In an official announcement, Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 has been confirmed and will be returning in 2022! A new teaser for the anime along with a promotional video was released on the official website of the anime. This will be one of the many titles that are set for a return this year.
The series by Reiji Miyajima began in 2017 with its serialization in Kodansha’s Shonen Magazine. The manga is currently ongoing and currently has 24 volumes. The first season of the anime aired in 2020 and is rated 7.3/10 on My Anime List!
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Official Announcement Trailer
What is Rent-A-Girlfriend About?
The story revolves around Kazuya Kinoshita, a 20-year-old college student whose girlfriend breaks up with him without any notice. Heartbroken and upset, he decides to use an online dating app called which allows one to rent a girlfriend. Enter Chizuru Mizuhara, a beautiful girl who manages to make Kazuya feel good about dating again. She appears to be warm, kind and affectionate and gains Kazuya’s interest.
However, Kazuya comes across similar praising reviews for Chizuru on the app and begins to feel that she only put up an act in front of him to please him for her benefit. He leaves her with a poor rating on the app and gets blasted by her for his hypocrisy upon which he realizes that Chizuru is quite brash and mean. Unfortunately, news of his grandmother’s collapse comes in and he rushes to see her with Chizuru accompanying him.
His grandmother takes a liking to her upon meeting them which leads to Kazuya and Chizuru fake dating to keep up the act around friends and family. Things begin to get more complicated as more girls from the app begin to get added to the equation.
The series is a perfect fake dating trope anime that adds romance, a slice of life and comedy to the mix. The first season of the anime aired in July 2020 and had 12 episodes. The adaptation of the anime was under TMS Entertainment.
What will be Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 plot?
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 comes to an end with the grand confession from Kazuya. He announces that he wants Chizuru as a real girlfriend which is where the season decides to leave the story. For a manga parallel, the last episode, Episode 12 ‘Confession and Girlfriend’ stops at the end of Volume 6 take a little from the beginning of Volume 7.
Now the unfortunate bit is that Kazuya decides to pull a reverse and go back on his confession by putting up excuses. Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 will open with this commotion followed by more trainwrecks caused by Kazuya’s immaturity. This season will also highlight more of Chizuru’s emotions and how she actually has feelings for him.
The addition of Sumi and Ruka creates a rather complicated dating web that leaves all of them confused and second-guessing. The coming season will also have Mizuhara’s story arc in focus with the backstory of why she decided to be on the Diamond App in the first place.
As for the number of episodes, the previous season was a single cour with 12 episodes, which increases the likelihood of this season being the same. The upcoming season will most likely consist of 10-14 episodes also considering the pacing of the manga, that will require them to stop somewhere around Volume 14-18 in their adaptation.
When Will Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Release?
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 has confirmed a Summer 2022 Release! As of now, only the July 2022 release window has been revealed on the official website. It was speculated that Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 episode 1 will drop in on Saturday, July 2nd or July 9th – in conformity with the programming block from Season 1.
As of now, the fans can check out the first trailer and poster for Rent-A-Girlfriend below on official handles.
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Teaser visual is also released
Chizuru Suwon, Asami Nanami, Rinatsu Sarashina, and Sumi Sakurazawa’s four heroines are “preparing” for the upcoming date!
The previous season was broadcast in Japan and also added to Crunchyroll for streaming. A Rent-A-Girlfriend English Dub was also streamed on the platform!
The promotional video and visual teaser for the anime have been dropped! This season will be supported by Studio Comet. The opening and ending songs for Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 are yet to be revealed.
A more specific date for the release has been finally revealed. Rent-A-Girlfriend 2 will get a TV broadcast on Friday, 1st July 2022. The simulcast will stream on Crunchyroll the same day after a few hours of TV broadcast in Japan.
Where Can You Watch Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2?
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 will be broadcast on a number of channels in Japan for its premiere. Considering that the previous season has already been streamed on Crunchyroll, the simulcast version will likely get added to the platform again. Crunchyroll streamed an English Dub for the anime as well. This also suggests Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 English Dub is definitely on the cards!
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Characters, Cast and Staff
The official announcement for the return of Rent-A-Girlfriend has confirmed that the main cast for the anime will be reprising their roles.
- Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara
- Aoi Yuki as Mami Nanami
- Nao Toyama as Ruka Sarashina
- Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa
- Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita
TMS Productions were in charge of the first season. The second season is a collaboration between TMS and Studio Comet. Kazuomi Koga is the director, Mitsutaka Hirota is the script-supervisor, Kanna Hirayama is working on character designs. The sound director is Hajime Takakuwa, Minoru Akiba is the art director, Yumiko Nakaba is the editor,vthe color key artist is Fumiko Ishiguro and the compositing director of photography is Shintaro Sakai.
FAQs – Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Edition
Q. How many episodes in Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2?
A. The first season of Rent-A-Girlfriend had 12 episodes which amount to a single cour. The upcoming season of the anime is also likely to have one cour worth of episodes which may amount to 10-13 episodes before the season wraps up.
Q. What About Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 1 English Dub?
A. The good news for fans waiting for the English Dub of the anime is that the first season did get an English Dub release that streamed on Crunchyroll. This increases the chances for an Eglish Dub release for Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 which will either be on Crunchyroll or Funimation.
Q. Where can I read Rent-A-Girlfriend manga?
The Rent-A-Girlfriend manga adaptation was started in Japan in 2017. To date, 23 volumes have been published in Japan. However, for English speaking fans, only the first 10 volumes have been translated.
Unfortunately, the English release of the hit manga is lagging slightly behind, with volume 10 only being released in December 2021.
Rent-A-Girlfriend manga print is available on retailers Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, Penguin Random House and Bookshop.
If you are looking to buy a digital copy, you can head to Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play and Comixology.
The English version of Manga Volume 11 has got a release date release in March 2022, followed immediately by volume 12 in April 2022, volume 13 in June 2022 and volume 14 in August 2022.
Rent-A-Girlfriend anime series is also inspiring a live-action TV series whose preview is also scheduled for July 2022.
Stay tuned for updates on the Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to let us know your picks from Winter 2022 anime releases and let us know all you plan to watch in the upcoming season!