Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata (冴えない彼女(ヒロイン)の育てかた) is a Japanese light novel series written by Fumiaki Maruto and illustrated by Kurehito Misaki, published on Kadokawa's Fantasia Bunko. The first volume was published on July 20, 2012 and marks Maruto's debut as a novelist. It is the original source for the entire Saekano related media. The series finished in October 2017, with thirteen volumes and one short story collection have been published.

List of Light Novels

Main Stories

Title Release Date ISBN Cover
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata July 20, 2012 ISBN 978-4-04-071078-5
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 2 November 20, 2012 ISBN 978-4-04-071081-5
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 3 March 19, 2013 ISBN 978-4-8291-3875-5
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 4 July 20, 2013 ISBN 978-4-8291-3917-2
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 5 November 20, 2013 ISBN 978-4-04-712956-6
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 6 April 19, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-070096-0
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 7 December 20, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-070425-8
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 8 June 20, 2015 ISBN 978-4-04-070426-5
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 9 November 20, 2015 ISBN 978-4-04-070743-3
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 10 July 20, 2016 ISBN 978-4-04-070742-6
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 11 November 19, 2016 ISBN 978-4-04-072076-0
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 12 March 18, 2017 ISBN 978-4-04-072077-7
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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata 13 October 20, 2017 ISBN 978-4-04-072339-6
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Short Stories

Title Release Date ISBN Cover
Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata FD August 20, 2014 ISBN 978-4-04-070282-7
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