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Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2: Release Date, Trailer, Plot & News to Know

With Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 set to hit screens in the Summer 2022 lineup, here’s everything fans need to know about the returning rom-com.

The summer 2022 anime season is just about to get underway, including several returning series that many fans are excited to continue with. Rent-a-Girlfriend is among those back for another season, with more fun and exciting rom-com antics with its bubbly cast of characters.

Here’s everything we know so far about Season 2 of Rent-a-Girlfriend, including the release date, official trailer and where fans in North America can tune in to watch.

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In Season 1 of Rent-a-Girlfriend, protagonist Kazuya Kinoshita uses a dating app to rent a girlfriend named Chizuru Mizuhara after his ex-girlfriend, Mami Nanami, breaks up with him. Unsurprisingly, Kazuya’s dating life soon gets complicated when he accidentally introduces Chizuru as his actual girlfriend to his grandmother, which results in the two putting up a fake couple facade in front of Kazuya’s friends and family.

Season 2 will likely see the connection between Kazuya and Chizuru continue to blossom as his genuine feelings for her grow stronger. However, Chizuru reveals a shocking truth that will affect their relationship. There will also be more appearances and storylines for minor but colorful characters like Ruka Sarashina and Sumi Sakurasawa. Ruka is a rental girlfriend from another company, but wants to date Kazuya seriously. Sumi is a newcomer rental girlfriend trying to make her way in the industry.

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The official trailer was released a few weeks ago to get fans excited for Season 2. In the trailer, Kazuya continues to develop his relationships with all four female protagonists. However, there are hints that Kazuya’s situation will grow even more complicated when possible love confessions are made, specifically by Chizuru. The trailer also provides more depth into Chizuru’s character as she reveals why she wants to become an actress.

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 2 will premiere on July 2 in Japan and will be officially released in the West on Crunchyroll with English subtitles and dubbed.

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To get fans hyped for the upcoming Season 2, Rent-a-Girlfriend’s official Twitter account released a new visual poster showcasing the four main female protagonists: Chizuru and Mami are at the center sitting on a box, and Sumi and Ruka are sitting on the ground.

Furthermore, the original voice cast is returning for the upcoming season: Sora Amamiya as Chizuru Mizuhara, Aoi Yuki as Mami Nanami, Nao Toyama as Ruka Sarashina, Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa and Shun Horse as Kazuya Kinoshita. Many of the production crew have also returned, including Kazuomi Koga as director and Hyadain as music composer.

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Season 2 of Rent-a-Girlfriend features two new theme songs. The opening theme will be “Himitsu no Koigokoro” (Secret Love Heart) by CHiCO with HoneyWorks, and the ending theme is “lenai featuring asmi” (Unspeakable) performed by MIMiNARI.

There have also been many teaser trailers and visual posters highlighting the anime’s female characters. In honor of Sumi Sakurasawa’s birthday on March 20, a special character trailer and poster were released. In this special trailer, Sumi appears to have a more prominent role this season, where she spends more time with Kazuya.

Ederlyn Peralta is an Anime & Manga Features Writer for CBR. She has an MA in Comparative Literature from San Francisco State University and a BA in Japanese from UC Berkeley. She spends her time playing with tarot cards, collecting crystals, and consuming too much pop culture entertainment. She runs a personal blog and you can find her on Twitter @lynlynsays.

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