Rent-A-Girlfriend Now Available on Muse Asia

Muse Asia announced via social media that they will be uploading daily episodes of Rent-A-Girlfriend onto their YouTube channel. The first episode will be uploaded from December 17 at 8:00 PM (GMT+8). The anime is available in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam. Rent-A-Girlfriend was first available on Animax for Southeast Asia and aired in July 2020. 

Rent-A-Girlfriend is an adaptation of the manga by Reiji Miyajima, which began serialization in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 2017. The manga has 24 volumes as of December 2021. The Sumi-centered spin-off series Kanojo, Hitomishimasu currently has two volumes, while the third volume is scheduled to be released in February 2022.

The first season’s staff included Kazuomi Koga as director, Mitsutaka Hirota as series composer, Kanna Hirayama as character designer, Fumiko Ishiguro as color designer, Minoru Akiba as art director, Shintaro Sakai as photography director, and Kenichi Maeyamada/Hyadain as music composer. TMS Entertainment was in charge of the animation production. It also featured a star-studded cast including Shun Horie (Kazuya Kinoshita), Sora Amamiya (Chizuru Mizuhara), Aoi Yuuki (Mami Nanami), Nao Touyama (Ruka Sarashina), and Rie Takahashi (Sumi Sakurasawa). During the 7th Anime Trending Awards, Hirayama won the award for best character design with her work on Rent-A-Girlfriend

A second season was announced in September 2020, the same month that the first season concluded. Rent-A-Girlfriend’s heroines also inspired a smartphone game titled Kanojo, Okarishimasu Heroine All-Stars which launched on September 2, 2021. The game is a crossover featuring female characters from other series that were published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine, such as Juliet from Boarding School Juliet, and Lucy Heartfilia, Erza Scarlet and Wendy Marvel from Fairy Tail.

Muse Asia describes the anime as:

Kazuya Kinoshita, the worthless college student. Was dumped by his first ever girlfriend after only one kiss and a month together. “I don’t want to put up with this anymore.” In desperation, Kazuya decides to go on a date with a girl using a certain method. And what he found at the meeting place was— “You’re Kazuya, right?” A beautiful girl, Chizuru Mizuhara smiles at him as she puts her black hair behind her ear.

Source: Muse Asia

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