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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat

Spring 2017

Japanese Title: 冴えない彼女の育てかた♭

English Title: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend ♭

Romaji Title: Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata ♭

Apr 14, 2017 at 00:55


One day, otaku high-schooler Tomoya Aki has a fateful encounter on a cherry blossom covered slope with his classmate and perfectly normal girl Megumi Kato.

When Tomoya thinks of making Megumi the heroine of his self-made game, he involves his blonde childhood friend Eriri Spencer Sawamura as the illustrator along with the genius of the school, Utahan Kasumigaoka, to write the scenarios. Together, these three found the ‘circle’ “Blessing software”. They add Michiru Hyodo as a music supervisor to the group, so that at last there is only one thing to do: complete the game.
2 months later, the group is not at the Winter Comiket. Will they be able to complete the game?
This anime shows an authentic story of youth!

Voices From the Fans

The flow of the story is perfect for anime, and original content for light novel readers who already know the plot. The director put a lot of effort of making the anime cannon with the novel. You can’t ask for a better adaptation than this. Each character is captured perfectly. The development of Kato has been natural and steadily paced. It is harder to portray character developments without a big event, unlike Eriri or Utaha, Kato was a ‘boring heroine” as stated early in the anime, and yes she is, and her development is the most significant and most subtle which suits her character. If anyone try to argue, I can offer a rebuttal anytime, because there are far too many people who don’t understand anime and trying to be a critic.



Original Creator

Fumiaki Maruto

Original Character Design

Kurehito Misaki


Kanta Kamei

Assistant Director

Takahiro Kawakoshi

Series Composition

Fumiaki Maruto

Character Design

Tomoaki Takase


Hajime Hyakkoku (F.M.F)


Tomoya Aki

Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Megumi Kato

Kiyono Yasuno

Eiri Spencer Sawamura

Saori Onishi

Utaha Kasumigaoka

Ai Kayano

Key Visuals


Airing Date
Apr 14, 2017 at 00:55
Spring 2017

A-1 Pictures

Theme Songs

Stella Breeze – Haruna Luna, ending: Sakurairo Diay by Moso Calibration

Official Site

2017 丸戸史明・深崎暮人・KADOKAWA ファンタジア文庫刊/冴えない♭な製作委員会


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