Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 is set to premiere in July. The second season of the anime premiered in July 2022, while the preceding first season began airing in July 2020. The previous Season 3 date visuals featured main heroine Chizuru Mizuhara and Mami Nanami.
The anime is an adaptation of the romantic comedy manga by Reiji Miyajima, which began in 2017 and has 30 tankoubon volumes as of February 2023. Kodansha describes the manga 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!
Une Shinya (Teasing Master Takagi-san assistant director) is taking over as director from Kazuomi Koga for Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3. Returning are Mitsutaka Hirota as series composer, Kanna Hirayama as character designer, and Kenichi Maeyamada/Hyadain as music composer. Like Season 2, TMS Entertainment is producing with production assistance from Studio Comet.
Meanwhile, the cast includes:
• Shun Horie as Kazuya Kinoshita
• Sora Amamiya as Chizuru
• Aoi Yuuki as Mami
• Nao Touyama as Ruka
• Rie Takahashi as Sumi Sakurasawa
Season 3 will also see the addition of Yuu Serizawa as Mini Yaemori.
The Rent-a-Girlfriend manga is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine and published under the Kodansha Comics label. The series has inspired a Sumi-centric spin-off titled Kanojo, Hitomishirimasu and a 2022 live-action drama.