On the official website for Rent a Girlfriend (Kanojo, Okarishimasu), the preview images for episode 1 of the show’s season 2 have been released. The episode will premiere on July 1 at 25:25 (effectively July 2) in Japan, while Crunchyroll will stream it for the international fans. You can check out the preview images on the official Twitter account:
Studio TMS Entertainment is returning to animate the sequel, with Kazuomi Kog as director. Reiji Miyajima writes and draws the original manga. Kodansha publishes it in English, and they describe the story:
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!