Rent-A-Girlfriend is a manga series written and drawn by Reiji Miyajima. The story follows the romantic life of a student protagonist who hires the services of a young woman to be his temporary girlfriend. An anime television series adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired between July 11 and September 26, 2020; a second season is in production for July 2022.
The second season of Rent-A-Girlfriend has officially been confirmed on September 25, 2020, a day before the final episode of season one premiered. In the meantime, preview videos revealed that the series would be airing in July 2022, which is the currently scheduled release date. The second season of the anime is expected to adapt the manga starting with Volume 7.
The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to a potential season 2 of Rent-A-Girlfriend. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this great anime series.
Will There Be a Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2? Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Release Date
The first season of Rent-A-Girlfriend premiered on July 11, 2020 on JNN. A total of 12 episodes were broadcast, with the season ending on September 26, 2020. As far as we know, the first season adapted the first six volumes of the manga, ending with the first chapter of Volume 7. Now, seeing that Rent-A-Girlfriend was a solid hit, people have been wondering whether there would be a second season and we can confirm that – indeed – Rent-A-Girlfriend is returning for a second season on JNN in 2022.
The second season was announced on September 25, 2020, a day before the final episode of season one. This made fans very happy, as Rent-A-Girlfriend was a very popular anime that built on the popularity of the original manga series. Now, several preview videos have been released in the meantime, confirming the news, as well as the release date, which was set for July 2022 (no precise date has been given so far).
In all honesty, Rent-A-Girlfriend has always been a strong candidate for a renewal. The manga is extremely popular and has become one of the best-selling slice of life titles of the modern era. The first season also started off quite strong and attracted a lot of new fans, including those that have not read the manga before. This is why the announcement of a second season did not come as a surprise for us.
And this is everything we know about the release of Rent-A-Girlfriend season two. Luckily for you, we have more than enough information at our disposal and can confirm that the show is returning in July 2022, after about a year and a half of waiting.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Trailer
Now that you know that Rent-A-Girlfriend season 2 is on its way and that it is going to air in July 2022, you might assume that there might be a trailer for the show, right? Well, you are correct! A trailer has been released on January 14, 2022, and you can check it out for yourselves here on Fiction Horizon. This is the official trailer for Rent-A-Girlfriend season 2:
As we have said, Rent-A-Girlfiend has been renewed for a second season and since the season is about six months away, it’s only natural for the producers to release a trailer at this time; anime shows that are going to premiere later in 2022 already have a trailer, so this is no surprise. As you can see, Rent-A-Girlfriend season two is going to continue where season one left off in terms of plot, style and visuals, which should make all the fans of the original season very happy.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Plot
The overall plot of Rent-A-Girlfriend is rather simple and follows the everyday situations of students Kazuya Kinoshita and Chizuru Mizuhara. It is a slice of life anime with elements of romance and comedy, so you can assume what the show is going to be about. The show is pretty grounded and based mostly on real-life situations, although with your classic anime twist.
Kazuya Kinoshita is a college student but he feels lonely after his girlfriend dumps him for another when they have been dating for a month. To get out of his melancholy, he then decides to use girlfriend rental services using Diamond, a trending application in Japan. He thus meets Chizuru Mizuhara, and at first sight, this “girlfriend for rent” with the beautiful face and the perfect behavior appears as the ideal girlfriend of which he always dreamed of.
However because she seems to be too perfect and unrealistic, he rehires her services this time to take out all his frustration and reject her, but Chizuru berates him for this and turns out to be meaner than he expected. Nevertheless, in the midst of their quarrel, Kazuya learns that his grandmother Nagomi passed out and had to be hospitalized. Visiting her in the hospital, he gets pretentious by introducing Chizuru as his girlfriend.
Kazuya continues to hire Chizuru’s services in order to keep up appearances with his family and friends, but things get complicated when they discover that they are next-door neighbors and attend the same college. Later, other girls from the girlfriend rental world also join in dating and show interest in Kazuya.
What Is the Plot of Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1?
The first season of Rent-A-Girlfriend consisted of 12 episodes and it adapted the first six volumes of the manga. The season actually anded with the events from the first chapter of Volume 7 of the manga, so we expect Season 2 to continue where Season 1 left off. The first season was a pretty decent and precise adaptation of the manga with no filler content, which is what we’re expecting from season two as well.
The first season ended with Kazuya Kinoshita, at the request of Chizuru Ichinose, agreeing to go on a “practice date” with Sumi Sakurasawa, who, despite her crippling shyness, is trying to get by as a live-in girlfriend. It was an opportunity for Sumi Sakurasawa to practice her social skills and build some self-confidence – or at least it was supposed to be until Mami Nanami interfered. The second season is probably going to explore the implications of these events.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Cast and Characters
As for season two of Rent-A-Girlfriend, there won’t be many changes in terms of characters. There will be, of course, some additions, more or less important, but seeing how it’s a slice of life anime series, we really don’t expect to see too many changes in the structure of season two. Here, we are going to bring you a list of the main characters from season one, as it is expected that the voice actors will reprise their roles in the upcoming season:
Kazuya Kinoshita is voiced by Shun Horie. Kazuya is a college student who, following a painful breakup with his girlfriend Mami, decides to hire a girlfriend for hire. He soon finds himself in situations where he has to keep praising Chizuru to keep up appearances with his family and friends. He then develops romantic feelings towards Chizuru.
Chizuru Mizuhara is voiced by Sora Amamiya. She is a student who works quietly as a girlfriend for hire for the Diamond company. She is proud of her outstanding marks on service, but becomes annoyed and aggressive when Kazuya embarrasses her and gives her a low mark. At school, she goes by her grandmother’s surname Ichinose and tackles a nerdy appearance with tall-lensed glasses and braided pigtails. Chizuru and Kazuya quickly realize that they are neighbors living on the same floor of the apartment cluster. She continues to let Kazuya hire her services in order to help her grandmother and help her grow as a person. The reason that made him get into the girlfriend rental business is to gain experience in role-playing and to become an actress.
Mami Nanami is voiced by Aoi Yūki. She is Kazuya’s ex-girlfriend. She has short blonde hair. She appears to be outwardly friendly, but harbors jealous and possessive feelings that sometimes frighten her friends. She is shocked and suspicious that Kazuya found another girlfriend so soon after she dumped him.
Ruka Sarashina is voiced by Nao Tōyama. She is a girl who is introduced as the girlfriend of a friend of Kazuya, but is also revealed to be a girlfriend for hire working for another company. She wears a ribbon headband. She genuinely wants to date Kazuya after seeing how kindly and passionately he treats Chizuru and her. She has a health condition causing her to have a low heart rate which she needs to watch out for, and Kazuya is the first boy to have his heart rate up.
Sumi Sakurasawa is voiced by Rie Takahashi. She is a girl who also works as a girlfriend for rent in the same company as Chizuru. She is in her first year of college and is a relative newcomer to the industry. She has pink hair with a braided streak on one side. She has a shy personality, and through Chizuru’s encouragement, she dates Kazuya in order to improve her skills as a girlfriend-for-hire, later developing feelings for him.
What Is Rent-A-Girlfriend Based On?
Rent-A-Girlfriend is based on the manga of the same name written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima; the manga’s original Japanese title (in Romaji) is Kanojo, Okarishimasu. The manga has been published since July 12, 2017 and is still ongoing; as of January 2022, the manga has been collected in 24 volumes with more on the way.
The first season was based, of course, on the initial volumes and has adapted the first six volumes of the manga, ending with the first chapter of Volume 7, where the second season is expected to start.