Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Gets PS Vita Game

posted on by Karen Ressler
Anime adaptation of light novels to premiere on January 10

Game news magazine Famitsu will announce a PlayStation Vita adventure game based on the Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Saenai Heroine no Sodate-kata) anime on Thursday.

The game will utilize Live 2D software, which moves the characters with CGI, but retains their two-dimensional look.

Players take on the role of the protagonist Tomoya Aki (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) to "raise" a heroine of their choosing for a doujin game. At certain points in the game, the heroines will clash over issues and the player will have to decide which opinion to support. The heroines, who will also appear in the anime, include:

Fumiaki Maruto's original light novels with illustrations by Kurehito Misaki revolve around Tomoya Aki, an otaku who is working part-time to earn enough money to buy anime on Blu-ray, who meets a beautiful girl on his way home during spring vacation. He eventually models the heroine of his own doujin 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?

The anime will premiere on January 8 in Japan. Aniplex of America licensed the series and will simulcast it on Aniplex Channel, Crunchyroll, and Hulu.

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