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Saekano's Megumi Assists Smartphone Users via Bluetooth Headset

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Anime News Network's merchandise coverage sponsored by Tokyo Otaku Mode.

A plugin for Sony's Xperia Ear bluetooth device featuring Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat's Megumi Katō as a personal assistant debuted on September 15. Sony also sold a special bundle release for the ear piece and Megumi plugin. Now the company is re-releasing the Megumi edition of the Xperia Ear from December 2-10.

With the Megumi plugin, the character assists Xperia Ear owners with sending and receiving messages, checking schedules, and a variety of other tasks. Using the device allows Android smartphone users to perform various tasks without taking out their cell phones.

The packaged Megumi Xperia Ear set bundles the device, an exclusive case, and a Google Play Store download card for the plugin in a special box with art by the original Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend light novels' illustrator Kurehito Misaki. The set costs 26,870 yen (about US$239), and orders will ship in mid-December.

The "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Fes Flat ~glistening moment" event announced on Sunday that production on a Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata) theatrical film has been green-lit. In addition, a "Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend: Kurehito Misaki Exhibition" will display art from Misaki in Taiwan, Tokyo, and Osaka next year.

Fumiaki Maruto's original light novel series revolves around Tomoya Aki, an otaku who is working part-time to earn enough money to buy anime on Blu-ray Disc. He meets a beautiful girl on his way home during spring vacation. He eventually models the heroine of his own dōjin game after her. However, he finds out a month later that the girl is in fact his classmate, and he doesn't know her name. He learns that the girl — named Megumi — actually is hardly noticed by others. Tomoya also has no artistic ability or writing skills, so he asks ace of the art club Eriri Spencer Sawamura to provide the art, as well as the honor student Utaha Kasumigaoka to write the scenario. Can they produce a decent game for Comic Market?

Source: Anime! Anime!

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