these but whatever you multiply by 0 is still 0.

Mar 18, 5:03 PM by Paulo27