Summer 2020’s anime season featured some great hits, but “Rent-a-Girlfriend,” based on the Weekly Shonen Magazine Manga by creator Reiji Miyajima, was a surprising highlight. Since its release last year, “Rent-A-Girlfriend” has become the most popular manga ever sold in China (the Abema Times stated that in August the manga had sold 700,000 digital copies). Even Miyajima himself acknowledged the success of the show, tweeting that it has risen to the 4th spot on Netflix Japan’s list of the top shows.
Following his breakup with Mami Nanami, the protagonist of “Hire-A-Girlfriend” decides to use an app that allows him to “rent” a girlfriend. While renting gorgeous Chizuru Mizuhara for a few days, he offers her an unflattering review since he felt the experience was unrepresentative. Nevertheless, Kazuya introduces Chizuru to his ill grandmother, who falls in love with the girl. Also, Kazuya and Chizuru realise that the two of them live in the same neighbourhood.
The end of Season 1 had fans wondering if there will be a second season. Producing director Taiki Kakizaki even encouraged fans to order the Blu-ray in advance in hopes of generating enough demand for a second season.
A second season of “Rent a Girlfriend” has been officially announced. Here’s what we’ve learned thus far about this.
When Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 will be Released?
“Rent-a-Girlfriend” Season 2 was announced in a matter of days. Streaming service Crunchyroll announced that a second season had been greenlit just as the first was coming to a close in 2020. A release date, on the other hand, had not yet been set. “Rent-a-Girlfriend” Season 2 will premiere in July 2022, according to Crunchyroll, though the exact date has not yet been announced.
The COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the series from releasing a second season in 2021 if that was what fans had hoped for. As reported by Nikkei Asia, the epidemic has severely impacted Japanese animation companies, thus a 2022 release date makes logical.
To avoid a repeat of Season 1’s staggered release dates dependent on the nation, Season 2 of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” might release in 2022 in Japan in July and in the United States in late August, or it might debut concurrently.
Who are the Cast Members of Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2?
“Rent-a-Girlfriend’s” cast for season two is still a mystery. The majority of Season 1’s cast is almost certainly returning for Season 2.
That being said, the show’s second season was announced in a special short film that featured the anime cast.
The following actors will be part of the rent a girlfriend season 2 cast:
- Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara
- Aoi Yūki as Mami Nanami
- Nao Tōyama as Ruka Sarashina
- Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa
- Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita
- Yukari Nozawa as Kazuya’s grandmother Nagomi Kinoshita
What will be the Plot of Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2?
Season 2 of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” has yet to get an official plot outline. The first season, on the other hand, followed the manga’s first six volumes rather precisely. While there is still no word on the manga’s last chapter or volume, there is a lot of material from which the new season might draw.
Season 1 concluded with a bang in the final episode, which featured a number of noteworthy occurrences. The truth about Mami’s relationship with Kazuya came out when she rented Chizuru and questioned her about it. In contrast, Chizuru insisted that Kazuya was in fact her boyfriend, a claim she vigorously rejected.
When she questioned Mami if she had ever considered Kazuya to be her genuine love, she received a very muted response. Even though he admits that he would like to have her as his girlfriend, Kazuya backtracks a bit and states that she is only for rent.
There are likely to be further developments in Season 2 involving these three characters. There are more chances for these characters’ true feelings to come out in this season’s second half than there were in the first one.
What will happen to Kazuya and Mami’s relationship in Season 2?
The bond between Kazuya and Mami is only going to get stronger in Season 2. They have more opportunities to express their actual feelings in the second half of this season than they had in the first.
Does Ryu like Chizuru?
Chizuru and Ryu had known each other since they were children when they lived next door to each other. His feelings for Chizuru were evident from the beginning, as seen by the countless hints he dropped about his feelings. when she asks about his sentiments, he can’t deny them.