The summer 2020 anime adaptation of the manga Rent-A-Girlfriend is underway with Crunchyroll streaming the series worldwide for audiences outside of Asia. The streaming service is now doing some new promotion for the show with a clip from the very first episode where we see the family questioning him about this sudden news that he has a girlfriend.
The series was directed by Kazuomi Koga based on the scripts from Mitsutaka Hirota. Kanna Hirayama worked on the character designs with TMS Entertainment working on the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara, Aoi Yūki as Mami Nanami, Nao Tōyama as Ruka Sarashina, Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakrasawa, Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita, Yukari Nozawa as Nagomi Kinoshita, Masayuki Akasaka as Yoshiaki Kibe, and Gakuto Kajiwara as Shun Kuribayashi.
The manga from Reiji Miyajima began in 2017 and has twelve volumes to its name as of its anime announcement. The property is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine with Kodansha Comics bringing it out in English in 2020.
The Peggies will be performing the opening song while halca will handle the ending theme song.
Plot Concept: 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!