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Saekano Creator Launches New Manga Media Mix Maiden

Saekano Creator Launches New Manga Media Mix MaidenAre you a fan of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend? If so, you might want to keep an eye out for the new manga Media Mix Maiden.

That’s because it’s by Fumiaki Maruto, the creator of Saekano.

Illustrated by Sabu Musha, it’s the story of an unlucky man whose luck is about to change when he meets a goddess of entertainment. The media mix maiden of the title, ostensibly? The manga hits Japan’s Manga ONE app starting today.

Maruto launched Saekano as a series of light novels in 2012. The light novel series ran until 2017, and inspired manga, anime and games.

Here’s how Aniplex describes the anime:

“I’m gonna make you into a heroine that no one can resist!”

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-ge” (dating-simulation PC 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 and his childhood friend, 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 Megumi Kato, who is a super low-profile girl who he doesn’t even notice that she is in the same class! But, this doesn’t dissuade Tomoya. He is determined to make Megumi an ultimate gal-ge heroine!

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.