The official website of Rent A Girlfriend anime announced on Feb 16, 2023, that the third season will start airing in Japan in July 2023.
A new key visual was also revealed to commemorate the announcement. The visual features Chizuru Mizuhara, Mami Nanami, Ruka Sarashina and Sumi Sakurasawa.
First season of the anime, by TMS Entertainment, aired from July to September 2020 on MBS’s Super Animeism block. A second season aired from July to September 2022.
A live-action adaptation of Rent A Girlfriend premiered on July 3, 2022.
Rent-A-Girlfriend is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since July 2017, and has been compiled into thirty volumes as of February 2023.
The series is licensed in North America by Kodansha USA, which released the first volume in English in June 2020.
A spin-off manga series, titled Rent-A-(Really Shy!)-Girlfriend, also written and illustrated by Miyajima, has been serialized in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket app since June 21, 2020. The series focuses on the character Sumi Sakurasawa. It has been compiled into three volumes as of May 2022.
MAL describes the plot of Rent A Girlfriend as:
Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the bright and sunny Mami Nanami. But suddenly, he doesn’t. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him utterly heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to soothe the pain, he hires a rental girlfriend through an online app. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her unparalleled beauty and cute demeanor, manages to gain Kazuya’s affection.
But after reading similar experiences other customers had had with Chizuru, Kazuya believes her warm smile and caring personality were all just an act to toy with his heart, and he rates her poorly. Aggravated, Chizuru lambastes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing her true pert and hot-tempered self. This one-sided exchange is cut short, however, when Kazuya finds out that his grandmother has collapsed.
They dash toward the hospital and find Kazuya’s grandmother already in good condition. Baffled by Chizuru’s presence, she asks who this girl might be. On impulse, Kazuya promptly declares that they are lovers, forcing Chizuru to play the part. But with Kazuya still hung up on his previous relationship with Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up their act?
Source: Official Website