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Visual, new/returning staff revealed
The official website for the anime of Reiji Miyajima‘s Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) manga announced on Thursday that the third season will premiere on the Super Animeism block on MBS, TBS, and 26 other affiliates in July. The company also revealed a visual and staff:
Shin’ya Une (Rent-A-Girlfriend episode director) is replacing Kazuomi Koga to direct the new season at TMS Entertainment (in collaboration with Studio Comet). Mitsutaka Hirota (Anime-Gataris, Nanbaka, The Prince of Tennis II) is returning to write the series’ scripts. Kanna Hirayama (Selection Project is again designing the characters. HYADAIN is returning to compose the music. The returning staff also includes sound director Hajime Takakuwa, art director Minoru Akiba, color key artist Fumiko Ishiguro, compositing director of photography Shintaro Sakai , and editor Yumiko Nakaba.
The second season premiered in July 2022. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired.
The first anime season premiered on the Animeism programming block in July 2020 and aired for 12 episodes. Crunchyroll streamed the anime worldwide except in Asia.
Crunchyroll describes the story:
Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. “Ugh… Damn it. I never want to go through that again.”
Completely spiteful, Kazuya uses a certain method to date a girl. He goes to their meeting place and suddenly hears,”You’re Kazuya-kun, right?” A beautiful girl brushing her long, black hair behind her ear was there, smiling at him. Her name was Mizuhara Chizuru. Something real is born after just a single rental! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!
Miyajima launched the manga in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shōnen Magazine in July 2017. The manga’s 30th compiled book volume shipped on Friday. Kodansha USA Publishing is publishing the manga in English.
The manga also inspired a live-action series that premiered in July 2022.
Sources: Rent-A-Girlfriend anime’s website, Nerima Wing cafe’s Twitter account