"A Girlfriend Without a Raised Flag" (フラグの立たない彼女 "Furagu no Tatanai Kanojo"?) is the second episode of the anime series Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend. The episode was written by Fumiaki Murato and directed by Akihisa Shibata. It was broadcast in Japan on January 22, 2015.
The girl that Tomoya Aki felt such a fateful bond with that day turned out to be Megumi Kato, an ordinary classmate that he has no interest in. Tomoya is at a loss as to what to do over how far Megumi is from his ideal “main heroine”, what with her tendency to fade into the background.
|“||Kato.. Give me back my creative urge!||”|
Eventually, Eriri Spencer Sawamura and Utaha Kasumigaoka decide to accept Tomoya's proposal to create the video game. Tomoya then has dinner with Megumi at a coffee shop, where he notices that despite her cuteness, she has a lack of presence. When they talk about how coincidental their first meeting was, Megumi refers to herself as "boring". At first, Tomoya is enraged at her statement, but realizes that she is right since she has no traits that would make her stick out of a crowd. The two are then joined by Eriri and Utaha, both of whom take a look at Tomoya's expanded proposal and continue to express their disapproval of it. They encourage him to give up on the project, but he refuses. The next day, he invites Megumi over to his house, where he has her play a dating sim game in the hopes that she would understand the subject material. When she finishes the game, Megumi is pleased by the experience, but is still unable to understand the actual appeal of it. Tomoya is then forced to have her stay the night and play the games sequel, which she agrees to do, much to his shock. By the time she finishes playing, morning has arrived, and in her drowsiness, she agrees to join Tomoya's circle.
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