© Fumiaki Maruto・Kurehito Misaki・Published by KADOKAWA Fantasia Bunko / SAEKANO♭ Production Committee

Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat is definitely one of the most anticipated anime titles this season, considering that the Spring 2017 anime season has a plethora of great new shows and sequels.

Which leads to the question, Why is Saekano Flat not a part of Aniplus Asia’s simulcast titles this season?


As you may know, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend was aired on the anime channel on a simulcast basis in January 2015. They even promoted it during Anime Festival Asia in 2014.

The first season is still available on video on-demand services like Tribe and iflix, but what about the second season?


In case you don’t remember, the American internet company Amazon inked a deal with Japanese television network Fuji Television to give them exclusive rights to noitaminA shows both inside and outside Japan through the Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

Last December, the streaming service became available in more than 200 countries and territories, including the Philippines.

Screengrab from Amazon Prime Video

Just to make the long story short… Yes, Saekano Flat is streaming on Amazon Prime Video.


Source tell Anime Pilipinas that the rights for the anime was already locked to the video streaming service and Aniplus Asia may have not gotten a chance to negotiate for it.

But they are probably not losing sleep over one show, since their Spring 2017 simulcast titles are jampacked, which includes the second season of Attack on Titan.


Aside from Saekano Flat, they are also offering Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul as a simulcast title this season.

The service is also offering several old and new titles in the Philippines, such as:

  • BATTERY the Animation
  • Black Butler (Season 1 and 2)
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Chi’s Sweet Adventure 
  • Chivalry of a Failed Knight
  • Darker than Black
  • Durarara!!
  • Gunslinger Stratos
  • Haikyuu!! (Season 1 and 2)
  • Himouto! Umaru-chan
  • Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
  • Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA
  • Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA A’s
  • Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA StrikerS
  • Nana’s Buried Treasure
  • Onigiri
  • Onihei
  • Scum’s Wish
  • Shin chan Spin-off vol.1 Aliens vs. Shinnosuke (Amazon Prime Video Exclusive)
  • The Asterisk War
  • The Great Passage
  • Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle
  • Vivid Strike!


Filipinos now have a cornucopia of options to legally watch anime shows, like Crunchyroll, Daisuki, HOOQ, iflix, Netflix, Tribe, and now, Amazon Prime Video. If only we fix our internet problem.