The editorial Kodansha posted a special promotional video for the manga written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend), in collaboration with rapper Ryofu Karuma. In the video, the main heroine Chizuru Mizuharainterpreted by sora amamiyaand Ryofu Karuma engage in a rap battle, with Rofu’s scathing criticism of the “rental girlfriend” and Kazuya’s descriptions that could be interpreted as favoritism, and Chizuru’s response to them.
Reiji Miyajima manga publication began through the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in July 2017, and in its most recent report it indicated that it had exceeded 10 million accumulated copies in circulation. The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by studios. TMSEntertainmentunder the direction of Kazuomi Kōga and scripts written by Mitsutaka Hirota, released in July 2020. The production of a second season is confirmed to premiere next July.
It should be remembered that the video game for smartphones Rent-a-Girlfriend: Heroine All Stars is available in the catalog QooApp in this link.
Synopsis for Kanojo, Okarishimasu
Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the brilliant Mami Nanami. But suddenly, not anymore. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to ease his pain, he hires a girlfriend for hire through an online app. Her partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her incomparable beauty and cute behavior, manages to win Kazuya’s affection. But after reading similar experiences from other clients Chizuru had, Kazuya is certain that her caring personality and warm smile were just an act to play on her heart, and he puts her down.
Aggravated, Chizuru criticizes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing his true temperamental personality. However, this one-sided exchange is cut short when Kazuya discovers that her grandmother has collapsed. They run to the hospital and find Kazuya’s grandmother already in good condition. Puzzled by Chizuru’s presence, Grandma asks who this girl could be. On impulse, Kazuya introduces her as her real girlfriend, forcing Chizuru to play her role. But with Kazuya still anchored to Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up her act?
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