Live-Action Rent-A-Girlfriend Show Unveils More Cast, July 2 Premiere
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The newly announced cast members are:
Hana Kino as Nagomi Kinoshita, Kazuya's grandmother
Mayumi Asaka as Sayuri, Chizuru's grandmother
Kaoru Noguchi as Harumi Kinoshita, Kazuya's mother
Shunya Kaneko as Kazuya's friend
Kōsuke Suzuki as Kazuya's friend
The series will premiere on the TV Asahi channel on July 2 at 26:30 a.m. (effectively, July 3 at 2:30 a.m.), and it will also run on the Asahi Broadcasting Corporation TV channel on July 3 at 11:55 p.m. (10:55 a.m. EDT). It will stream on the TVer, GYAO!, dTV, and Hulu services in Japan.
Naniwa Danshi idol group member Ryūsei Ōnishi (live-action Seiho Boys' High School!) and actress Hiyori Sakurada (live-action Tokyo Ghoul, Twilight) will star as the protagonist Kazuya Kinoshita and the heroine Chizuru Mizuhara, respectively.
Shiori Akita plays Mami Nanami.
You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Hapless college first-year Kazuya Kinoshita, reeling from a bad breakup, rents a few hours of friendly companionship at the aquarium with the idol-beautiful and polite Chizuru. But rock bottom might be lower than Kazuya thought! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, and to make matters worse, Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he'd bargained for...
The manga also inspired a television anime that premiered in July 2020 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime worldwide except in Asia. A second season will premiere in the Super Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS, and 26 affiliates on July 1. Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs.
Source: Comic Natalie