Rent a girlfriend anime is a mega television romantic comedy series that was a production of Japanese TMS Entertainment. The first season of the mega-series rent a Girl Friend anime was aired from July to September 2020.
As mentioned earlier that Rent a girlfriend anime is a mega-series, a production of Japanese TMS entertainment. The illustrated story was written by Reiji Miyajima, which was serialized in the weekly magazine “Shonen”in 2017.
The series was compiled in a total number of 19 volumes till February 2021.
The rent a girlfriend anime was aired on MBS channel in late-night anime programming block. Rent a girlfriend anime was also released in North America under the Kodansha comics; in English of course, back in 2020. The story writer of Rent a girlfriend anime is Mitsutaka Hirota.
The story begins with an event that takes place in the life of a college student Kazuya Kinoshita , who had his girl friend named Mami Nanami, she dumps Kazuya Kinoshita after a month of dating. When he was down after this situation, he decides to date a girl Chizuru Mizuhara, by using an online dating app. Chizuru Mizuhara really was a beautiful girl. Still, as Kazuya Kinoshita had doubts about her authenticity so he keeps her on low rating. But he gets a bad response from her due to her low rating. That’s how he doubted that she is mean more than he thought. Even after then, especially when his grandmother hospitalized, he kept renting Chizuru Mizuhara. Eventually, within a few weeks they discover that they are actually next door apartment neighbours. And further that they both study in the same college.
Rent a girlfriend manga is both written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima. The serialization of this story started back in July 2017, in the Weekly Shonen Magazine by Kidansha. This manga was composed of a total number of nineteen volumes by the end of February 2021.
The first volume of Rent a Girl anime was legally released in America in English in June 2020.
Let’s have a brief look at the television series anime that was adopted from Rent a girl friend Manga. The television series is directed by Kazuomi Koga. Mitsutaka Hirota is the writer of the series. The anime was announced in 2019. The music of the series is produced by Hydain. The series was JNN (MBS,TBS), the series was broadcasted on July 11, 2020.Kanna Hirayama has designed the characters.
The opening theme of the anime is performed by The Peggies. There were some 12 episodes run on the television.
The license for broadcasting the anime other than Asia are with Crunchyroll; they have made an announcement on August 2020 about the release of the rent a girl friend anime with English dubbing. While Muse Communication holds the license of the anime within Asia.
The character of Kazuya Kinoshita is voiced over by Shun Horie for 2020 anime. For English Kazuya Kinoshita voice over for Aleks Le.
Kazuya Kinoshita is the character of a college student. Who is 20 years of age. Kazuya Kinoshita he uses to love in Tokyo. He got hurt after his breakup with his girl friend Mami Nanami. To escape from this situation, Kazuya Kinoshita decides to rent a girl friend. Due to some family circumstances, he comes under a situation where he is compelled to keep renting a girl friend for himself, to show his family he is not single. With the passage of time, he develops soft feelings for his rented girl friend.
Overall Kazuya Kinoshita is shown with an irresolute attitude or personality. That’s why he also is never sure about what he actually is willing. At the same time, he has a soft kind heart. That’s why he always cares for the people around him.
In the later part of the series, Kazuya Kinoshita is shown working in a bar, to full fill his expenses including those he spends on online rental girl friend. His hobbies include his love for pet fishes. For that, he also has his own aquarium where he has his own pet fishes like lungfish etc.
The character of Chizuru Mizuhara is voiced by Sora Amamiya in anime.
In the series, this is the character of a girl. She studies in a college. She is a worker with a Diamond company, who provides girls on rent to its customers, online. She was one of the top rating workers of the company for which she also was proud of. When she was hired by Kazuya Kinoshita, he rated her too low. That was much embarrassing for Chizuru Mizuhara. That made her annoyed. She used to wear braided pigtails and large dark sunglasses. This also later disclosed to them both that they are actually live in the apartment complexes that are lying just next to each other. After finding out that they are next-door neighbours, still, they kept dating each other.
Meanwhile the family situation of Kazuya Kinoshita, compels him to keep dating Chizuru . Chizuru Mizuhara also after finding the ailing grandmother of Kazuya Kinoshita, continues with him to support him morally. Indeed she tries to sooth Kazuya , to let him forget his last breakup.
She used to live with her grandmother’s Sayuria family. Soon Kazuya Kinoshita finds that the reason of joining Diamond Company was to polish herself in the field of acting. She was interested to join this field. Her mother died when she was too young, and her father left her alone. This is the reason that she used to live with her granny.
Mami Nanami is the ex-girl friend of Kazuya Kinoshita. Aoi Yuki gave her voice to this character in the anime. While Laura Atahl is the voice-over artist for this character for the English dubbing.
She is the kind of person, who is so pretty, innocent in appearance, but in actual she is a jealous person. To some extent, she is a borderline psychopath. Even her friends fell scary sometimes due to her weird attitude. She has short hair. The colour of the hair is blonde.
She enters a deep ocean of wonder when she saw her ex-boyfriend with another girl friend. As this was really strange for her, that how come Kazuya Kinoshita has found another girl friend so early. As just a month has passed to their breakup.
People who are waiting for the second season of Rent a girl friend anime will be glad to hear that the second season has already been announced on the 28th February 2021. And the premier is expected to be launched in 2022.
Ruka Sarashina is the character who is a girl friend of Shun Kuribayashi. She is voiced by Nao Toyama. While Sarah Anne Williams for the English translation series. She is also providing rental girl friend services with another company of the same type. She is ailing with a disease, in which her heart rate keeps lower. She when knows about the relationship between Kazuya Kinoshita and Chizuru Mizuhara , she starts idealizing them. She becomes eager to date Kazuya Kinoshita. She GETS much attracted to him, after watching him treating Chizuru Mizuhara with much care and respect. Soon Ruka Sarashina also gets a job in the Karaoke bar.
Sumi Sakurasawa is another girl who is a rental girl friend worker. Rie Takahashi gave her voice to this character in the anime. While Suzie Yeung is the English voice over artist for this character.
Sumi Sakurasawa works with the company known as Chizuru. The company forces her to date Kazuya , so that she may improve in this field or may get experienced. She has her hair dyed in pink.
She uses to braid the hair. Sumi uses to study in the first year in a college. And is a newcomer in this field. She also develops her feelings for Kazuya.
This is the character of an old lady who is a granny of Kazuya. She is voiced by Yukari Nozawa. Soon after getting known that her grandson Kazuya Kinoshita is dating Chizuru, she becomes excited. She runs a store of liquor along with her son and daughter in law. She and the granny of Chizuru Mizuhara are friends.
Yoshiaki Kibe is a childhood friend of Kazuya Kinoshita. They are college mates too. Yoshiaki Kibe is voiced by Masayuki Akasaka. He used to work part-time in the family business of the Kazuya Kinoshita that is run by his granny.
He also is a college mate of kazuya he used to wear glasses. He is voiced by Gakuto Kajiwara.
She is the grandmother of Chizuru. This character is voiced by Sayuri Sadaoka. Back, when she was young she was an actress. Chizuru used to live with her.
Umi is the character of Chizuru’s friend. They both are classmates in acting school. Kazuya Kinoshita gets wrong to identify Umi as the first boyfriend of Chizuru.
She is a social media influencer. And also is a neighbour of both Chizuru and Kazuya. She helps them both in their project of film making.
Following is the list of the Rent a girlfriend anime episodes ;
- Rent a girl friend
- Ex girl friend and girlfriend
- Beach and girlfriend
- Friends and girl friend
- Hot springs and girlfriend
- Girlfriend and girlfriend
- Provisional girlfriend and girlfriend
- Christamas and girlfriend
- Lies and girlfriend
- Friend’s girlfriend
- Truth and girlfriend
- Confession and girlfriend
As far as the reviews of the anime are concerned, there are mix opinions about it.
Ethan Wescott from CBR.com has eulogized the story according to him it’s a “mature” theme.
Joe Ballard again from CBR.com does not seem much impressed with this work. And he calls it ‘hot mess’.
Rent a girl friend anime got 4.4 rating out of 5 on crunchyroll.com
Frequently Asked Question FAQs
Following are the frequently asked question about Rent a girl friend anime.
Is Rent A Girl Friend Anime Good?
There are different reviews about rent a girl friend anime. For those who love to watch beautifully created anime, this is for them. The voice over, the dubbing, soundtracks are all done so beautifully.
But those who want to see a serious love story or romance might disappoint them.
Is Rent A Girl Friend Over?
The finale of season one of the anime was released in the September 2020.
Is Chizuru In Love With Kazuya?
In the beginning she was just rented by him, he also had no good thoughts about her. With the passage of time they come closer. And indeed they both fell in love.
Will There Be A Season 2 To Rent A Girlfriend ?
Yes! The good news is that the second season of rent a girl friend anime has already been announced. And the premier is expected to be launched in 2022.
Does Kazuya Confess To Chizuru?
Yes, there comes a moment when Kazuya finally confess his love for Chizuru.
How Old Is Sumi Rent A Gf?
Sumi in rent a girl friend is shown 19 years old.
Where Can I Watch Rent A Girl Friend Season?
You can watch the rent a girlfriend anime on VRV.
Who Is Best Girl In Rent A Girlfriend?
There are many other girls in Rent a girlfriend anime, but the main heroine of anime is Chizuru Mizuhara. According to the anime fans, the role of Chizuru is the best among other girls of the anime. That is why she is so far the best girl to rent a girlfriend.
Rent a girlfriend anime is a romantic comedy series broadcasted on television in Asia that was a production of Japanese TMS Entertainment. Later with the issuance of a license, the same series was aired in North America, with the English dubbing. There has been a huge fan following of the rent a girl friend Manga, which was serialized in the weekly magazine “Shonen”in 2017. Later the same series was adopted for the anime production with the same story line and the characters.