Crunchyroll to Stream "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend"

Aniplex of America announces simulcast plans across digital outlets

Aniplex of America announced the acquisition of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata), based on the light novel series written by Fumiaki Maruto and illustrated by Kurehito Misaki. The winter anime adaptation will simulcast on the Aniplex Channel, Hulu, and Crunchyroll, with time and territories to be announced at a later date.

 

In the meantime, there's an official English website for the series, directed by Kanta Kamei (ORESHURA, Nanana's Buried Treasure) at A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Blue Exorcist).

 

Aniplex's streaming announcement trailer:

 

 

Synopsis:

One day, an otaku high school student Tomoya Aki has a fateful encounter with a girl amidst the beautiful cherry blossom trees. This meeting inspires Tomoya to design his very own “gal-game” (dating-simulation video game) featuring a heroine modeled after the girl he saw. In order to make his desire a reality, Tomoya must persuade a few eccentric “creators” such as the ace member of the art club, Eriri Spencer Sawamura and the school’s top student, Utaha Kasumigaoka to join his development team. Meanwhile, Tomoya is shocked to learn that the girl he idolized as his muse for this whole project was none other than his boring classmate, Megumi Kato!

 

But, this doesn’t dissuade Tomoya. He is determined to give Megumi a total make-over within his game and raise her to be the absolute girlfriend that every man desires...!

 

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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. He also likes to draw comics. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox.

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