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?
Synonyms: Kanojo, Okarishimasu, I’d like to Borrow a Girlfriend, Kanokari
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020
Premiered: Summer 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:25 (JST)
Producers: Mainichi Broadcasting System, Kodansha, DMM pictures, DMM Music
Licensors: None found
Studios: TMS Entertainment
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older