The live-action adaptation of Reiji Miyajima’s Rent-a-Girlfriend manga has another new cast member to reveal this week. The latest to get in on the series is comedian Oideyasu Oda (Birds Without Names), who will play lead character Kazuya’s father, Kazuo Kinoshita.
According to Oda, this will be his first role speaking the standard Japanese dialect of Tokyo, so he wants viewers to watch to see if he can get rid of his Kansai accent in the production.
Prior to this, the live-action series added Aika Sawaguchi as Sumi Sakurasawa. Other cast members include:
- Ryusei Onishi as Kazuya Kinoshita
- Hiyori Sakurada as Chizuru Mizuhara
- Shiori Akita as Mami Nanami
- Hana Kino as Nagomi Kinoshita
- Mayumi Asaka as Sayuri
- Kaoru Noguchi as Harumi Kinoshita
- Mio Kudo as Ruka Sarashina
The show will start airing in Japan on July 2.
Here’s how Kodansha Comics describes the original manga:
You can rent a girlfriend, but can you buy love? Hapless college first-year Kazuya Kinoshita, reeling from a bad breakup, rents a few hours of friendly companionship at the aquarium with the idol-beautiful and polite Chizuru. But rock bottom might be lower than Kazuya thought! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, and to make matters worse, Chizuru is much more than the Pretty Face and sweet demeanor he thought he’d bargained for…