Rent a Girlfriend Anime Season 2: Confirmed Release Date, Trailer and Everything We Know in 2022!
The romantic comedy show “Rent-a-Girlfriend,” based on author Reiji Miyajima’s Weekly Shonen Magazine manga, was one of the most surprising standouts of the 2020 summer anime season. Though the manga was a huge success, particularly in China (the Abema Times stated that in August of last year, “Rent-a-Girlfriend” had gained the top place as the number one manga, with 700,000 digital sales), the anime has surpassed all expectations. Miyajima himself tweeted that the series had risen to the fourth spot on Netflix Japan’s most popular show.
“Rent-a-Fiancée” follows Kazuya Kinoshita, a 20-year-old man who, after being dumped by his girlfriend, Mami Nanami, decides to use a dating app that allows him to rent a girlfriend. He leases the gorgeous Chizuru Mizuhara but gives her a negative rating after pondering the inauthenticity of the event. The scenario changes when Kazuya introduces Chizuru to his ill grandmother, who falls in love with the girl. Kazuya and Chizuru find they are neighbors as well.
Fans wondered if there will be a Season 2 as Season 1 came to an end. Taiki Kakizaki, the show’s producer, even asked asking fans to pre-purchase the Blu-ray in order to generate enough interest for a second season.
Season 2 of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” has been confirmed. So far, here’s what we know.
What Do We Know About Season 2 of Rent-A-Girlfriend
Despite the fact that Crunchyroll had announced a second season of the anime, it was postponed owing to the pandemic. Simultaneously, fans have been anticipating the rom-com anime.
Nonetheless, Season 2 of Rent-A-Girlfriend will premiere in 2022. However, no firm release date has been confirmed by the production company. As a result, we can only hope for a quick premiere. Apart from all the release date predictions, the most important is that the series will launch in the summer of 2022. Because the seasons are documented by Japan’s Climate, we may expect the anime to be released between June and August. At the same time, this theory holds water because season 1 premiered in the summer of 2020.
What Will the Plot of Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 Be
Season 1 of Rent-A-Girlfriend concludes with Kazuya’s dramatic confession. He declares that he wants Chizuru to be his genuine girlfriend, and this is where the season decides to conclude the story. For a manga parallel, the final episode, Episode 12 ‘Confession and Girlfriend,’ ends at the end of Volume 6 and begins in Volume 7.
The unpleasant part is that Kazuya decides to backtrack and retract his confession by making excuses. Season 2 of Rent-A-Girlfriend will begin with this uproar, followed by further trainwrecks caused by Kazuya’s immaturity. This season will also focus on Chizuru’s emotions and how she has feelings for him.
The addition of Sumi and Ruka creates a fairly convoluted relationship web, leaving everyone befuddled and second-guessing themselves. Mizuhara’s story arc will also be highlighted in the upcoming season, with the backdrop of why she wanted to be on the Diamond App in the first place.
In terms of episode count, the last season was a single cour with 12 episodes, which raises the possibility that this season would be the same. The upcoming season will most likely consist of 10-14 episodes, given the manga’s pacing requires them to halt sometime around Volume 14-18 in their adaptation.
Season 2’s Cast Members
While certain cast members will return for a second season, new characters will be introduced. However, no fresh additions have been announced by the production. As a result, the former cast members are the only ones who have been revealed to be returning. As a result, notable cast members for Rent-A-Girlfriend Season 2 will be:
Ichinose Chizuru is played by Sora Amamiya.
Shun Horie in the role of Kazuya Kinoshita
Mami Nanami is played by Aoi Yuuki.
Sumi Sakurasawa is played by Rie Takahashi.
Ruka Sarashina is played by Nao Touyama.
Is there a release date for Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2
Season 2 of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” was revealed rather quickly. Crunchyroll, which streams the show, announced that a second season had been confirmed just as the first was coming to an end in 2020. However, no release date was set at the time. Thankfully, that timeframe has been limited, as Crunchyroll announced that Season 2 of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” will be released in July 2022, though the exact date is uncertain.
Fans may have hoped for a 2021 release, but the COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented the series from publishing another season the year following Season 1. According to Nikkei Asia, Japanese animation studios have been considerably affected as a result of the pandemic, thus a 2022 release makes logical.
Season 1 of “Rent-a-Girlfriend” launched in Japan in July and then in the United States in late August, so Season 2 may follow a similar course in 2022, with staggered release dates based on country — or they may premiere concurrently.