The official website for the live-action series based on the Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend) Manga, which is written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima, revealed a new promotional image for the project.
The statement also confirmed that the series is scheduled to premiere on July 3, 2022 in Japan.
The statement also confirmed that actress Aika Sawaguchi will play the character Sumi Sakurasawa.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend) Live-Action Cast List
- Ryuusei Oonishi as Kazuya Kinoshita.
- Hiyori Sakurada as Chizuru Mizuhara.
- Aika Sawaguchi as Sumi Sakurasawa
- Hana Kino como as Kinoshita
- Mayumi Asaka as Sayuri Ichinose
- Kaoru Noguchi as Harumi Kinoshita
- Shunya Kaneko as Yoshiaki Kibe
- Kousuke Suzuki as Shun Kuribayashi
- Shiori Akita as Mami Nanami.
- Mio Kudou as Ruka Sarashina
The author, Reiji Miyajima, began publishing the manga through Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine in July 2017.
The work inspired a 12-episode anime adaptation, produced by studio TMS Entertainment, under the direction of Kazuomi Koga and scripts written by Mitsutaka Hirota, released in July 2020. Production of a second season is confirmed, and it is scheduled to premiere in 2020. July 2022.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend) Live-Action Synopsis
Abandoned by his girlfriend, Kazuya Kinoshita, an emotionally shaken student, tries to appease the emptiness in his heart through a girlfriend rented from a mobile app. At first, Chizuru Mizuhara seems like the perfect girl with everything he could ask for: great looks and a cute, caring personality.
Upon seeing mixed opinions on her profile after their first date, and still tormented by their previous relationship, Kazuya believes that Chizuru is just playing with men’s hearts and leaves a negative review. Angry at her client’s disrespect for her, Chizuru reveals her true nature: sassy and moody, the complete opposite of Kazuya’s first impression. At that moment, Kazuya receives news of his grandmother’s collapse and is forced to take Chizuru along with him to the hospital.
Although it doesn’t come off as anything serious, his grandmother is ecstatic that Kazuya has finally found a serious girlfriend, which has always been his wish. Unable to tell the truth, Kazuya and Chizuru are forced into a fake relationship – acting as if they are real boyfriends.