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Rent-A-Girlfriend Live-Action TV Series Unveils Key Art, New Cast Member

Rent-A-Girlfriend Live-Action TV Series Unveils Key Art, New Cast MemberBack in May, we learned that Rent-A-Girlfriend, the manga-turned-anime from Reiji Miyajima, is set to get a live-action TV adaptation.

Now we’ve got some new deets and key art for the series.

The show will start airing in Japan on July 2.

We previous learned that Kazuya Kinoshita will be played by Ryusei Onishi, a member of idol group Naniwa Danshi. Chizuru Mizuhara will be played by Hiyori Sakurada, who appeared in the live-action Tokyo Ghoul film.

Today’s new cast announcement is that Aika Sawaguchi will play Sumi Sakurasawa.

It’s also got:

Shiori Akita as Mami Nanami
Hana Kino as Nagomi Kinoshita
Mayumi Asaka as Sayuri
Kaoru Noguchi as Harumi Kinoshita
Mio Kudo as Ruka Sarashina

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…

Source: Otakomu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.