While Aniplex USA has brought out Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend in North America with Blu-ray releases, the show is now getting some new distribution overseas thanks to Peppermint Anime. The distributor has set the second season release at long last where it’ll be done as two separate editions on both DVD and Blu-ray. The first set saw a June 2nd, 2022 debut while the second half will arrive on August 4th, 2022. They’ll be in Japanese and German with German subtitles as stereo tracks. All releases look to be priced at similar to the first season.
With the releases scheduled in place, the distributor is also rolling out trailers for it in addition to various clips. This one delivers a moment where a lesson in visual novels gets underway.
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 by Fumiaki Maruto with artwork by Kurehito Misaki.
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…!