Crunchyroll’s 2022 summer schedule, Rent-A-Girfriend Season 2 came to an end with Episode 12 broadcast on Friday, September 16th. The end of the episode did not surprise the fans with the announcement of the renewal of the anime. A short teaser trailer with characters Chizuru Mizuhara, Mami-chan, Rika, and Sumi giving the green light was revealed. Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 was officially confirmed and rumored to return in 2023! A new teaser for the anime was released on the official website of the anime. This will be one of the many titles that are set for a return next 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 3 confirmation was celebrated by Reiji Miyajima with a celebratory sketch shared on his official Twitter. More details on the production staff will be shared during a special event scheduled for the month of March 2023.
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 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 3 plot?
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 came to an end with the grand confession from Kazuya. He had announced 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’ stopped 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 opened 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.
When Will Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 Release?
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 has been confirmed on the official website. a Summer 2022 Release! It is speculated that Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 episode 1 will drop in Fall 2023 or even Winter Anime Calendar 2024– in conformity with the programming block from Season 2 and Season 1.
As of now, the fans can check out the first teaser for Rent-A-Girlfriend 3 below on the official handle.
The opening and ending theme songs for Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 are yet to be revealed.
Where Can You Watch Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3?
Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 will be broadcast on a number of channels in Japan for its premiere. Considering that the previous 2 seasons have already streamed on Crunchyroll, the simulcast version will likely get added to the platform again. The simulcast will stream on Crunchyroll the same day after a few hours of TV broadcast in Japan. Crunchyroll streamed an English Dub for the anime as well. This also suggests that Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 English Dub is definitely on the cards!
How many episodes will Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 have?
The Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 1 had 12 episodes which amount to a single cour. Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 also had one cour worth of 11 episodes. It is speculated that Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 may also amount to 10-14 episodes before the season wraps up. Considering the pacing of the manga, it will require them to stop somewhere around Volume 19-22 in their adaptation.
The Rent-a-Girlfriend manga has published 28 tankonbon volumes and Miyajima-sensei has still not put an end to the story.
Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 1 covered the first 7 volumes of the manga in 12 episodes. Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 adapted up to volumes 13-14 in 12 episodes.
Consequently, if the Rent-a-Girlfriend season 3 follows a similar pattern, we would expect this one to reach roughly volume 20 of the Rent-a-Girlfriend manga.
Who will be Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 characters, and cast?
The official announcement for the return of Rent-A-Girlfriend has been confirmed as of now by the makers. In the absence of official confirmation, it is assumed 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 Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 was a collaboration between TMS and Studio Comet. It is too early to comment on the Studios in charge of animation as of now.
Will keep updating this space as the news arrives in.
FAQs – Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 Edition
Q. What About Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 1 English Dub?
A. The good news for fans waiting for the English Dub of the anime is that both the seasons did get an English Dub release streaming on Crunchyroll. This increases the chances for an Eglish Dub release for Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 3 on Crunchyroll.
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 also inspired a live-action TV series that made its debut in July 2022.
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