Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 Releases Sumi Character Trailer and Visual

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The upcoming Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 has released a character trailer and date-themed visual for Sumi Sakurasawa ahead of the show’s July premiere in Japan. Both the trailer and visual were released on the character’s birthday, March 20.

The first season of Rent-a-Girlfriend premiered in July 2020. The anime is based on the manga by Reiji Miyajima, which began in 2017 and has 25 tankoubon volumes as of February 2022. 

Crunchyroll describes the anime as: 

Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. “Ugh… Damn it. I never want to go through that again.” Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to their meeting place and suddenly hears, “You’re Kazuya-kun, right?” A beautiful girl brushing her long, black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at him. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just a single rental! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!

Returning staff for Rent-a-Girlfriend‘s second season include Kazuomi Koga as director, Mitsutaka Hirota as series composer, Kanna Hirayama as character designer, Fumiko Ishiguro as color designer, Minoru Akiba as art director, Shintarou Sakai as photography director, and Kenichi Maeyamada/Hyadain as music composer. TMS Entertainment is in charge of the animation production again, but now with Studio Comet credited with production assistance.

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Meanwhile, reprising their roles are Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita, Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara, Aoi Yuuki as Mami Nanami, Nao Touyama as Ruka Sarashina, and Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa.

The Rent-a-Girlfriend manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and published under the Kodansha Comics label. Kodansha also publishes the manga in English. A spin-off series by the same author centering on Sumi began in 2020.


Source: Rent-a-Girlfriend website

After several years of writing for local video game sites, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. When he's not gaming, painting miniatures, or watching anime, he can be found self-learning Japanese.
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