Kanojo, Okarishimasu


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: I'd like to Borrow a Girlfriend, Kanokari
Japanese: 彼女、お借りします
English: Rent-a-Girlfriend
German: Rent-a-Girlfriend
Spanish: Rent-a-Girlfriend
French: Rent-a-Girlfriend
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020
Premiered: Summer 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HaremHarem
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 611101611,101 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40422
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #159
Members: 957,558
Favorites: 8,270

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Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the bright and sunny Mami Nanami. But suddenly, he doesn't. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him utterly heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to soothe the pain, he hires a rental girlfriend through an online app. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her unparalleled beauty and cute demeanor, manages to gain Kazuya's affection.

But after reading similar experiences other customers had had with Chizuru, Kazuya believes her warm smile and caring personality were all just an act to toy with his heart, and he rates her poorly. Aggravated, Chizuru lambastes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing her true pert and hot-tempered self. This one-sided exchange is cut short, however, when Kazuya finds out that his grandmother has collapsed.

They dash toward the hospital and find Kazuya's grandmother already in good condition. Baffled by Chizuru's presence, she asks who this girl might be. On impulse, Kazuya promptly declares that they are lovers, forcing Chizuru to play the part. But with Kazuya still hung up on his previous relationship with Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up their act?

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Opening Theme

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"Centimeter (センチメートル)" by the peggies

Ending Theme

1: "Centimeter (センチメートル)" by the peggies (eps 1, 12)
2: "Kokuhaku Bungee Jump (告白バンジージャンプ)" by halca (eps 2-6, 8-11)
3: "First Drop" by halca (eps 7)


Nov 29, 2023
Rent-A-Girlfriend is a comedy series centered around a college student named Kazuya who is going through a rough patch after breaking up with his girlfriend, Mami. To alleviate his loneliness and depression, he decides to rent a girlfriend. As fate would have it, he ends up introducing his rental girlfriend, Chizuru, to his grandmother, who becomes enamored with the young woman. To keep up appearances, Kazuya and Chizuru continue to pretend to date. Despite being paid for her services, Chizuru agrees to help Kazuya gain confidence until he finds a real girlfriend.

The show capitalizes on its improbable premise to incorporate various tropes, including Christmas, ...
Aug 29, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This one's a bit of a headscratcher. I was discussing the anti-popularity of the series with my girlfriend and we couldn't come up with a solid reason why 'Rent-a-Girlfriend' gets SO MUCH flak.

Don't get me wrong - it's a flawed and rather generic series. The characters are meh, the visuals are great, and the premise is just alright with its edginess. 'Rent-a-Girlfriend' can be summarized as a gorgeously animated rom-com with a shitload of clichés, chronically dumb characters, and rather cheap drama.

That applies to so many other series, though. And by some law of contradictions, it's exactly these hilariously bad aspects that make the series ...
Nov 25, 2023
This is a show I get surprisingly passionate about. I honestly thought about putting it higher simply because of how much of a reaction I get out of watching it. Unlike many other shows on this list, it’s not boring and there was never a dull moment. I wouldn’t say I was invested in it, but it always had my full attention when watching it and I plan to continue watching it because of masochism or something idk. That being said, what sounds like a complement in actuality is what I hate most about this show. This is a dumpster fire that I simply cannot ...

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