Kodansha recently announced that Rent-A-Girlfriend manga Reiji Miyajima will release a spin-off manga called Kanojo, Hitomishirimasu on June 21. This appears in the Magapoke app and revolves around Sumi Sakurasawa and her daily struggles with communication obstacles.
Miyajima has published the romantic comedy manga “Rent-A-Girlfriend” in “Weekly Shounen Magazine” since July 2017. The series now comprises 14 volumes, three of which have so far been published in German under the title Rental Girlfriend By Carlsen Manga
Kazuomi Koga is directing a twelve-part anime adaptation at the TMS Entertainment studio. Japanese television is slated for release on July 10, 2020.
The anime will premiere on the Animeism programming block on MBS, TBS and 26 other network affiliates on July 10 at 10:25 a.m. Crunchyroll will broadcast the anime worldwide, except in Asia as part of the summer 2020 season.
Kazuomi Koga (Rainy Cocoa, Welcome to Rainy Color) directs the anime at TMS Entertainment, and Mitsutaka Hirota (Anime-Gataris, Nanbaka, The Prince of Tennis II) oversees the scripts for the series. Kanna Hirayama designs the characters and HYADAIN composes the music. Staff also include key artist Fumiko Ishiguro, art director Minoru Akiba, director of photography Shintaro Sakai and editor Yumiko Nakaba.
The female rock band The Peggies performs the opening theme song, while Singer halca performs the final theme song. The Peggies and Halca created their songs specifically for the anime.
Miyajima launched the manga in Kodansha’s weekly magazine Shōnen in July 2017. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English.
Crunchyroll describes the show as:
Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. “Ugh… Damn it. I never want to go through that again.”
Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to their meeting place and suddenly hears,”You’re Kazuya-kun, right?” A beautiful girl brushing her long, black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at him. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just a single rental! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!