Rent-A-Girlfriend, also known as Kanokari (Kanojo, Okarishimasu), Season 3 has been confirmed to premiere in July of this year. TMS Entertainment, the studio behind the previous seasons, will be returning to animate the upcoming season, as announced alongside a teaser visual that features the four primary female characters. Fans can now look forward to another season of the popular rom-com anime series.
Background and Popularity
Rent-A-Girlfriend is based on a manga by Reiji Miyajima, which is published in English by Kodansha. The first two seasons of the anime adaptation were well-received and gained popularity among fans of the rom-com genre. The first season aired from July to September 2020, while the second season aired from July to September 2022. In total, the first two seasons consisted of 24 episodes.
Staff and Cast
The upcoming third season of Rent-A-Girlfriend, which was announced in September of last year, will be directed by Shin’ya Une. The rest of the staff includes:
- Series Composition: Mitsutaka Hirota
- Character Design: Kanna Hirayama
- Music: Hyadain (Kenichi Maeyamada)
- Sound Director: Hajime Takakuwa
- Art Director: Minoru Akiba
- Photography Director: Shintaro Sakai
Rent-A-Girlfriend is based on a manga by Reiji Miyajima, which is published in English by Kodansha. The plot, as described by the publisher, is:
In today’s Japan, “rental” services can deliver an afternoon with a “friend,” a “parent,” even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection, and his new “girlfriend,” who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too… It’s sweet but naïve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!
The main cast of Rent-a-Girlfriend is:
- Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita
- Sora Amamiya as Chizuru
- Rie Takahashi as Sumi
- Nao Toyama as Ruka
- Aoi Yuki as Mami