Rent-A-Girlfriend is a popular anime series in the romantic comedy genre that was first released in 2020. Written and illustrated by Japanese manga writer Reiji Miyajima, the manga is the main source material for the anime. The anime is animated by TMS Entertainment studio, which is also the studio of top animes of 2019, such as Dr. Stone and Fruits Basket. Licensed by Crunchyroll and thus gaining viewers from around the world, the anime series was originally aired on MBS and TBS. The first season of the anime series, which started on July 11, 2020, consists of 12 episodes in total, and the fans said goodbye to the series on September 26, 2020, with the episode named “Confession and Girlfriend”. It is now wondered that will there be a second season of the series? Let’s first remember the series and then take a look at the second season’s details.
What is the plotline of Rent-A-Girlfriend?
Abandoned by his girlfriend, emotions shattered by college student Kazuya Kinoshita tries to fill the gap in his heart with a rental girlfriend on a mobile app. At first glance, Chizuru Mizuhara looked like the kind of perfect girl anyone would want: beautiful and sweet-looking, with a caring personality.
Kazuya who is still a heartbroken boy from his old relationship saw ridiculous comments on his profile after the first meeting. He thinks that Chizuru only plays with men’s emotions and gives her a low score. Angered by the disrespect made to him, Chizuru shows his true self: his moody and arrogant self, in contrast to Kazuya’s early thoughts. Just then, Kazuya learns that her grandmother has passed out and goes to the hospital with Chizuru. Actually, there wasn’t a big deal.
His grandmother passes out when she finds out that Kazuya is finally in a serious relationship, as she always wished. Unable to tell him the truth, Kazuya and Chizuru are forced into a fake relationship — now they have to act like a real couple.
When is the second season of Rent A Girlfriend?
The anime’s first season finale took place on September 26, 2020. The good news that fans were waiting for was in the first season finale. The anime was renewed for a new season in the final episode without the need for long curious waits. Many productions of studio TMS managed to get approval for the new season. Dr. Stone and Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro are other popular anime from the studio that has been also renewed. Although the anime was renewed in the first season finale, we didn’t see any hints of the second season until this year.
On January 14, 2022, Rent-A-Girlfriend’s official website shared the first promotional video for the anime’s new season. The trailer also featured the anime’s second season release date. The anime will begin airing with its new season on July 1, 2022. The main cast is returning for the anime’s second season. You can watch the new season trailer at the end of this article.
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As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the anime is based on the manga written by Reiji Miyajima. The manga series published on July 12, 2017, for the first time, in Weekly Shōnen Magazine, where many popular manga series such as Fire Force was published, is still ongoing. It is good news that the series continues because the anime’s main source material is manga. The longer the manga, the more content can be provided for anime.
At the time of writing, the manga consists of 26 volumes in total and has 240 chapters with the chapters that are not in volume format yet. On the other hand, anime covers the first 54 chapters. With a simple proportion, we can say that the anime can be at least 4 seasons. Below, you can see which chapters the anime episodes are adapted from in a list.
Chapters 41-45, 54
The popularity of the anime
Only really popular animes get new season approvals. And things are going pretty well for the anime in terms of popularity. We will definitely see more seasons if the current popularity is maintained in the new season and beyond. The anime’s official Twitter account is currently followed by 264k people, and animes over 100k are generally considered popular. On the other hand, there are a lot of searches on Google related to Rent A Girlfriend, and the current search volume is higher than Demon Slayer and Dr. Stones, which almost every anime lover knows.
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