Rent-A-Girlfriend is a manga series by Reiji Miyajima that was serialized on Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2017. Then the anime adaptation was dropped TMS Entertainment in 2020. Rent a Girlfriend is one of the most popular new anime series of 2020. And after that, fans were quite enthusiastic about the Season 2. announcement. Quite doubtful as outsiders, considering how some of the viewers had negative reviews about anime. This is due to the main characters they find annoying and in most cases for anime, that’s enough to cancel the series. But luckily it didn’t take long, Rent a Girlfriend Season 2 was officially announced.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 Plot
Kazuya Kinoshita, a college student was recently dumped by his girlfriend Mami Nanami after only dating for a month. So, feeling lonely, he then decided to use a dating app where one can hire a girlfriend. There he hires, Chizuru Mizuhara, a beautiful and attractive girl. But when he later realized how inauthentic the experience was, he gave it a low rating. So, Chizuru felt that he was being judged wrong for his services, scolding him. This is where things take a wild turn, as Kazuya’s grandmother passes out and is hospitalized. There he took Chizuru with him but his grandmother liked him. So, to make her grandmother happy, Kazuya still hired Chizuru. But things get really complicated when they discover they are neighbors while also attending the same college. Then, as the story progresses, other girls from the boyfriend rental business start appearing.
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Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Release Date
‘Rent-A-Girlfriend’ Season 1 has a total of 12 episodes which lasted from 11 July 2020 to 26 September 2020. As said above, this anime initially received quite negative reviews because the audience was skeptical of the protagonist. But then, the anime found a foothold as it became one of the most popular anime of 2020. Rent-A-Girlfriend is a new perspective for people interested in the Rom-Com genre.
The good news is that Rent-A-Girlfriend is soon confirmed to have a second season in the works. This announcement is made by a streaming service, Crunchyroll followed by the official website and Indonesia Account. This announcement didn’t take long as it only took a few hours after the first season ended. This anime adaptation is produced by TMS Entertainment which is known for works such as Detective Conan and Lupine III. While they are also known for their latest works such as the Doctor Stone series and the upcoming Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro. And it has been confirmed by them that the production decision for the next installment has been finalized. However, as of now, no official release window has been announced. But we can expect Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 to be released sometime in Fall 2021 or Early 2022.
The anime ‘Rent-A-Girlfriend’ is known for its very loyal adaptations of its source material. And throughout its first season, it has 12 episodes, it includes nearly 6 volumes and five chapters of the manga. And considering how the manga currently has 19 volumes with enough chapters for 20, there is more than enough content for two more seasons.
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What to Expect in Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2
In the upcoming Rent-A-Girlfriend season, we will follow up with Kazuya as he refuses to change his ways. And possibly the first season, there will be moments where we empathize and retreat to his superficial views. She continues to suppress her feelings for Chizuru while she remains the same tsundere as him during the first season. The two of them have certain feelings for each other that they refuse to admit it. Kazuya was afraid of losing him while Chizuru couldn’t let go of his ego. This must complicate their relationship because even Mami can interfere because she hates both of them so much. Although we will almost certainly be seeing more Sumi that fans seem to adore and wish her to have more screen time.
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