Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 Reveals Opening Song With Main Trailer


With less than a month to go before its July 1 premiere, Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 has released its main trailer, which previews the upcoming developments in protagonist Kazuya’s love life and the opening song “Himitsu Koigokoro.”

As announced on the anime’s website, “Himitsu Koigokoro” is performed by CHiCO with HoneyWorks. The website also revealed details about the ending song, which is titled “Ienai” and is performed by MIMiNARI feat. asmi.

Rent-a-Girlfriend is based on the manga by Reiji Miyajima, which began in 2017 and has 26 tankoubon volumes as of May 2022. The first season of the anime aired in 2020. Crunchyroll will stream the second season as part of its Summer 2022 lineup.

Kodansha describes the manga as: 

In today’s Japan, “rental” services can deliver an afternoon with a “friend,” a “parent,” even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection, and his new “girlfriend,” who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too… It’s sweet but naïve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!

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.

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 manga is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine and published under the Kodansha Comics label. The Kanojo, Hitomishirimasu spin-off centering on Sumi began in 2020 and has three tankoubon volumes as of May 2021.

Source: Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 website

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