Aniplex of America, Inc. announced that they have acquired SAEKANO: HOW TO RAISE A BORING GIRLFRIEND for this upcoming winter season. Originally a popular light novel series written by author Fumiaki Maruto, the anime adaptation of SAEKANO: HOW TO RAISE A BORING GIRLFRIEND will be directed by Kanta Kamei (ORESHURA, NANANA’S BURIED TREASURE) and produced by A-1 Pictures (SWORD ART ONLINE II, BLUE EXORCIST, OREIMO 2). Aniplex of America has also confirmed that this series will begin its simulcast schedule on January 8, 2015 and will be available for fans to stream on the Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, and Hulu. The specific time the show will simulcast will be announced at a later date.
The official U.S. homepage for SAEKANO: HOW TO RAISE A BORING GIRLFRIEND has also launched and fans can get detailed information regarding this series before the premiere here.
The story of SAEKANO: HOW TO RAISE A BORING GIRLFRIEND revolves around Tomoya Aki, an otaku high school student who was working part-time to raise enough funds for an anime Blu-ray. One day, he is captivated by a girl he encounters while walking down a hill adorned with beautiful cherry blossom petals. Unable to take his mind off of this girl, Tomoya decides that he will develop his original dating simulation game with this girl as the model for the heroine!
To Tomoya’s surprise, the girl of his dreams turns out to be none other than his classmate, Megumi Kato, a girl that can only be described as “extremely normal.” Can a game heroine modelled after a girl like Megumi be desirable for the game players?
Tomoya ventures to recruit a group of eccentric girls around him to make this project a success. But, he will soon realize that things are usually easier said than done — with so many hurdles along the way, and incompatible team members will the game even see the light of day?! SAEKANO: HOW TO RAISE A BORING GIRLFRIEND is a unique romantic comedy series that will introduce a new type of anime heroine.
The series will feature an all-star cast with many fan-favorite voice actors including Yoshitsugu Matsuoka (SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC), Ai Kayano (ORESHURA, ANOHANA THE MOVIE), Chinatsu Akasaki (ORESHURA), Saori Onishi (The irregular at magic high school) and Testuya Kakihara (GURREN LAGANN, BLUE EXORCIST).