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Upcoming Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Film is New Work, Not Compilation

Upcoming Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Film is New Work, Not CompilationFor fans of Saekano, here’s some very un-boring news.

It’s been revealed the upcoming Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend film, which was announced back in December of last year, will be a new work, not one of those compilation recuts.

That’s according to an interview with artist Kurehito Misaki, who illustrated the original light novels and whose work the anime’s character designs are based.

Saekano is, of course, the light novel-turned-anime series about an otaku high school student attempting to create a dating simulation game featuring his ideal girlfriend.

The original anime series ran for 13 episodes back in 2015, and was followed by an 11-episode 2017 sequel subtitled Flat.

The story, as described by Aniplex USA, goes:

“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!

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.