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Kanojo, Okarishimasu manga celebrates its fifth anniversary

July 12, 2022 in Japan marks five years since the manga written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend), began to be published in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha, where it is still in serialization. The author shared the cover of the first compilation volume, starring Chizuru MizuharaAnd wrote:

  • «Today “Kanojo, Okarishimasu” celebrates its fifth anniversary. It seems like only yesterday that he was home alone drawing the first story! I am lucky to have so many readers, and it is like a dream that this summer there will be a second season of anime and a live-action series on television. I hope you continue to support me».
Kanojo, Okarishimasu

Reiji Miyajima manga publication began through the magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in July 2017. The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by studios TMSEntertainmentunder the direction of Kazuomi Kōga and scripts written by Mitsutaka Hirotapremiered in July 2020. A second season is currently airing in Japan.

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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