Rent-A-Girlfriend is a manga series by Reiji Miyajima which was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in 2017. Later to which an anime adaptation was dropped by TMS Entertainment in 2020. Rent a Girlfriend was one of the most popular new anime series of 2020. And after its conclusion, fans were quite eager for the announcement of Season 2. It was quite doubtful as an outsider, considering how a part of the viewers had negative reviews about the anime. This was due to the main character who they found annoying and in many cases for anime, that was enough for a series to be canceled. But fortunately, it didn’t take long as, Rent a Girlfriend Season 2 has been officially announced.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 Plot
Kazuya Kinoshita, a college student is recently dumped by his girlfriend Mami Nanami only after dating for a month. So, feeling lonely he then decides to use a dating app where one could rent a girlfriend. There he rents, Chizuru Mizuhara, a beautiful and attractive girl. But as he later realizes how the experience was inauthentic, he gives her a low rating. So Chizuru feeling that she was wrongly rated for her service, berates him. This is where things take a wild turn, as Kazuya’s grandmother collapses and is hospitalized. There he brings Chizuru along with him but his grandmother takes a liking to her. So, to keep his grandmother happy, Kazuya keeps renting Chizuru. But things get quite complicated as they discover they are next-door neighbors while also attending the same college. Later, as the story progresses, other girls from the rental girlfriend business start appearing.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Release Date
‘Rent-A-Girlfriend’ Season 1 had a total of 12 episodes which ran from 11th July 2020 to 26th September 2020. Like said above, initially, the anime received quite negative reviews as the viewers were skeptical about the protagonist. But later, the anime found its footing as it became one of the most popular anime of 2020. Rent-A-Girlfriend was a new take for people interested in the Rom-Com Genre.
The good news is that Rent-A-Girlfriend was soon confirmed to have a second season already in the works. This announcement was done by the streaming service, Crunchyroll followed by its official website and Twitter account. This announcement didn’t take long as it only took a few hours after the season one finale. The anime adaptation was produced by TMS Entertainment popularly known for its works such as Detective Conan and Lupin III. While they are also known for their recent works such as the Doctor Stone series as well as the upcoming Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro. And it was confirmed by them that the production decision for its next installment has already been finalized. But 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.
About the Anime
The ‘Rent-A-Girlfriend’ anime is known to be a very loyal adaptation to its source material. And throughout its first season, having 12 episodes, it covers close to 6 volumes and five chapters of the manga. And considering how the manga currently has 19 volumes with enough chapters for a 20th, 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 season of Rent-A-Girlfriend, we will follow up with Kazuya as he refuses to change his ways. And likely to the first season, there would be moments where we empathize and regress on his shallow outlook. He keeps suppressing his feeling for Chizuru while she stays the same tsundere she has been throughout the first season. Both have certain feelings towards one another which they refuse to confess. Kazuya fears losing her while Chizuru can’t let go of her ego. This is sure to complicate their relationship as even Mami may interfere as she has a great deal of contempt towards the two. While we are almost certain to see more of Sumi who fans seem to adore and want her to have more screen time.