rent-a-girlfriend is a popular anime series in the romantic comedy genre first released in 2020. Written and illustrated by Japanese manga writer Reiji Miyajima, the manga is the main source material of the anime. The anime is animated by TMS Entertainment studio, which is also the studio of the best animes of 2019, such as dr. stone and fruit basket† Licensed by crunchy rolls and thus attracted viewers from all over the world, the anime series was originally broadcast on MBS and TBS. The first season of the anime series, which started on July 11, 2020, consists of a total of 12 episodes, and the fans said goodbye to the series on September 26, 2020 with the episode called “Confession and Girlfriend”. One now wonders whether there is a second season of the series? Let’s memorize the series first and then look at the details of the second season.
What is the storyline of Rent-A-Girlfriend?
Abandoned by his girlfriend, college student Kazuya Kinoshita tries to fill the hole in his heart with a rental girlfriend on a mobile app. At first glance, Chizuru Mizuhara seemed like the kind of perfect girl everyone would want: beautiful and sweet, with a caring personality.
Kazuya, who is still a boy heartbroken by his old relationship, saw ridiculous comments on his profile after the first meeting. He thinks that Chizuru only plays with the emotions of men and gives her a low score. Angered by the lack of respect for him, Chizuru shows his true self: his moody and arrogant self, contrary to Kazuya’s early thoughts. At that moment, Kazuya hears that her grandmother has passed out and goes to the hospital with Chizuru. Actually, there wasn’t much going on.
His grandmother faints when she finds out that Kazuya is finally in a serious relationship, the way she always wanted to. Unable to tell him the truth, Kazuya and Chizuru are forced into a fake relationship – now they have to act like a real couple.
Will there be a second season of the series?
According to the announcement on the show’s official website, the news is good for fans because the team renewed the anime for a second season. This news has been confirmed by the official crunchy rolls and by the Rent A Girlfriend anime team through their Twitter page. The renewal announcement came as the last episode of the first season aired. Many anime don’t get this chance, but we know that TMS is a successful studio in terms of sequels. With the announcement of the second season, special video was also released.
When is the second season of Rent A Girlfriend?
The most curious topic for rent-a-girlfriend, the popular series adapted from Reiji Miyajima’s manga, is when the second season will be released. The announcement of the second season of the anime was made with the finale of the first season, but the new season date was unanswered. Fortunately, according to the statement of February 28, 2021, the anime will be announced again 2022† From December 29, 2021although an exact one Publication date is not given yet, there is little time left for the new season and we will not have to wait like many animes for years. Based on the speculation, the new season of the anime will air in the summer of 2022† Until then, we’ve recommended other much-loved anime in the romantic comedy genre, such as Wotakoi: Love is hard for Otaku and Senryu Girl†
How many seasons can the anime be?
As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, the anime is based on the manga written by Reiji Miyajima. The manga series first appeared in Weekly Shōnen Magazine on July 12, 2017, where many popular manga series such as firepower was published is still ongoing. It’s good news that the series will continue as the main source material of the anime is manga. The longer the manga, the more content can be provided for anime.
At the time of writing, the manga consists of a total of 24 parts and has 211 chapters whose chapters are not yet in volume format. On the other hand, anime covers the first 54 chapters. With a simple ratio, we can say that the anime can be at least 4 seasons. Below you can see a list of which chapters the anime episodes have been modified.
|Episode 1||Chapters 1-2|
|Episode 2||Chapters 2-5|
|Episode 3||Chapters 6-10|
|Episode 4||Chapters 11-14|
|Episode 5||Chapters 14-18|
|Episode 6||Chapters 19-22|
|Episode 7||Chapters 23-28|
|Episode 8||Chapters 28-31|
|Episode 9||Chapters 32-37|
|Episode 10||Chapters 37-41|
|Episode 11||Chapters 41-45, 54|
|Episode 12||Chapters 45-50|
The popularity of the anime
Only really popular animes get approval for the new season. And in terms of popularity, the anime is doing quite well. We will definitely see more seasons if the current popularity is maintained in the new season and further. The anime is official Twitter account is currently followed by 241k people, and animes over 100k are generally considered popular. On the other hand, there are many searches on Google related to Rent A Girlfriend, and the current search volume is higher than Demon Killer and dr. stoneswhich almost every anime lover knows.
2nd season chance of Rent-A-Girlfriend
2022 (expected in summer)
Popularity on Mynanimelist
Popularity on social media
Popularity on Google searches
Above average ratings (7.31 on MA, 7.3 on IMDb)
Enough availability of manga source material
Good Light Novel Sales (8+ million copies in print)
Extra income with video game
Currently no major distributor
No success in disc sales