Summary

Anime coming July 2020! You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Reeling from a bad breakup, Kazuya rents the beautiful, polite Chizuru for a date. But rock bottom might be so much lower than he thought! Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for… In today’s Japan, “rental” services can deliver an afternoon with a “friend,” a “parent,” even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection, and his new “girlfriend,” who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too… It’s sweet but naïve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!

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V1 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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Anime coming July 2020! You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Reeling from a bad breakup, Kazuya rents the beautiful, polite Chizuru for a date. But rock bottom might be so much lower than he thought! Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for… In today’s Japan, “rental” services can deliver an afternoon with a “friend,” a “parent,” even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection, and his new “girlfriend,” who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too… It’s sweet but naïve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!

V2 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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THE GIRLFRIEND RENT-ALITY As Kazuya and his rental girlfriend’s lives become more and more intertwined, their feelings become as complicated as ever. After awkward encounters with their family and friends, who now think they’re really dating, and a heated exchange with Kazuya’s ex, the best thing to keep their relationship “professional” might be taking some time apart–but fate may have other plans…

V3 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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Kazuya’s maritime heroics have complicated his decision to completely cut ties with his rental girlfriend, Chizuru. Now the stage is set for a different kind of conversation… Chizuru has always bailed him out of his cowardly ways and awkward encounters, but how will she react after he saves her life?

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After an intense trip to the hot springs with his rental girlfriend, things are complicated enough for the still hapless and deeply confused Kazuya, as he finally manages to take some space from Chizuru long enough to get his thoughts together. But a mysterious new figure enters the picture, who seems to know quite a lot about his “romantic” life…

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Kazuya Kinoshita—listless, broke college student, rental girlfriend patron, and…boyfriend??? Still reeling from his beachside encounter with Chizuru, Kazuya has been confronted by another rental girlfriend, who quickly becomes ensnared in his dramatic love life after confessing her love for him. After saving Chizuru and seemingly ruining things with Mami, will this new player change the game of love for Kazuya?

V6 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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At Mizuhara’s request, Kazuya agrees to go on a “practice date” with Sumi-chan, who’s trying to make it as a rental girlfriend despite her crippling shyness. It’s an opportunity for Sumi-chan to rehearse being social and build some confidence and earning power—or it’s supposed to be, until who should butt in but Mami-chan! And she has a bombshell to drop… A practice date quickly turns into an all-too-real battle!

V7 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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Mizuhara plans to quit her rental girlfriend job to pursue an acting career, and Kazuya, finally aware of his feelings for her, is left unsure of what to do. Without their pretend relationship, the pair are nothing more than neighbors…right? After taking some time to reflect (and stalking Mizuhara by secretly watching one of her theater performances), Kazuya is ready to let his feelings go. However, a sudden invitation from Mizuhara to spend an off-the-clock evening together throws him for a total loop. Could this be the long-awaited chance to push past the client/rental barrier and become something more?

V8 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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An unexpected (and chaotic) night with Mizuhara after she loses the key to her apartment leaves Kazuya feeling closer to the rental girlfriend than ever before. So much so that he’s seeing her everywhere he looks! Unfortunately, one of Ruka’s schemes gives Mizuhara the wrong idea about Kazuya’s relationship with the other girl. What’s love without a bit of chaos, right?

V9 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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After Ruka’s disastrous overnight stay, Mizuhara’s been keeping her distance from Kazuya. The hopeless young man seeks to get back in her good graces by finding the perfect gift for her fast-approaching birthday. However, when the two unexpectedly meet at a drinking party, they’ll have to reconcile quickly to keep their relationship a secret!

V10 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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RUKA GOES ALL OUT! After Kazuya lets slip to his grandmother that she missed Mizuhara’s birthday, the matriarch of the Kinoshita family insists on celebrating. She turns Kazuya’s upcoming birthday party into a joint one, and suddenly the unlucky guy is scrambling to convince Mizuhara to come. Unfortunately, Ruka also hears about the festivities and demands Kazuya take her. When Mizuhara runs late, Ruka takes the chance to unleash her ultimate win-over- Kazuya’s-family-attack!

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A GIRLFRIEND SHOWDOWN! Ruka crashed Kazuya’s birthday party in the hopes of appealing to the Kinoshita family and proving that she was a superior girlfriend candidate to Mizuhara. Everything seemed to be going her way at first. Even Kazuya’s grandmother was warming up to her. That all changes when Mizuhara arrives to steal the spotlight, however. Down but not out, Ruka is still determined to secure her place as Kazuya’s one and only girlfriend! Can the boneheaded Kazuya weather the storm of a woman in love?

V12 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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THE SUMI HOSPITALITY EXPRESS HAS LEFT THE STATION! Kazuya’s second date with the school-uniform-clad Sumi at the aquarium continues. Sure, things got off to a bit of a hectic start, but now that they’re at the live aquatic show, they can finally relax and enjoy things...right? Poor Kazuya’s been absolutely distraught trying to think up a way to help Mizuhara, and maybe a chaotic distraction is just what he needs. A little fresh air can really clear the head, or was it fresh water?

V13 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, CROWDFUNDING! To help Mizuhara realize her dream of starring in a movie that her grandmother can see on the big screen, Kazuya creates a crowdfunding campaign. And although it’s a new source of hope for both of them, the clock is still ticking. Will they be able to get the money and make a film in time? A new relationship unfolds between the pair as they go from rental and client to actress and producer!

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A NOSY NEIGHBOR The crowdfunding campaign to produce Mizuhara’s movie has begun! If things go favorably, it could mean that her lifelong dream will finally come true. While she and Kazuya do everything they can to garner support, a wrench is thrown into the works: Mini! She’s accidentally learned about Mizuhara’s work as a rental girlfriend and wants to know more about her relation-ship with Kazuya. In both work and love, things are looking to get really hectic!

V15 Rent-A-Girlfriend

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TROUBLE DURING THE HOME STRETCH The crowdfunding deadline’s almost here, and everyone’s working as hard as possible to ensure things succeed. Wait, why does that mean Mizuhara has to go on a date with Umi, the handsome guy from her acting class?! Umi claims it’s only a get-together as friends, and he promises to spread the word of Mizuhara’s campaign on his popular Twitter account if she meets with him. Is that truly all he’s after, though? Could this mean a new romantic rival for Kazuya at the worst possible time?!

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In today's Japan, ""rental"" services can deliver an afternoon with a ""friend,"" a ""parent,"" even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to ""rent"" an emotional connection, and his new ""girlfriend,"" who's trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya's are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too... It's sweet but na?ve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!

Available on 12/20/2022

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