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Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Film Gets Title, Fall 2019 Release

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Film Gets Title, Fall 2019 ReleaseHere’s a bit of news that’s anything but boring for Saekano fans.

We have a big update on the previously-announced Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend film, including title, visual and release date (well, season, anyway).

In Japanese, the title is Saenai heroine no sodate kata. Fine (that’s fine as in “final,” not “daaaamn, that’s a fine boring girlfriend you got there”). If the folks behind the film were to ask me to translate the title, I’d probably call it Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Heroine Fine.

The release season for the film was also revealed: fall 2019.

Kanta Kamei, who directed the show, is in as chief director, while series episode director Akihisa Shibata will serve as director.

Everyone else, including writer Fumiaki Maruto, character designer Tomoaki Takase, and the vocal cast, are back for more boring action.

Here’s how Aniplex USA describes the original series:

“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.