The manga adaptation is scheduled to broadcast from July 2020
The official website for upcoming TV anime Rent-A-Girlfriend announced on April 26 that they'll be hiring the services of artists the peggies and halca to helm the opening and ending theme for the romantic comedy series. The TMS Entertainment produced TV anime is scheduled to be broadcast in the Animeism block on MBS/TBS on Friday nights from July 2020.
Previously released character trailer:
While the titles for the songs haven't been announced, the peggies ('Stand by me' from Sarazanmai) commented that after they read some of the original manga by Reiji Miyajima, they were "able to sympathize with the clumsiness and innocence of the men and women in love with each other" and that right after they "wanted to Rent-A-Boyfriend" so they spent time looking for services.
Halca ('Sentimental Crisis' from KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR), on the other hand, was "immediately hooked" on Rent-A-Girlfriend after reading the first chapter of the manga and "couldn't put it down," finding the "rental situation" that Chizuru puts herself in "really interesting."
Another previously released character trailer:
The Rent-A-Girlfriend manga is currently being serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shonen Magazine, with an English version licensed by Kodansha Comics. They describe the series as such:
In Japan, the lonely have a new way out — online services that rent out dads, children, even girlfriends! When Kazuya's true love dumps him, he's just desperate enough to try it, and he's shocked at how cute and sweet his rental girlfriend turns out to be. But she wants to keep their "relationship" a secret, and there's a complication... she goes to his university... and their grandmothers are in the same home... and they live next door to each other?! And Kazuya finds out she's not nearly as nice in "real life"...
Rent-A-Girlfriend will be directed by Kazuomi Koga at TMS Entertainment, with character designs from Kanna Hirayama and series composition by Mitsutaka Hirota. The music will be from Hyadain.
Rent-A-Girlfriend will air in the Animeism block on MBS/TBS from July 2020 on Friday nights.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.