Ruka Sarashina from Rent-a-Girfriend (Kanokari) is getting a new figure from the Japanese company Broccoli. Pre-orders for the figure began on June 27, and it will be released in February 2023.
The company is selling the 233mm tall figure for ¥23,100 (around US$170). The 1/7 figure depicts Ruka showing off her heartbeat rate on her smartphone. Fans can also buy a limited edition of the figure with a different smile expression for ¥24,200 (around US$178) exclusively on Broccoli’s online shop.
Rent-a-Girlfriend is coming back for its second season on July 1. TMS Entertainment is animating the series, with Kazuomi Koga directing it. Kanna Hirayama is doing the character designs and Hyadain is composing the music. The anime series has previously released character trailers for its main female characters – including Ruka Sarashina, Sumi Sakurasawa, Mami Nanami, and Chizuru Mizuhara.
TMS Entertainment also animated the first season of the anime adaptation, which had 12 episodes and aired in the summer of 2020.
Rent-a-Girlfriend is based on a manga by Reiji Miyajima. Kodansha publishes the manga in English and describes 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!
Source: Broccoli Co. Official Website
©Reiji Miyajima, Kodansha / “Kanojo, Okarishimasu” Production Committee 2022