The Crunchyroll platform shared a comment made by the author of the Kanojo manga, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend), Reiji Miyajima, before his nomination in the fifth edition of the Anime Awards. It should be remembered that the character Chizuru Ichinose is nominated for "Best Female Character", while the duo Chizuru & Kazuya is nominated for "Best Couple".
“I am honored that Kanojo, Okarishimasu is nominated in two categories. The fact that Chizuru, who is full of qualities that I consider make her the "ideal girlfriend", as well as her relationship with Kazuya that I consider to be the "ideal couple" resonated with many people around the world, which made me very happy. I hope my children (referring to their created characters) continue to make great strides, ”wrote the author.
Miyajima began publishing the manga through Kodansha publisher's Weekly Shonen Magazine in July 2017. The publisher published the eighteenth compiled volume on November 17 in Japan, and its most current report indicated that it had exceeded 6.3 million copies in circulation.
The play inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment Studios, directed by Kazuomi Koga and scripts written by Mitsutaka Hirota, released in July 2020. Production for a second season is confirmed.
Synopsis of Kanojo, Okarishimasu
Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the brilliant Mami Nanami. But suddenly, not anymore. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to ease his pain, he hires a rented girlfriend through an online application. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her incomparable beauty and cute demeanor, manages to win Kazuya's affection.But after reading similar experiences from other clients Chizuru had had, Kazuya is sure that her caring personality and warmth smiles were just an act to play with her heart, and she rates it badly. Aggravated, Chizuru criticizes him for her shameless hypocrisy, revealing her true temperal personality. However, this one-sided exchange is interrupted when Kazuya discovers that his grandmother has collapsed. They rush to the hospital and find Kazuya's grandmother already in good condition. Puzzled by Chizuru's presence, Grandma asks who this girl could be. On impulse, Kazuya introduces her as her real girlfriend, forcing Chizuru to play the role of her. But with Kazuya still anchored to Mami, how long can this difficult client and the reluctant rental girlfriend be able to carry on with his performance?
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