"Retake the Climax" (クライマックスはリテイクで Kuraimakkusu wa Riteiku de?) is the third episode of the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. The episode was written by Fumiaki Maruto and directed by Hidetoshi Takahashi. It was broadcast in Japan on January 29, 2015.


Tomoya Aki must put together a project proposal by the end of Golden Week that will win over Eriri Spencer Sawamura and Utaha Kasumigaoka. He asks Megumi Kato to come over for a meeting, but she says that she will be in Hokkaido on a family trip all week. He sits down at his desk to work but makes no headway, the hours simply ticking away.

In the midst of this, Eriri unexpectedly comes by.

Hang on, did you come here to motivate me?

Eriri and Utaha arrive separately at his house, with Eriri subtly motivating Tomoya and Utaha encouraging him to give up and that being a creator has its cons. Later on, he calls Megumi again and allows her to have fun on her vacation. She then asks him about how she was appealing to him, and he responds there is no room for improvement for her. He then tries continuing with his project, but is unable to make any progress and he contemplates giving up. Suddenly, Megumi arrives, dressed in the same attire she wore when they first met and exhibiting a new personality, and asks if this was what he envisioned of his heroine. When Tomoya is puzzled by her change in personality, she tells him that Eriri and Utaha helped her before encouraging him to continue on with the project. Eriri and Utaha watch the scenario unfold and admit that they will be involved in the project even if Tomoya is unable to finish by the deadline.


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