2020 has been a special year for Japanese animation. Indeed, we were in the middle of the coronavirus crisis, and unfortunately, some animes did not really manage to capture the attention of otakus. This was not the case with Rent-a-Girlfriend. After a first season that exceeded the expectations of the production, season 2 was very quickly confirmed. Now we know more about the future of the series. Not only are we entitled to a new poster, but we also see with delight the development of a character who had been put in the background.
Rent-a-Girlfriend is a romantic comedy. It follows the life of Kinoshita Kazuya. The latter is a 20-year-old student struggling to find his way. But that’s not the only thing Kazuya isn’t able to do. Even his private life is a real construction site, so much so that he was dumped by his girlfriend. Ashamed and confused by such a situation, Kazuya will think of committing the unthinkable: hiring the services of a young woman to pretend to be his girlfriend.
If at first, Kazuya thought to take advantage of this situation to be seen, he will end up disillusioned. First of all, Chizuru Mizuhara, the girlfriend he rented, is not as candid as she seems. But the most serious thing is that he finds that she does not live far from him. At the same time, other girlfriends for rent are entering the dance. Kazuya’s mundane life will take another turn. If you haven’t had a chance to follow this gorgeous romantic series, there’s still time to do so before the start of Season 2. Find all episodes streaming on Crunchyroll.
The first season of Rent-a-Girlfriend introduced us to four young women in Kazuya’s environment. But of the four, only 3 of them had had developments in their personalities and pasts. Only Sumi Sakurasawa was not entitled to this. However, she was present in season 1. She was even in the opening and ending of the series. In season 2, the anime will rectify the situation by focusing on her. She will go from secondary character to the principal, and this from the first episodes. We’ll see how his relationship with Kazuya evolves.
Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 Release Date
Season 2 of Rent-a-Girlfriend is scheduled for the summer. More precisely for the month of July 2022. Like the first, it will be produced by TMS Entertainment under the direction of Kazuomi Koga. The latter will be accompanied by Mitsutaka Hirota in the script, Kanna Hirayama as cartoonist and HYADAIN for the music.
As for the cast, it is composed of Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara, Aoi Yuki as Mami Nanami, Nao Toyama as Ruka Sarashina, Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa, and finally Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita.