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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (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 five 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 life of Tomoya 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.
- http://www.fujimishobo.co.jp/sp/201211heroine/ ― Fujimi Shobo's special site
- http://www.saenai.tv/ ― TV anime official site