The upcoming live-action TV drama for Rent-A-Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu) has received its main visual, along with a July 2 premiere date. More cast was also revealed, including Sumi’s actress. Daisuke Yamamoto and Kazuki Kon are in charge of the direction, with Kumiko Aso as the scriptwriter and Yuki Munakata as the music composer. Check out the main visual for the show:
From the previously announced cast, Ryusei Onishi will play the main character Kazuya Kinoshita, Hiyori Sakurada will play Chizuru Mizuhara, Shiori Akita will play Mami Nanami and Mio Kudo will play Ruka Sarashina. It was now also announced that Aika Sawaguchi will play Sumi Sakurasawa.
The rest of the Rent-A-Girlfriend live-action TV drama cast includes Hana Kino as Nagomi Kinoshita (Kazuya’s grandmother), Mayumi Asaka as Sayuri (Chizuru’s grandmother), Kaoru Noguchi as Harumi Kinoshita (Kazuya’s mother), Shunya Kaneko as Kibe (Kazuya’s friend) and Kosuke Suzuki as Kuribayashi (Kazuya’s friend). The series will premiere in Japan on the TV Asahi channel on July 2, and it will also stream on the TVer, GYAO!, dTV, and Hulu.
The story is based on the manga by Reiji Miyajima. Kodansha publishes it in English and they describe the plot as:
In today’s Japan, “rental” services can deliver an afternoon with a “friend,” a “parent,” even a fake girlfriend! After a staggering betrayal by his girlfriend, hapless freshman Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to “rent” an emotional connection, and his new “girlfriend,” who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! Family, school, and life all start to go wrong, too… It’s sweet but naïve boy meets cute but ruthless girl in this 21st-century manga rom-com!