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Madman Acquires ‘Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend’ Anime License

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Saekano Season 1 Collection 2 HeaderWhile Aniplex USA has brought out Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend in North America with Blu-ray releases, the show has now been picked up for Australian release by Madman Entertainment. And their release is being set for a DVD-only one when it lands on September 7th, 2016. The plus side for them is that they get it all in one collection priced at $59.95, so there’s some positives and negatives to it here depending on your point of view. The Japanese language series will have English subtitles with extras that include the clean opening and closing, promotional videos, and the web episode previews.

The series was directed by Kanta Kamei based on scripts by Fumiaki Maruto and character designs by Toshiaki Takase with animation production done by A-1 Pictures. It stars 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.

The series is based on the light novels that began in the summer of 2012 and has over nine volumes so far as written Fumiaki Maruto with artwork by Kurehito Misaki.

Check out the cover artwork for the Japanese artwork here and you can also read our complete series review here.

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…!

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