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Rent-A-Girlfriend Manga Gets TV Anime in July

posted on by Egan Loo

DMM Pictures began streaming a teaser promotional video on Sunday to announce that a television anime adaptation of Reiji Miyajima's Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent-A-Girlfriend) manga has been green-lit. The anime will premiere in July.

The cast includes:

Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara

Aoi Yūki as Mami Nanami

Nao Tōyama as Ruka Sarashina

Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakrasawa

Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita

Amamiya and Yūki are reprising their roles from a promotional video that celebrated the release of the fifth manga volume in 2018.

Kazuomi Koga (Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color) is directing the anime at TMS Entertainment, and Mitsutaka Hirota (Anime-Gataris, Nanbaka, The Prince of Tennis II) is supervising the series scripts. Kanna Hirayama is designing the characters, and HYADAIN is composing the music.

Kodansha Comics is publishing the manga in English starting next year, and it describes the story:

In Japan, the lonely have a new way out — online services that rent out dads, children, even girlfriends! When Kazuya's true love dumps him, he's just desperate enough to try it, and he's shocked at how cute and sweet his rental girlfriend turns out to be. But she wants to keep their "relationship" a secret, and there's a complication... she goes to his university... and their grandmothers are in the same home... and they live next door to each other?! And Kazuya finds out she's not nearly as nice in "real life"..

Miyajima launched the manga in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in July 2017, and Kodansha published the manga's 12th compiled volume in Japan on October 17. The combined second and third 2020 issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine teased on Wednesday that the manga will have an "important announcement" in the magazine's combined fourth and fifth issue, which will ship on December 25.

Sources: Comic Natalie, MoCa

Update: Shun Horie's name corrected. Thanks, Dormoverfunction, Perfect Chaos, and W'z.

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