Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

The BEST episodes of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The life of Tomoyo Aki, a highschool otaku working part time to support his BD hoarding. With remarkable luck, he bumps head-first into, Megumi Kato, the most beautiful girl he has ever seen. Naturally, the meeting twists his life into a complicated torrent of relationships. Eriri Spencer Sawamura, his half-foreigner childhood friend who's always valued her relationship with MC. Kasumigaoka Utaha, a cold, composed renowned literary genius who shoves everyone aside from our protagonist. What is this? An eroge introduction? The tale of a small not quite doujin circle, but not quite indie studio's journey through the tough territory of comiket and beyond.

Last Updated: 4/9/2022Network: Fuji TV
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Deciding the Night for Two
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7.89
63 votes

#1 - Deciding the Night for Two

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/20/2015

Tomoya leaves Kato in the middle of their date to meet up with Utaha. She takes him to a hotel, and they spend the night together. Alone…

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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The Girl Who Didn't Break the Flag
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7.87
23 votes

#2 - The Girl Who Didn't Break the Flag

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/2/2017

Replaying "cherry blessing", Tomoya notices details that makes him realize how dedicated Megumi had been to the game's development.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Retake the Climax
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7.77
90 votes

#3 - Retake the Climax

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/30/2015

Tomoya continues to procrastinate despite a fast approaching deadline for his project proposal. Eriri and Utaha wonder if he's really serious about creating a dating sim.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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The Date Event of Crossing Paths
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7.76
63 votes

#4 - The Date Event of Crossing Paths

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/13/2015

Utaha manages to write out the plot of their game, but it might not be what Tomoya is looking for. Megumi and Tomoya go on a date.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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The Deadline Buried in Snow
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7.74
23 votes

#5 - The Deadline Buried in Snow

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/19/2017

Eriri finally finishes the artwork, but she collapses with a fever as she tells Tomoya she's done.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Ready to Start Resolving the Subplots
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7.69
36 votes

#6 - Ready to Start Resolving the Subplots

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/27/2015

Tomoya continues his attempts to recruit Michiru to his cause. Her critical words, however, cause Tomoya to question the dedication of his circle's members.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Resume and Start the Game
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7.68
25 votes

#7 - Resume and Start the Game

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/23/2017

Tomoya is heartbroken by Utaha and Eriri's departure from the Dōjin Team, but Megumi takes the opportunity to ask Tomoya out on a date again. Back at Rokutenba Mall, the two of them go around the different stores reliving their previous date here. They visit a hat store last, and Tomoya buys her a certain hat to thank her for cheering him up and to repay her for the glasses she gifted him earlier.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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One-on-one Route After 8 Years
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7.60
35 votes

#8 - One-on-one Route After 8 Years

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/13/2015

After Tomoya hurts Eriri's feelings by praising Izumi's book, Utaha and Megumi urge him to make up with her in order to keep their group together.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
Graduation with a Twist
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7.50
24 votes

#9 - Graduation with a Twist

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/9/2017

Tomoya celebrates Utaha's graduation from Toyogasaki Academy, and tells her that he would like to continue making games with the current members of the team.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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And the Rivals Will Challenge God
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7.48
23 votes

#10 - And the Rivals Will Challenge God

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/16/2017

After the meeting with Akane, Eriri had every intention of not working for Akane. However, Utaha points out that she agreed with her comment about her slump and that she should think about the opportunity this presents. Some time later, Eriri calls Utaha over and convinces her that she is out of her slump and is able to draw better than ever, while also letting her know that she has accepted the offer to work on Field Chronicles XIII. With Eriri joining, Utaha decides to join the project in more of a supervisor role resulting in both girls leaving the circle. While Tomoya discusses the future of his next project with Iori, Iori lets him know that he and Izumi have left Rouge en Rouge feeling that they could not do what they want by remaining in that circle. Tomoya goes up that slope where he met Megumi a year ago, and Megumi is waiting for him.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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An Error-Ridden Prologue
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7.47
126 votes

#11 - An Error-Ridden Prologue

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/16/2015

A chance encounter with a beautiful girl during spring break inspires Tomoya to make a dating simulation video game. He tries recruiting Eriri and Utaha to assist him.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Friend, Foe or a New Character
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7.47
60 votes

#12 - Friend, Foe or a New Character

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/27/2015

While Tomoya is preparing for the Summer Comiket, two familiar faces from his past show up. Will this affect his game and all the preparations?

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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The Way of Two Boring Rivals' Encounter
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7.42
26 votes

#13 - The Way of Two Boring Rivals' Encounter

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/14/2017

One and a half years ago at Toyogasaki Academy. Utaha confirms that the library is carrying the light novel she wrote Metronome in Love. She leaves and gets stopped along the way by Eriri Spencer Sawamura. We finally get to see how Eriri and Utaha meet. What exactly happened between them?!

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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The New Plan of Revenge
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7.42
24 votes

#14 - The New Plan of Revenge

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/26/2017

The game Tomoya and his colleagues completed "cherry blessing" gained a lot of popularity on the Internet because of Eriri's art and Utaha's script, leading them to sell out all their copies at their booth, and receive a massive amount of additional orders.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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New Route of Two Nights and Three Days
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7.37
27 votes

#15 - New Route of Two Nights and Three Days

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/5/2017

Tomoya has noticed a fatal flaw in the script Utaha had written. While her script reads amazingly as a novel, it does not hold up very well as a game script. As the director, Tomoya decides the script needs to be rewritten and begins revising it. Fortunately, Utaha comes in to help as well after composing herself, and the two of them work together to improve the writing as a game script.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Budget, Deadline and New Development
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7.36
91 votes

#16 - Budget, Deadline and New Development

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/6/2015

Tomoya sets up a meeting with his recruits to discuss the game. After seeing Megumi with a boy, he can't help but feel jealous!

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Turning Point of Earnest and Real
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7.33
24 votes

#17 - Turning Point of Earnest and Real

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/21/2017

Utaha and Tomoya go out on a date in Ikebukuro to celebrate the completion of the script. After going around to a book store and movie theater, they have dinner at a restaurant. That's when Utaha asks Tomoya whether she should attend a nearby university or one located in Kansai for college. Tomoya gives her his answer at the end of the date. Hearing it, Utaha decides to take a certain action.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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A Girlfriend Without a Raised Flag
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7.29
92 votes

#18 - A Girlfriend Without a Raised Flag

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/23/2015

Tomoya asks Megumi out and gives her a lecture on how a perfect heroine should be like. He invites her to his home for an even more detailed lesson!

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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A Wingman's Traumatic Recollection Mode
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7.27
33 votes

#19 - A Wingman's Traumatic Recollection Mode

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/6/2015

Megumi makes a concerted effort to understand dating sims. Later, Megumi and Tomoya assist Izumi during Summer Comiket.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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Deadline or Awakening
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7.26
23 votes

#20 - Deadline or Awakening

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/12/2017

With the script rewrites and additional character route, game production has been significantly delayed, and it's becoming apparent that Eriri is running behind with the art. Utaha points out the quality doesn't reflect the time she's putting in. Even so, Tomoya trusts that Eriri will deliver in the end. So Eriri withdraws herself to her secluded family villa in Nasu Kogen to focus on her work...

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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A Melody of Reminiscing and Support
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7.22
37 votes

#21 - A Melody of Reminiscing and Support

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/20/2015

After an argument with her dad, Michiru runs away and decides to crash at Tomoya's place for a while. In the circle meeting, it is decided that background music is needed for the game. Will they find someone to help them out?

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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First Draft, Second Draft and Great Long Thinking
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7.21
24 votes

#22 - First Draft, Second Draft and Great Long Thinking

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/28/2017

Tomoya and the others arrive to meet Izumi, but to their surprise, Iori is there waiting as well. Iori reveals that his Dōjin Team, Rouge en Rouge, is making a new game that is in the same genre as the game Blessing Software is working on, and that Izumi will be in charge of its art. Tomoya believes in his team members, but Iori tells him that he is confident his game's story will be better.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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The Ups and Downs at the End of Each Day
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7.09
33 votes

#23 - The Ups and Downs at the End of Each Day

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/27/2015

The group goes to see Icy Tail's first-ever concert. Before performing, Michiru's bandmates reveal a startling secret.

Directors: Kanta Kamei
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