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 has published twelve 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 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.