All’s fair in love and business in the newly announced TV anime adaptation for Rent-A-Girlfriend (known in Japan as Kanojo, Okarishimasu), a romantic comedy manga by Reiji Miyajima about a young college student who stumbles into romance when he discovers a rental service in which people pretend to be family members, friends, and significant others for a price. The main cast for the series has been revealed, including:
Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara.
Aoi Yūki as Mami Nanami.
Nao Tōyama as Ruka Sarashina.
Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa.
And Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita.
The main staff for the Rent-A-Girlfriend TV anime includes:
- Original work: Reiji Miyajima
- Director: Kazuomi Koga
- Series composition: Mitsutaka Hirota
- Character design: Kanna Hirayama
- Music: Hyadain
- Animation production: TMS Entertainment
The original Kanojo, Okarishimasu manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine, and an English language version is currently in-development from Kodansha Comics under the title Rent-A-Girlfriend, and they describe the series as follows:
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”…
Rent-A-Girlfriend will broadcast in Japan beginning in July of 2020.
Copyright notice: © Reiji Miyajima ・ Kodansha / “Kanjo, Okarishimasu” Production Committee
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