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Season 3 of Rent-A-Girlfriend Anime Premieres July 7th
The production team behind the anime adaptation of Reiji Miyajima's manga series, Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu), has unveiled details about the upcoming third season. The new season will debut on July 7 as part of the Super Animeism block on MBS, TBS, and various other affiliates worldwide, excluding Asia. The popular streaming platform Crunchyroll will also stream the season globally.
The third season will feature the returning cast, including Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita, Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara, Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa, Aoi Yūki as Mami Nanami, Nao Tōyama as Ruka Sarashina, and Yū Serizawa as Mini Yaemori, a cosplayer who attends the same university as Kazuya and Chizuru.
Notably, there will be a change in the director for the new season, with Shin'ya Une taking over from Kazuomi Koga. TMS Entertainment, in collaboration with Studio Comet, will produce the season. Mitsutaka Hirota will return as the scriptwriter, Kanna Hirayama will handle character design, and HYADAIN will compose the music. The returning staff members also include:
Sound director Hajime Takakuwa.
Art director Minoru Akiba.
Color key artist Fumiko Ishiguro.
Compositing director of photography Shintaro Sakai.
Editor Yumiko Nakaba.
The second season premiered in July 2022, and Crunchyroll streamed it while it aired. The anime's first season debuted in July 2020 and consisted of 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the series worldwide, excluding Asia. The story revolves around Kazuya Kinoshita, a 20-year-old college student who, after experiencing a breakup, decides to rent a girlfriend using a specific method. However, his life turns unexpectedly when he encounters Mizuhara Chizuru, a beautiful girl who becomes more than just a rented companion. The anime is a romantic comedy brimming with love and excitement.
Rent-A-Girlfriend manga initially appeared in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine in July 2017. The manga's 30th volume was released on February 17 and is available in English through Kodansha USA Publishing. Additionally, the manga has inspired a live-action series that premiered on July 2.