Rent-a-girlfriend(Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga is getting a live action series premiering in July. Tokyo Ghoul live action fame Hiyori Sakurada and Naniwa Danshi idol group member Ryusei Onishi are playing the lead characters, Mizuhara Chizuru and Kazuya Kinoshita, respectively.
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.
Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English, and it describes the story:
You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Hapless college first-year Kazuya Kinoshita, reeling from a bad breakup, rents a few hours of friendly companionship at the aquarium with the idol-beautiful and polite Chizuru. But rock bottom might be lower than Kazuya thought! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, and to make matters worse, Chizuru is much more than the and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for…
Reiji Miyajima first published the manga in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in July 2017. The series also got an animated series that aired in July 10, 2020 and had 12 episodes.
The anime was aired by Crunchyroll globally except in Asia. The series is also getting a second season.