Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (冴えない彼女ヒロインの育てかた Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata?, lit. How to Train the Ordinary Girl to be a Heroine), also known in the short form Saekano (冴えカノ?), is a Japanese light novel series by Fumiaki Maruto, with illustrations by Kurehito Misaki. Fujimi Shobo has published eight volumes since July 2012 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. It has received a manga adaptation in addition to two spin-off manga adaptations. An anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures is scheduled to air from January 2015 on Fuji TV's noitamina block. The anime has been licensed by Aniplex of America.
Male otaku Tomoya Aki, who works part-time to earn money to buy anime, meets a beautiful girl one day during spring vacation. A month later, he finds out that the girl is his classmate, Megumi, who is hardly noticed by the other classmates. Tomoya, who also has no special skills or abilities, goes to Eriri Spencer Sawamura, a well-known member of the Art Club, to provide the art for a game the club is developing, and to Utaha Kasumigoaka to write the game scenario. The three subsequently form Blessing Software, which they plan to sell at the next Comiket.