The official website of Rent a Girlfriend anime revealed preview images, synopsis and the staff involved in Season 2 Episode 1 of the anime on June 29, 2022.
The preview images featured the main characters Chizuru Mizuhara, a teary eyed Kazuya Kinoshita and a shy Sumi Sakurasawa.
The synopsis for Rent a Girlfriend Season 2 Episode 1 (Episode 13), titled ‘Yume to Kano – Yumekano’ is as follows:
“I thought it might be possible for me to be an actress on my own.”
Kazuya Kinoshita, a no-good college student, is on the verge of ruin when Chizuru Mizuhara, who is pretending to be his “girlfriend,” says something to him. Chizuru says that she will quit being a rental girlfriend if the play she is going to perform in as an actress is a success.
When Kazuya sees information about the play, he secretly visits the theater. The curtain rises on a play that will determine his fate.
The first episode will be directed by season director Kazuomi Koga. Mitsutaka Hirota is serving as the scriptwriter and Hirona Hiroyama is the animation director.
The additional cast who will feature in the second season were also revealed.
- Kazu Kinoshita (Kazuya’s Grandma): Yukari Nozawa
- Sayuri Ichinose (Chizuru’s Grandma): Sayuri Sadaoka
- Yoshiaki Kibe: Masayuki Akasaka
- Shun Kuribayashi: Gakuto Kajiwara
The second season of Rent a Girlfriend is being animated by TMS Entertainment and it will air in Japan on July 2, 2022.
Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) is a manga written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine since July 2017. The manga’s chapters have been compiled into twenty-six volumes as of May 2022.
An anime adaptation of the manga by TMS Entertainment aired on July 10, 2020, and had 12 episodes.
The manga is also getting a live action adaptation starring Tokyo Ghoul live action fame Hiyori Sakurada and Naniwa Danshi idol group member Ryusei Onishi.
Source: Official website of Rent a Girlfriend anime.