Rent A Girlfriend

Rent-a-Girlfriend

‘Rent-A-Girlfriend’ is a romantic comedy manga written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, under the title ‘Kanojo, Okarishimasu’ since July 12, 2017. As of December 2021, it has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine for twenty-four issues. TMS Entertainment produced an anime television series that aired on MBS’s Super Anime block from June to April 2020. The second season will premiere in July 2022..

Rent-A-Girlfriend
Rent-A-Girlfriend
Genre Romantic comedy
Written by Reiji Miyajima
Published by Kodansha
Original run July 12, 2017 – present
Volumes 24 

Anime television series

Studio TMS Entertainment
Licensed by Crunchyroll

NA

Original network JNN (MBS, TBS)
English network SEA

Animax

Original run July 11, 2020 – present
Episodes 12 

Plot

After dating for a month, Kazuya Kinoshita is dumped by his girlfriend Mami Nanami. So that he becomes very sad and upset. With the help of a rental girlfriend app, he attempts to fill the void in his heart. In the app, he hires Chizuru Mizuhara, an attractive and beautiful woman who is the same as him. 

She seems like the perfect girl for him from the moment they first meet. But Kazuya releasize that she is the same for everyone who hires her so he gives her a low rating.

But again Kazuya hires her. Kazuya rents Chizuru to keep up appearances with his family and friends, but then things get complicated when he and Chizuru discover they are next-door neighbors and attend the same college. 

How will their strange relationship develop? Let’s find out in Kanojo, Okarishimasu!

Main CHARACTERS

  • Kazuya Kinoshita
  • Chizuru Mizuhara
  • Mami Nanami
  • Ruka Sarashina
  • Sumi Sakurasawa

Supporting

  • Nagomi Kinoshita
  • Yoshiaki Kibe
  • Shun Kuribayashi 
  • Sayuri Ichinose
  • Umi Nakano
  • Mini Yaemori

Story Arcs

  1. Prologue Arc
  2. Vacation Arc
  3. The 2nd Rental Girlfriend Arc
  4. The Ex’ Strike Arc
  5. The 3rd Rental is the 1st’s Junior Arc
  6. Joint Birthday Arc
  7. The Rental Girlfriend’s Dream Arc

Is it good to rent your girlfriend?

If you enjoy romantic comedies, Rent-A-Girlfriend is worth watching. The story is semi-realistic but the pacing in this first episode is excellent. The art and animation are excellent and the voice acting of the characters is perfect. This is a beautiful piece of art and the characters are cute as you might expect in a rom-com. If you like serious romance anime or any seriousness at all, this is not for you.