With Aniplex USA bringing out Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, aka Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, that means it’s available on different services to try and reach as many fans as possible. The show has made its debut and now the folks at Hulu have been streaming the first episode. The series is available in standard definition for anyone to access while Hulu Plus fans can watch it in HD and stream it to their TV apps and other digital devices. Check out the first episode below!
The series is based off of the light novels that began in the summer of 2012 and has five volumes so far as written Fumiaki Maruto with artwork by Kurehito Misaki. The series is directed by Kanta Kamei based on scripts by Fumiaki Maruto with animation production done by A-1 Pictures. It star Chinatsu Akasaki as Izumi Hashima and Tetsuya Kakihara as Iori Hashima. The cast previously announced Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Tomoya Aki, Saori Ohnishi as Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Ai Kayano as Utaha Kasumigaoka and Sayuri Yahagi as Michiru Hyodou.
Plot concept: 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…!