The official website for the Rent-A-Girlfriend live-action series announced on Friday, June 10, 2022, that actress Mio Kudō will star as the energetic and cheerful Ruka Sarashina.
She shared her thoughts about playing Ruka saying, “Ruka-chan is innocent, who speaks to the point and sometimes full of emotions like a child, and she has a bright and cute smile. I hope I can fulfill the role with these features keeping in mind!”
The website also unveiled screen cuts from the first episode of the live-action series.
Previously revealed cast members include Tokyo Ghoul live-action fame Hiyori Sakurada and Naniwa Danshi idol group member Ryusei Onishi as Mizuhara Chizuru and Kazuya Kinoshita respectively along with Shiori Akita as Kazuya’s former girlfriend, Mami Nanami.
Recently a debate went off on the internet claiming Onishi is ‘too handsome’ for the role of Kazuya.
The series will air on Asahi Broadcasting Corporation TV channel on Sunday 11:55 PM and on TV Asahi on Sunday at 2:30 AM.
The series is directed by Daisuke Yamamoto and is written by Kumika Aso.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Kanokari) is written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, and was first published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shounen Magazine in July 2017.
The series also got an animated series that aired on July 10, 2020, and had 12 episodes. The series is also getting a second season premiering on July 2, 2022.
Source: Comic Natalie