"Fan Service of Love and Youth" (愛と青春のサービス回 Ai to Seishun no Sābisu kai?) is a special episode of the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend, acting as a prologue to the series. The episode was written by Fumiaki Maruto and directed by Kanta Kamei, who is also the series director. The episode was broadcast in Japan on January 8, 2015.
Tomoya Aki, Megumi Kato, Eriri Spencer Sawamura, Utaha Kasumigaoka, and Tomoya's cousin Michiru Hyodo go out location scouting for their project, a video game called Blessing Software. As Eriri attempts to get Megumi to act out a scenario for the main heroine, Utaha lures Tomoya away and forces him to act out a romantic scenario with her. However, her efforts are interrupted by a jealous Eriri, and as the two girls argue, Michiru takes Tomoya to a lake and they play in the water, but wind up in an awkward position before they are interrupted by Megumi. Later on, the group plays ping-pong at their inn. The following night, Eriri, Utaha, and Michiru confront Tomoya and demand why he forced them to join the club and makes them do unreasonable tasks without repaying them. After being rescued by Megumi, he talks with her about her tendency to not stand out in the group. The two then express their hopes that Blessing Software will be enjoyed by the otaku community.
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