Rent-A-Girlfriend Celebrates Chizuru’s Birthday with New Date-Themed Visual

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A new date-themed key visual has been released for the Rent-A-Girlfriend TV anime series. It highlights the series’ main heroine Chizuru Mizuhara, whose birthday coincides with the visual’s release on April 19. The anime’s third season is scheduled to premiere in July 2023

The second season of Rent-A-Girlfriend premiered in July 2022, while the first season aired in July 2020. Both are currently streaming on Crunchyroll outside of Japan. 

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Original manga creator Reiji Miyajima also released a new illustration on his Twitter page to celebrate Chizuru’s birthday. 

The returning production staff for the third season includes Kazuomi Koga as director, Mitsutaka Hirota as series screenwriter, Kanna Hirayama as character designer, Fumiko Ishiguro as color designer, Minoru Akiba as art director, Shintarou Sakai as photography director, and Kenichi Maeyamada as music composer. TMS Entertainment is once again handling the animation production, with assistance from Studio Comet.

Meanwhile, the main voice cast includes Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita, Sora Amamiya as Chizuru, Aoi Yuuki as Mami, Nao Touyama as Ruka, and Rie Takahashi as Sumi. Yuu Serizawa will also join the cast of season three as Mini Yaemori

Miyajima’s original manga series was first serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine on July 12, 2017 and is published under the Kodansha Comics label. Thirty tankoubon volumes have been released as of February 2023, with a 31st volume set for release on May 17, 2023. 

The manga has also inspired a spin-off series centered on Sumi Sakurasawa titled Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend and a 2022 live-action TV drama. Kodansha USA releases both the main manga and spin-off series in English. 

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Kodansha USA describes the original Rent-A-Girlfriend 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!

Source: Rent-A-Girlfriend Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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