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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend 

Saenai hiroin no sodatekata (original title)
Aki,a highschool otaku work to support his game making. With remarkable luck, he bumps into Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated relationships.
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Series cast summary:
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...  Tomoya Aki 13 episodes, 2015
Saori Oonishi ...  Eriri Spencer Sawamura 13 episodes, 2015
Kiyono Yasuno Kiyono Yasuno ...  Megumi Kato 13 episodes, 2015
Ai Kayano ...  Utaha Kasumigaoka 12 episodes, 2015
You Taichi You Taichi ...  Kiyo Ishimaki / ... 7 episodes, 2015
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Aki,a highschool otaku work to support his game making. With remarkable luck, he bumps into Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated relationships.

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Followed by Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fine (2019) See more »

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Kimiiro Signal
Performed by Luna Haruna
Lyrics by Luna Haruna and Ken Masutani
Music and Arrangement by Ken Masutani
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Chasing a McGuffin
24 September 2020 | by 300MegahertzSee all my reviews

Season 1:

The plot, of course, doesn't make a lot of sense, but Aki's eccentrism and antics are fun to watch. Kato has no real reason to put up with them, but she does anyway, and her stoic remarks are priceless. But other than that, she lacks any real purpose other than to grow closer to Aki, and it feels somewhat forced.

Aki's other friends, Eriri and Utaha, are much more central to the actual plot, but both of them are unlikable and moody. It's not clear what Aki sees in them.

And then there is Michiru, Aki's cousin, whose only purpose is to be another girl in Aki's life. I think they overdid it with female characters.

But all in all, I had some good laughs.

Season 2:

Character development comes to a hold, Kato's screen time is much too short and meaningless, every single conversation is about the McGuffin (the video game they are working on), and there just is too much forced conflict. Aki is the typical dense protagonist. It feels annoying and the humor of season 1 is gone. The last 4 episodes feel super, super rushed, and there is no meaningful conclusion.

It also is very ironic how the protagonists condemn typical anime cliches while being typical anime cliches.


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Japanese

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (Japan) See more »

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Saekano See more »

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$6,588,147
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