Having read through 25 chapters of this manga, I think you should give this manga a shot.
(*After a year, this manga is still pretty decent, and the Mangaka is actually a genius in his own way.)
After reading the reviews on this page so far, I STRONGLY DISAGREE with the fact that you should reject this manga with first five chapters. In fact, readers should decide after reading the first SIX chapters. (*still holds true)
The reason why six chapters instead of five is because it is the first time that we can see why this particular main male character’s (Kinoshita Kazuya)
is our main character.
Yes, in the beginning, Kazuya can be perceived as pathetic. But, having read so many volumes of manga. Each new manga always tries to develop its core characters in order to have a story to tell!! For this particular manga. The sixth chapter is the moment when you can make your judgment about Kazuya being “Real” pathetic or “Not really” pathetic. Know what? He will continue on to learn from his experience and man up ;)
Story: 8 -> *9
*It is a classical harem and the story is still going smoothly with the same amount of blushes~ Since it is a normal romance comedy, I decided to give it an 8 in the past. But, the term for “rental girlfriend” was first introduced to me through this manga back in the end of 2017. Thus, I want to give a +1 for the innovative story setup.
Art: 8 -> *10
The backgrounds are pretty basic due to school, street, restaurant settings (-3). But, the main female character is super cute (+1)
*Things has definitely changed between 70 chapters, backgrounds are becoming more and more detailed while more cute girls are popping off!! x) Thus, with a 10
Character: 8 -> *8
*My boy, Kazuya, is still growing up while knowingly or unknowingly creating a harem (as expected).
Chizuru -> main female MC
Mami -> Kazuya’s ex
While reading through some chapter, some people are still commenting on how “pathetic” Kazuya is. From my standpoint, Kazuya’s actions are important and are supposed to happen in those ways because the mangaka was trying is to set up a potentially “real-life” ish character.
If you have seen youtube videos regarding topics why there are actually men renting out girls as “pseudo-girlfriends”, you will realize that most of those men’s characteristics are shy, unexpressive, and lack self-esteem in front of “real” girls in the most case. That is why they want to rent those girls to help them out.
Thus, if you are to look at Kazuya’s case, he seems to be those kinds of guys who seem to be intimidated or indecisive during events when he felt the relationship pressure (seemingly as if Mangaka set him up as a potential person who will actually use the rental girlfriend site in real life). Thats’ alright though, as Kazuya is actually improving, understanding what he wants, and knowing how he should act as the story progresses. Most importantly, he has the right characteristics such as being kind and gentleman-like to be a good MC.
The character setups are just as expected for a harem manga, that is why I give it a relative high score for fulfilling the category.（8)
Enjoyment: 9 ->*9.5
If a manga gives you laugh, this will be a 10; however, there are occasionally cringy moments (-1)
*Still clicking on every updates whenever I see one! I am getting more and more used to the “cringy” or “unexpected” moments hahaha (-0.5)
Overall: 8 -> *9
Maybe this manga is not a re-read material, but this manga brings joy and occasional good content for males only xD
*Personally, the statement of “not a re-read material” still holds true. Yet, the reason why the score increase to 9 is due to how this story is actually blows my mind if reflect from now. “Rental Girlfriend”, for me, was thought as a concept that only will appear in the story since I read is in the end of 2017; but now, after watching some videos regarding this topic around the mid or the end of last year, I am completely dumbfounded that a concept from the manga actually happens in real life~ It makes me read this manga in a slight different way.
My first ever review on MAL, I decided to let it be for this manga because I would feel pretty damn guilty if I had not.
Story: 4/10, I’m being generous here, since this has the Shounen tag and all, but overall nothing tasteful or worth noticing, and the story progresses in the most riduculous ways.
Art: 6/10, this depends a lot on everyone’s taste, I think the girls are nicely drawn, details are good enough. I would have given a 7 if male characters other than the MC did not look like corrugated sketches that were disposed of by the editor.
Character: 2/10. For me, a
story cannot be good if the characters are not up to par. The reason I gave this double the score I should have, is solely because of Kibe. Calling the MC a piece of shit would be over-complimenting him, this guy makes Yuuki Rito and the senpai from Don’t Bully Me, Nagatoro look like the manliest characters on Earth. For a story and characters built around such an MC, how others managed to cope with his crap never fails to amaze me every chapter. Anyone with the least bit of self-esteem would find it impossible to relate to the MC in any way.
Enjoyment: 2/10. Only the art counts towards this, really.
Overall: 3/10. If you are the type of guy who would punch your best friend in the face for telling you to get over your ex - who everyone (including you) knows is a 2-faced bitch - then you might enjoy this manga.
So there's this new manga that recently caught my attention called "Kanojo, Okarishimasu", or in English: "I Want to Borrow a Girlfriend". What is this about? Quite frankly, it's literally what the title says. The main character is literally paying to be a sugar daddy to set up dates with a girl that sells her time for dating services. Controversial topic? Let's see.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu is a shonen romance manga serialized in one of the most popular shonen manga magazines - Weekly Shonen Magazine. Written and drawn by Reiji Miyajima, it competes directly with other romance titles in the magazine like Domestic Girlfriend, Boarding School Juliet,
and 5-toubun no Hanayome. It sells decently, but not as much as its competitors and I'm sure you can guess why.
Paying for dating and sex services has always been a controversial topic among the dating community. The majority of people hold the firm belief that you can't "pay" for love, which is true, but the reason why these kinks exists is because they are substitutes for real relationships.
Our protagonist, Kazuya Kinoshita is a freshman college student who was recently dumped by his ex. Looking to relieve himself of his breakup, he seeks solace in a rental girlfriend app called "Diamond". There, he comes across one of the top-ranked rental girlfriends named Chizuru Ichinose (she uses a different last name for her Diamond profile for privacy purposes). And the romantic comedy shenanigans go from there.
Frankly, if I were to compare this manga to its competitors, I wouldn't say it's any different. Its romantic tension is derived from ridiculous coincidences that force the two main romantic interests to be in the vicinity of each other, which is what normally captures readers since this is next to improbable in real life. In fact, I would say the closest comparison in my opinion would be Nisekoi - both the romantic love interests are pressured to fake their relationship due to family pressure.
So let's move on to the juicy stuff: the main criticism of this manga. The premise. Kazuya is like any other shonen romance main character; spineless, unmanly, and not willing to take risks which is what makes it easy for the author to continue writing chapters without anything significant happening. However, Kazuya gets a lot more criticism that other main characters not because he's indecisive, but simply because of the fact that the romance revolves around a sugar daddy service. I'm not going to go into depth about the morals of this premise but I will say: if this romance was based off any other setting, it would be much less criticized and more popular.
The reason why I absolutely love this manga though, is because the author had the guts to use a premise that is highly controversial, and create a semi-realistic romance story out of it. Everything in this manga is extremely well done, including the characters and plot contrary to popular belief. If you treat this premise like you're not offended just by the fact that it's controversial, then you will have an insanely fun time reading this if you self-insert as Kazuya.
The story doesn't exactly portray Kazuya as a bad person even though he does stupid things you would expect from a romance lead. He is in fact, quite genuine with what he desires and tries to make things right regardless of the outcome. In fact, he is so relatable if you've been through romantic troubles that it's insanely easy to self-insert into him. The only difference is that he's a realistic protagonist that gets into unrealistic situations, which makes it the perfect story to enjoy as long as you don't have a problem with the premise.
If you would like to read a manga where the setting and characters try to take a risk to do something different, then this is definitely the manga for you. If you like to stick to vanilla manga and don't like reading anything that might offend your morals and values, then don't read this. However I would still like everyone to be more open-minded and give this manga a shot, because you will never discover anything new if you only stick to what you're comfortable with.
This manga is definitely frustrating because you know the thoughts of the characters but can't help but feel helpless when something happens and you're stuck there just reading it what they choose to do in every situation. I highly recommend it because it'll keep you entertained and personally I believe the ecchi tag is almost unwarranted. It's very simple this manga keeps it very close to real life and so there is going to be sexual scenes as the plot advances. I feel like ecchi as a whole get's a lot of hate but this is a manga that shouldn't be glossed over because of
Now for my actual review of it.
The main character starts off as what we believe to be a coward, but if you look beneath that he's just another broken heart-ed kid and if you put yourself in his shoes you'd very clearly see that. The author keeps you intrigued by either the progression of the story or the absolute frustration knowing you can't control what happens next. You just want a single thing to happen and just want it to progress but you keep enduing either the main antagonist or some other series of unfortunate event. Be it the MC's own voice inside his head telling him he's being stupid or something getting in the way. The MC himself isn't weak by any means, I'd argue he's what you would call reliable. He stands up for people when they need it and he sacrifices for the people he loves. This isn't a manga about best girl because he loves them all but from the moment he has a realization there is no wavering as to who he's after. The storyline up to where I've read, which is completely caught up is amazing. I genuinely love reading this and from the last chapter issues we're waiting to see if finally the spark turns into a small flame. This is definitely worth your time to read if you enjoy long, breath holding romances about a college student who's struggling in relationships and his own virginity and sexual fantasies. It isn't crude and it doesn't push the ecchi aspect at all, if it happens, it happens naturally it isn't over the top as some artists would go.
Art: Honestly I've taken like 20 different screensnaps of certain images and scene's to make them into memes because some of the moments in this manga are just great, that aside, while this isn't the manga if you want to see amazing forests and what not. It's still very beautiful, the art is intricate and definitely does the story justice. It doesn't take itself too seriously in some area's either, there are area's where the art get's less intense for comedic value or to stress the mood. Definitely love the way it's drawn.
I'm going to keep following this manga till the end and since a million+ copies have sold, I don't see it ending and hope if it ever does turn into an anime. It gets the justice it deserves. The female character's are beautiful and adorable in their own ways (except one evil person) and as we watch the MC grow as a human being we can't help but smile and see that he's truly becoming the person he wished to become from the beginning. It's a beautiful experience.
This is definitely worth your time to read if you enjoy long, breath holding romances about a college student who's struggling in relationships and his own virginity and sexual fantasies. It isn't crude and it doesn't push the ecchi aspect at all, if it happens, it happens naturally it isn't over the top as some artists would go. The story pushes itself along naturally and we read the next chapter fingers crossed to finally get that long awaited real kiss.
This is an interesting story, Romcom manga with a different presentation from whatever Romcom I met. Maybe most of this is boring manga with MC that isn't instanly likable, but this MC is deeply flawed, relatable, and realistic. He serves to reinforce a compelling story on how an everyman can still a cute GF.
The four girl characters are very convincing.
*Chizuru as the main heroine that is very independent (unlike most cliche heroines very quickly fall in love with MC, whether it's a conversation in their minds or hypocritical) But Chizuru isn't, she really is the perfect heroine in my opinion.
*Ruka is amazing tension from a
compelling antagonist. (She kissed Kazuya without any cue) *o*
*Mami & Sumi is the solution to manga conflict
All of them character descriptions and development are masterfully done through imagery and their actions rather than narration. The development is slow and natural. The character's talent and intelligence are proven on the screen with their action, not just a dramatic long talk or like test scores and trivia pulled from Wikipedia.
The art is very thorough, the background, and the scenery, very detailed.
And finally of course.. Of course! This manga must be an Anime.
*Look at this manga from a different side and you will understand it.
Only a few people can understand this manga so that it can give 10/10.
This review is based on all 36 available RAW chapters at this time.
It is very easy to dismiss the show based on the earliest chapters, especially if you generally don't like the romantic comedy genre in the first place. The characters can be annoying, the lead MC seems like an indecisive whiny jerk, the humor is a bit hit-and-miss... so why would you read this?
In a nutshell: Because the setting (rental girlfriend) is fresh and original, and the storyline is built on bit by bit in a very logical way. The implications of what it actually means to gradually fall in love with a _rental_
girlfriend (hints: it is extra hard on the MC) are developed with great sensitivity and care, in a way that makes sense. As you will see, the show will develop a significant drama element which is generally missing in this genre. Also, developments are permanent - it's not "issue of the week", and then the reset button slapped so that nothing really changes.
+ If you're looking for a romance story with gradual, permanent developments, in a fairly original setting, this is for you.
+ If you're looking for a show with great art (Mizuhara is nothing short of stunning), this is for you.
+ If you enjoy strong-headed characters bickering, compromising and in the end cooperating, this is for you
- If you hate embarrassing situations (like me), you need a tolerance for pain.
- If you're the impatient type or dislike the romcom genre, stay away.
- If you're looking for the next Nisekoi or To-Love-Ru, stay away.
It sure gets my recommendation, and I didn't ever expect to give it when I started reading.
Looks like the author had a sentimental education only through manga.
Male MC is annoying, as well as ALL male characters.
Female characters are unidimensional. I mean Chizuru is a wonderful woman, OK. How can it be possible that she has no boyfriend? At least suitors.
In ONE year? Come on! And the other girls? What do they find in Kazuya?
He is not handsome, he is stupid and he is a complete disaster at almost everything.
The author tries to make up an explanation via Grandmas which is honestly childish and weak.
After 75 chapters it looks like nothing has happened, or to be more correct, the story is
always the same: it rotates around itself with very little development.
I was surprised when it came out that a year has passed within the narration! A year of WHAT?
It is frustrating because the rental girlfriend idea was not so bad.
My initial idea was to score 3/10, but drawing are fine so I gave 4/10
1. Rental Girlfriend as well as the MC (overall rating: 8/10).
2. Ex-girlfriend (overall rating 7.5/10) she has yandere looks, I guess. but still awesome.
3. Trial Girlfriend (The Best girl, cheerful, care, and pretty. Therefore, I give it 9.5/10)
4. Practice Girlfriend (Cute girl = 8/10)
I do hope that MC end up with the trial girlfriend because she can make the readers feel goosebumps and sometimes heartwarming. But, obviously I know the MC is going to choose the female MC (rental girlfriend one) eventually. Still, I want to know the progress of trial girlfriend (Ruka).
the story is awesome so far (after reading
Highly recommended for those who are single :').
Each chapter got alot of pages, each month around 2-3 chapters. THIS MANGA HELLA GOOD, TAKE A SHOT OF IT. Got 4 waifu, you will so damn confus to think which one is the best. I wish i could vote 999999 time for this manga. READ IT AND VOTE FOR THIS MANGA FOR 10.
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I've a fondness for stories staged in university. They allow for a more proactive protagonist, a character with a bit more wit and charm that can better explore the space. It opens avenues for more genuine character growth while exploring a setting many associate with evolution and anxiety. It's a chance for an author to write in their own struggles and entrance the reader with drama and tension.
Kanojo, Okarishimasu does none of this. The opening I will admit is fairly strong. Your typical nervous freshman self insert is trying to get a leg up in the world by furthering his education. He's
new and alone to a world he's unprepared for. It hints at a story of growth and self actualization. But is a bad tell of the actual narrative being woven.
This work is exactly what you don't want it to be, an drawn out melodrama between the two main characters. Kazuya: a spaghetti monster poorly disguising himself as human. Who spends his free time lusting after girls who have turned him down, while blowing his parents money.
I'm not sure if you are suppose to relate to him. The author must genuinely believes he has some relatable quality, I've just no idea what it is. His plights are all self inflicted draaaaaaaaaawn out misunderstandings at best, and legitimately aneurysm inducing destructive judgements at worst. It's gotten so bad in the chapters that the author has to make other characters infuriatingly stupid to bend around our protagonists idiotic bumbling.
The other main character/ love interest is Chizuru, a well drawn but poorly written upperclassman. She's wears two masks: one for her work as a soft core escort, and her more serious one for dealing with classes and idiots like Kazuya. Did I mention he stalks her? He does, to a very disturbing degree. Which I can't figure out why. As shes actively rejects him. Her only interesting quality is her ability to disguise herself by changing her makeup and/or hairstyle. And yes, this ability is played as a straight deception. Thus displaying the level of reasoning/critical thinking/intellect the cast in the show has – None.
At this point I'm not even reading it for the story. Why would I? The author doesn't care, why should I. I'm reading for the hopes of a tragic ending.
The panels read adequately well, and the dialogues is passable. The art is average usually, but sometimes dips lower for unexplained reasons.
I'd recommend skipping this series, it's not worth the time spent on it.
Hello, fellow users of MAL, this may very well be my first and last written review ever on any platform ever. Though this review will not be like the rest or what you are regularly used to reading or seeking but as someone who enjoys this manga, I still wanted to share my thoughts on this manga. So without further ado, lets get in.
The story: (not up to date)
It is something I've never even thought about or had heard of in both worlds of manga or reality. The idea of a rental girlfriend has never crossed my mind and I feel the
way that the author presents is quite beautiful. From the fantasy of wanting/having a cute wholesome girlfriend to facing possible outcomes in the real world of lying to your friends and family, is truly breathtaking and heart-racing to the point where you'll never stop reading and keep wanting to read more and haven't noticed you've been holding in your breath until minutes have gone by.
Now I probably won't be the first to mention this but, the author does a good job making you feel, understand, and sympathize with not only the dilemmas the character face but the characters themselves. The reason why these characters are so good is because we can at least relate to one of them in at least one way or another. Whether it be experiencing love, going through a break-up, trying to find new love, not wanting to lose more than you already have, keeping a strong front when you hurting, etc. Having experienced at least one of these and watching the character go through it truly brings you to like the character that much more or at least see them in a new perspective.
I don't have much to say other then its cute and clean and also VERY VERY VERY interesting...
This is truly a joyful and wonderful read. After having read one of the chapter, I thought I would get goosebumps of how good it was but I didn't. What I got in return was warmth that I felt in my heart. It's been so long since I've felt and heard my own heartbeat so loud out of enjoyment. With that being said, I hope that you all take this review not simply as one that just lists out all the pros and cons but one that convinces you to give it a chance and read it.
Almost everything in this manga is caused by the main character lying for no reason at all. The shitstorm could've ended very quickly but Kazuya just lies and makes things worse for no reason. But i guess if Kazuya wasn't a total moron the writer can't profit from this manga. And the story has too much coincidences and that makes it very unrealistic. MC just bumps into someone he knows wherever he goes and they're just there, the writer doesn't even have a good reason why they're at the exact same place at the exact same time.
The only thing good about this.
is a pathological liar that shows zero signs of intelligence, and everyone likes him for it? It's very weird how everyone in this manga seems to love him for no reason at all. The early chapters establish that Kazuya is a loser but forgets about it a few chapters in and suddenly he has a harem, and it makes no sense.
I cringed a lot when i read this. A few chapters were good but the rest is garbage.
The review may contain minor spoilers for the first few arcs.
This is trash. Insultingly bad trash at that.
So, I've started this because I've seen a page of it in a YouTube video, and based on that I thought this is going to be a sassy, funny series. Boy, it's been a while since I've been THAT dead wrong.
Story - 2
As with most romcoms, there's not much of a plot to talk about, it's all about the characters and their interactions (and man, those suck, but we'll get there in a bit). Protagonist gets dumped by his manipulative girlfriend, can't get over her so he uses
one of those rent-a-date services to pretend having an actual girlfriend for a while. After some shenanigans his grandma (who is hospitalized) thinks they are an actual couple, is super happy and the protagonist not wanting to break her heart leads her on.
The two main leads have pretty much no chemistry together even after 10 chapters. The only reason they interact is because of ridiculous coincidences: oh, she just HAPPENS TO attend the same university, just HAPPENS TO literally live next door to the protagonist, just HAPPENS TO visit the same beach at the same time than the protagonist for vacation, etc. You get the idea. Basically the author had to force the two characters into these situations one after the other with no rhyme or reason, or they would want nothing to do anything with each other. All the plot and character-development (what minuscule amount of them we have anyways...) happens through contrived coincidences and forced interactions, which is just bad writing in general.
Art - 6
Ehh, decent I suppose. I can't for the life of me differentiate between the side characters, but the main characters are well drawn and the scenery can be nice every now and then. Nothing to write home about though.
Characters - 1
Characters either don't have personalities to speak of or they are unequivocally pathetic excuses of human beings. So far there are 3 prominent characters: Kazuya (protagonist), Chizuru (the titular rental girl, main female lead) and Mami (Kazuya's ex-gf).
Kazuya is your typical awkward, stupid, perverted, pathetic virgin harem protagonist character with absolutely no unique traits or redeeming characteristics. The only even remotely unusual thing is that he is a university student, not a high school one, not that that changes anything whatsoever. He rents a girlfriend from one of these sugar-daddy services, then gets all pissy when he realizes that she is nice to him out of this being her job and not out of actual feelings (like, duh, dumbass) and that she is just as nice to all the other costumers. when the misunderstanding with the grandma happens, he just runs with a lie and ends up groveling at Chizuru's fate, literally begging her to allow him to rent her again and again to keep up with the ever growing pile of lies, because he cannot grow a backbone and fess up. All the while wasting a fortune on his fake girlfriend, despite not having a job and living off of the money of his parents. A real keeper, this one. Oh, and his interest in romance is skin deep: he is fine with any manipulative, mean girl, as long as she has a smoking hot body.
Chizuru is the girlfriend for rent Kazuya hires. She starts out with this saccharin-sweet, blatantly fake attitude at first, but it doesn't take long for her real personality to show: mean, smug, business-like and bitchy, who, according to her very own statement, is having the time of her life doing her job. Her job, which is basically raking in money by leading on a different creep / loser virgin every day with her faked sweet persona to pump as much money out them for her "services" as possible. Every time she does something nice or uncharacteristically decent with the protagonist and I thought ("okay, so maybe this is where she'll show some positive traits, aside of being a manipulative, mean b****"), the very next chapter always starts out with a protagonist getting a hefty check with several times of her normal fee for being nice, accompanied by an ice-cold, all-business letter. To put it simply, she keeps the protagonist around, because he is an easy cash cow for her who is literally groveling and begging her so to allow him to keep paying quite a bit of money consistently, only so that he wouldn't have to grow a backbone and own up to his shit. The only difference between what she does and a prostitute is that prostitutes at least give actual service, not just fake smiles and false hopes. But I guess that would have been too raunchy for Shounen Weekly.
Momo is very similar to Chizuru in that she puts up this cutesy persona, which the protagonist swallows hook, line and sinker. In reality, she just likes to mess around with guys and then dumping them, but then she gets all jealous and vindictive when she thinks the protagonist is over her and decides to break up their non-existent relationship. Honestly, both her and Chizuru excels and enjoys leading on morons like the protagonist, the only difference is that one does it for money, the other out of sheer vanity. Which is worse, well, I leave that up for your consideration.
All three of them are horrible people and the supposed romance between the two main leads is pathetic and basically non-existent. I suppose, in a way, they deserve each other.
Enjoyment - 2
Reading this is like watching a trainwreck: you know it's horrible, it pisses you off, you know you'll have bad memories of it, but it's still so fascinatingly terrible, that you can't just look away. That's why I might keep up with this one out of bile fascination, because I'm somewhat curious how many more total asspull "coincidences" will it take for the mangaka to try to make some form of chemistry exist in between the two main leads and to, heavens forbid, try to do the impossible and make me not despise them with a passion. It kinda gets close to the "so bad, it's good" territory, though it's mostly just bad.
Overall - 2
Again, trash. Bad writing, tired and unoriginal jokes, terrible characters with zero chemistry... it fails at every aspect.
Don't get me wrong, I know that the characters will eventually be changed into something resembling decent human beings (note that not "developed", but forcefully "changed", because the gap here is way too big for natural character development). As I said, run of the mill garbage so I expect zero originality. At this point I've only read 12 chapters, so these are not spoilers, just my personal guesses, but I'd willing to bet my bottom dollar on them with how predictable these stories are:
- the will they / won't they will go on for a long time, both finding more fun in each other's company, but that won't stop the protagonist from being pathetic or the female lead from fleecing the protagonist for all his worth
- After some time some crisis will come along, that will push the protagonist to come clean, if I'd have to venture a guess, Plot Device Grandma will come down with a serious case of UTDNPC (as in Unidentifiable Terminal Disease of Necessary Plot Contrivance), that's where hospitalizing older parental figures usually go
- this will push Chizuru into facing the feelings she developed for the protagonist by then and after some drawn out bullshit melodrama they will have their happily ever after
- at some point we'll have some family melodrama about Chizuru just pretending to enjoy the constant dating, that she is just really lonely, maybe had some traumatic experience, yadda-yadda, basically some made up nonsense about how she is not as much of a manipulative b**** as she looks and really is an innocent, pure girl at heart (this seems to be a growingly popular genre with the entire "pure gyaru" archetype and all, might as well try to ride the coattails of a trend, not like the mangaka has a single original idea anyway)
- there are going to be random side-girls being attracted to the total failure of a guy the protagonist is for no real reason, because we have to have harem antics and melodrama in a romance story, right? They gonna play up their antics, then get pushed to the sidelines for new ones to replace them once the mangaka runs out of stereotypical jokes to crack at their expense
Again, I don't know any of this at the time of writing this, so these are not spoilers. Still, I'd be genuinely, REALLY surprised if I'd be wrong even on a single point.
Overall, just don't waste your time, not worth it.
This is a manga I really, really want to like. It's got some great and nicely detailed art - at least for the main characters - interesting characters and development, and the story arcs are reasonably interesting in and of themselves.
The problem is the pacing. This could have been a really satisfying short love story if it was paced to end after say 50 chapters. The main premise inserts a level of tension unsuited to a long on-going story and I'm tired of reading the same cycle of drama over and over. it really does seems like the author is being forced to stretch
it out with meaningless drama and character introductions just to fill a slot in the publication, and it's truly unfortunate.
Chapter 73 here.
Well for starters before chapter 20-30 my rating for this was more or less 8 or 9 but due to stretched out series (I can see how author is trying to stretch this series...bad move buster)
At the start it was good it made me my emotions go haywire and overall interested in development.
But at some point i saw this line of rubber bend that started to stretch cliched moments sluggish movement and most of all 0 progress from chapter 5 (exaggerating a bit since MC had some minuscule progress with his life)
Art is good, characters drawings are likeable, background is also not
a cheapo and in some cases is very good, though you can see that author tries to put it in shots of blank background but noticing it is hard when you are engulfed in story.
Well at the very start it was fine and dandy you can see some progress (talking about MC's) but then you start to see stagnation like 2 steps forward 1 back, 2 forward 2 back. Supporting characters are dumb but they seem to have been maturing way faster than main cast though cringy moments still stand. In a few last chapters i finally saw some character progression but due to lack of progression and utter borderline retardness i started to dislike main cast (Over last few chapters I finally started to like MC since he finally had some courage to do some steps)
Well how the f can i enjoy the series when I try to empathize with the story but always stumble upon my thinking process like:c'mon i can think of over 100 ways to get out of this situation to retain my dignity or somewhere along those lines. What i was meaning to say it's hard to enjoy when you have to stumble upon stupidity which in effect throws you out of the "zone" I cannot immerse myself because i am always thrown out by idiocy.
Also there are is light NTR moments (from MC boy) AND I CAN SAY WITH CONFIDENCE THERE WILL BE NTR FROM MC GIRL FOR SURE IN FUTURE. <---Reference for people who read until 73 chapter be ready for NTR FROM HER
6 only because it is shounen and stupidity and shounen are like synonyms. I will still continue to read but i lost enjoyment from reading this pile of rubbish. All in all i would advice you to read it but only if you are ok with stupidity, light NTR and 0 progress in romance from chapter 1 until chapter 73.
MC IS A DUMB F&^ who got 1 million yen and spends his money for renting this specific girl after sometime passes he was becoming short on cash since well he has 0 financial literacy and 0 self dignity so he starts working part time. THIS SPECIFIC RENTED GIRL Is either unbelievably stupid or a master manipulator who sucks our MC financially dry and hey not like MC doesn't have other girls who are willing to commit to serious relationships with him. Also there is a major part of lies it seems that whole series are consisted of lies when there could be 0 if only there was a tincy bit of intelligence but heck no let's lie. This girl isn't a gold digger here but i were to look at this situation in IRL she would be 100% gold digger since MC's behavior and statements have become clear as polished diamond but this girl still plays a girl in denial or disinterest (friendzone BOY)
Thanks for reading! First review and not the last this series made me do something that i was lazy to do for a long time, making a review in order to caution people about this sort of shit.
I think this is like my second review for manga because I'm seriously enjoying this so far! The manga is well thought out and the whole "Rental Girlfriend" thing is a nice thought way of getting turning it into a romance manga. The romance is slow and you'll almost find no extreme romantic moments between the main characters at all which will make you feel all lovey-dovey. As you read on you kinda think "Damn this is gunna turn into a harem" and honestly I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up that way lol. The art isn't over the top amazing but it's
average and the characters are decent with the tsundere towards the beginning and then it slowing down as it goes. I don't know if I'll find myself back reading it after today simply because I'll forget about it because it's not finished.. but I definitely think this manga needs an anime adaptations to top it off.
Having persevered after almost dropping "Kanojo, Okarishimasu", I can say with certainty, "it gets better!". You'll need to trudge through not five, not six, but a little over twelve mediocre/unenjoyable chapters, but assuredly there is good and enjoyable content to be found here. The poor qualities of the main character and those around him, which was the primary detriment to the work, become greatly diminished about a dozen chapters in as they begin to expand and grow and their motivations become more clear.
The art is fairly normal but very attractive and accents the manga nicely.
The story provides the "fake girlfriend" scenario not as
a passing situation, but as it's foundation. Although initially bumpy, it levels out as an enjoyable (though fraught with difficulty) romance with all the misunderstandings and trials you might expect.
This is my first review here, I hope it should be O.K.
At the beginning, the story is so simple, nothing special. A bit boring with main character, Kinoshita Kazuya. However, the storyline still keep some interest from me. Yeah, until the circumstance in the chapter xx.
Unfortunately, the story line is not too hard to predict. I hope I could see more character development. ;)
If you are looking for a good manga, this one is not bad to waste time to read.
Story is the simple one, so 6 is fair.
Art is not bad, although I dont like this style.
Character is quite good, I see some
development from them. 8 is fine.
Enjoyment, be honestly I should give them 8.5 or more. Too early to judge.
I found Kanojo, Okarishimasu, one day when I was scrolling through Manga rock looking for a new romance manga to read. After reading a few chapters, I was hooked. Mainly because it explored an idea in which I have not even thought before reading this manga. The idea of having a "rental girlfriend". Therefore when I began reading this manga, I found it quite interesting.
Likes: I quite liked the development of the main character's personality and his thoughts throughout the manga. In addition, I also quite like his "rental girlfriend"'s personality which is completely opposite to him, highlighting their specific traits and characteristics making
it very enjoyable to read. The main characters simply acted as a foil for each other which I found the writer doing it very effectively.
Dislikes: Although there are many good ideas and concepts in this manga, I sometimes found this manga's storyline to be very generic. This is mainly because of the generic and unoriginal side characters. Although the main characters are great, the side characters I find, lack development and unique characteristics thus making the manga to seem to lack originality.
Conclusion: There is no doubt this is a good manga with an interesting concept/idea and a great main character development. However, it would be better with the side character's development being more emphasized and allowing them to have unique, never seen before, characteristics as right now the plot is leaning towards a quite cliche romance manga.
Nevertheless, if you have spare time and looking for a good romance manga to read, I would recommend definitely.