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
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.301 (scored by 439329439,329 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24242
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #188
Members: 729,382
Favorites: 7,283

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Koga, Kazuomi
Takakuwa, Hajime
Sound Director
Yamada, Taku
Episode Director
the peggies
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"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)

Sep 25, 2020
Stark700 (All reviews)
If there’s one anime character this year that I want to punch, one character that I want to throw off a bridge, or one character that I simply want to say ‘you’re pathetic’ to their face, it would be Kazuya Kinoshita.

Imagine living in your neighborhood and all of a certain, there’s a hot girl living right next door to you. What’s the first thing you’d say to her? For Kazuya, his first conversation with Chizuru Mizuhara doesn’t exactly go his way. He’s far from an alpha male and his social experience is far from his set of skills. In fact, his girlfriend Mami even dumped read more
Sep 25, 2020
DannyTheDonkey (All reviews)
Despite its somewhat Kooky Premise, Kano Kari is an anime that we already seen a number of times before: the story of the budding and slowly progressing harem series between sad sack losers surrounded by ideal female typecast, with all the obligatory comedy and erotic scene that is only very rarely funny that we've come to expect of such a story.

Things are bizarre and uncomfortable from the start. Most of it comes down the plot being mostly coincidence based and so stupid; where everything is just small world with Kazuya and his rental girlfriend Chizuru; from enrolled in the same campus, to living in read more
Sep 25, 2020
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
Look, I like a lot stuff that most people would consider trash. Some of the many 10s I've given out have gone to series that most of MAL, reddit and the rest of the anime community brushed off as bad. I'm easy to please. So when something doesn't please me, it's gotta be subterranean level garbage. That's what KanoKari is. At least in this first season, I've not read the manga so I can't comment on the MC's eventual development blah blah. What I can comment on is the absolute dumpster fire of a first season that this show got. The only. And I mean read more
Sep 25, 2020
NotCat (All reviews)
Japan is weird. You can rent dads, mothers, children, even a girlfriend. When Kazuya's love rejects him, he is just as desperate to try the service. Good for him, the girlfriend he hires is very cute, but he wants to hide his relationship from his acquaintances. Too bad, his new girlfriend goes to his university, their grandmothers are good friends, and they are neighbors. Kazuya also finds out that his new girlfriend is not as sweet as in the real life. How will their romance turn out?

Rent A Girlfriend has been on my radar for a while, since the storyline alone was enough to make read more


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