Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend (Japanese: 冴えない彼女 ヒロインの育てかた Hepburn: Saenai Hiroin no Sodatekata), 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 published thirteen volumes between July 2012 and October 2017 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 aired between January 9 and March 27, 2015 on Fuji TV's noitamina block, which has been licensed by Aniplex of America. A second season began airing on April 6, 2017. An anime film has been announced.