Summary

Anime coming July 2020! You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Reeling from a bad breakup, Kazuya rents the beautiful, polite Chizuru for a date. But rock bottom might be so much lower than he thought! Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for… 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!

Genre

Shonen

Publisher

Kodansha

Public

New

V9 Rent-A-Girlfriend

New
(1)

After Ruka’s disastrous overnight stay, Mizuhara’s been keeping her distance from Kazuya. The hopeless young man seeks to get back in her good graces by finding the perfect gift for her fast-approaching birthday. However, when the two unexpectedly meet at a drinking party, they’ll have to reconcile quickly to keep their relationship a secret!

V8 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(1)

An unexpected (and chaotic) night with Mizuhara after she loses the key to her apartment leaves Kazuya feeling closer to the rental girlfriend than ever before. So much so that he’s seeing her everywhere he looks! Unfortunately, one of Ruka’s schemes gives Mizuhara the wrong idea about Kazuya’s relationship with the other girl. What’s love without a bit of chaos, right?

V7 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(1)

Mizuhara plans to quit her rental girlfriend job to pursue an acting career, and Kazuya, finally aware of his feelings for her, is left unsure of what to do. Without their pretend relationship, the pair are nothing more than neighbors…right? After taking some time to reflect (and stalking Mizuhara by secretly watching one of her theater performances), Kazuya is ready to let his feelings go. However, a sudden invitation from Mizuhara to spend an off-the-clock evening together throws him for a total loop. Could this be the long-awaited chance to push past the client/rental barrier and become something more?

V6 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(1)

At Mizuhara’s request, Kazuya agrees to go on a “practice date” with Sumi-chan, who’s trying to make it as a rental girlfriend despite her crippling shyness. It’s an opportunity for Sumi-chan to rehearse being social and build some confidence and earning power—or it’s supposed to be, until who should butt in but Mami-chan! And she has a bombshell to drop… A practice date quickly turns into an all-too-real battle!

V5 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(1)

Kazuya Kinoshita—listless, broke college student, rental girlfriend patron, and…boyfriend??? Still reeling from his beachside encounter with Chizuru, Kazuya has been confronted by another rental girlfriend, who quickly becomes ensnared in his dramatic love life after confessing her love for him. After saving Chizuru and seemingly ruining things with Mami, will this new player change the game of love for Kazuya?

V4 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(1)

After an intense trip to the hot springs with his rental girlfriend, things are complicated enough for the still hapless and deeply confused Kazuya, as he finally manages to take some space from Chizuru long enough to get his thoughts together. But a mysterious new figure enters the picture, who seems to know quite a lot about his “romantic” life…

V3 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(1)

Kazuya’s maritime heroics have complicated his decision to completely cut ties with his rental girlfriend, Chizuru. Now the stage is set for a different kind of conversation… Chizuru has always bailed him out of his cowardly ways and awkward encounters, but how will she react after he saves her life?

V2 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(2)

THE GIRLFRIEND RENT-ALITY As Kazuya and his rental girlfriend’s lives become more and more intertwined, their feelings become as complicated as ever. After awkward encounters with their family and friends, who now think they’re really dating, and a heated exchange with Kazuya’s ex, the best thing to keep their relationship “professional” might be taking some time apart–but fate may have other plans…

V1 Rent-A-Girlfriend

(3)

Anime coming July 2020! You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Reeling from a bad breakup, Kazuya rents the beautiful, polite Chizuru for a date. But rock bottom might be so much lower than he thought! Chizuru is much more than the pretty face and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for… 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!