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Rent A Girlfriend Cast and Character Guide

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A guide for the Crunchyroll series “Rent A Girlfriend,” that notes cast members, information about their character, and other details about the show.


Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

Kazuya Kinoshita (Horie Shun)

Kazuya (Horie Shun) walking to class.
Kazuya (Horie Shun)

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 1 “Rent-a-Girlfriend”

Brief Introduction

20-year-old Kazuya begins the series with getting dumped after dating his ex for only a month. This sends him into a dark place for relationships have consistently evaded him, and with most of his family treating him as a bit of a failure, this hurts. Add in he wants his grandmother to see him happy with someone before he dies, losing Mami made him desperate enough to rent a girlfriend.

Additional Information About Kazuya

  • S1E1: He is a first-year student at a college in Tokyo after taking a gap year.
    • He is a virgin

Quotes


Chizuru Mizuhara (Amamiya Sora)

Chizuru (Amamiya Sora) saying goodbye to Kazuya
Chizuru (Amamiya Sora)

First Noted In – Season 1 Episode 1 “Rent-a-Girlfriend”

Brief Introduction

For reasons not revealed in the series premiere, Chizuru in a rent a girlfriend, and a popular one at that. Likely due to her learning from the guy after each and every date to further be ideal. However, when Kazuya makes her job hard, she reveals a less than soft and friendly side to herself which is a complete opposite of who she is while on the job.

Additional Information About Chizuru

  • Season 1: Sometimes uses her grandmother’s last name Ichinose rather than Mizuhara.
  • The Reason She Is A Rental Girlfriend (1.8): Chizuru is an aspiring actress and considering acting school costs money, pretending to be people’s girlfriends has been her means of gaining experience.
  • Is 19 years old (Source: 1.11)

Quotes

Mami (Yuuki Aoi)

Mami (Yuuki Aoi) with a deadly expression on her face.
Mami (Yuuki Aoi)

Character Introduction

First Appears In – Season 1 Episode 2 “Ex-Girlfriend and Girlfriend”

Mami is Kazuya’s ex-girlfriend who seemingly isn’t very happy with the fact he moved on and has a new girlfriend. Now, as for why she broke up with him if she has feelings for him, or why she hates that he moved on? That isn’t presented when we first meet her. All that we know is that there is this sugar sweet side to her and then this blank, almost threatening side, as pictured above.

Additional Information About Mami

  • S1E3: Notes she felt Kazuya was kind of pervy, but if they had a kid, they would be named Maya. Also, she wanted enough kids to fill up a soccer scene.

Quotes

Grandma Kinoshita (Nozawa Yukari)

Grandma Kinoshita (Nozawa Yukari) in her hospital room.
Grandma Kinoshita (Nozawa Yukari)

Character Introduction

First Appears In – Season 1 Episode 2 “Ex-Girlfriend and Girlfriend”

Kazuya’s grandmother who he loves dearly but, like his parents, doesn’t necessarily have a lot of faith in him. Which makes the arrival of Mizuhara and believing that’s his girlfriend something which brings her to tears.

Additional Information About Grandma Kinoshita

  • S1E5: Notes it’s the day her husband died.

Quotes


Kibe (Akasaka Masayuki)

Kibe (Akasaka Masayuki) after fighting with Kazuya.
Kibe (Akasaka Masayuki)

First Noted: Season 1 Episode 5 “Hot Springs and Girlfriend”

Kazuya’s childhood friend who notes Kazuya has always been stupidly optimistic. Yet, because he doesn’t want Kazuya’s positivity to die out, he is very protective of him and steps in when he feels the need to.

Additional Information About Kibe

Quotes


Sayutaso (Sadaoka Sayuri)

Nagomin and Sayutaso (Sadaoka Sayuri) reveling in their ill intentions.
Nagomin and Sayutaso (Sadaoka Sayuri)

First Noted: Season 1 Episode 5 “Hot Springs and Girlfriend”

Chizuru’s grandmother, and Nagomin’s best friend, who hopes to connect her granddaughter to Nagomin’s grandson to become family.

Additional Information About Sayutaso

  • S1E5: Around this time she has just gotten out of the hospital like Nagomin, where she was getting around in a wheelchair.

Quotes


Kuri (Kajiwara Gakuto)

Kuri (Kajiwara Gakuto) talking about how he got a woman.
Kuri (Kajiwara Gakuto)

One of Kazuya’s friends who also uses a rental girlfriend process.

Additional Information About Kuri

Quotes & Gifs


Ruka (Touyama Nao)

Ruka (Touyama Nao) before asking Mizuhara if she is a rent a girlfriend?
Ruka (Touyama Nao)

Formerly Ruka’s rental girlfriend, until she blackmails herself into being Kazuya’s.

Additional Information About Ruka

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 6
  • BPM (1.7): It’s revealed Ruka has a heart condition and part of the reason she joined the rental girlfriend company she did was to find someone who gets her heartbeat up to 90 BPM. Most people are under 80 but Kazuya is different.

Quotes & Gifs


Umi (TBD)

Umi fixing himself up in the bathroom.

Umi is an actor who acts as one of Chizuru’s mentors.

Additional Information About Umi

Quotes & Gifs

Sakurawawa Sumi (Takahashi Rie)

Sakurawawa Sumi (Takahashi Rie) looking off to the side.
Sakurawawa Sumi (Takahashi Rie)

The third rental girlfriend that Kazuya meets, but this one he meets through Chizuru since she is not only new to the rental girlfriend industry but incredibly shy.

Additional Information About Sumi

Quotes & Gifs


General Information

Title Card - Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 1 Episode 1 Rent-a-Girlfriend

Creator(s)Miyajima Reiji
First Aired (Crunchyroll)7/11/2020

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Notable Episodes

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Notable Locations

  • Itabashi Third Hospital (S1E1): The place where Chizuru and Kazuya’s grandmother are.

Terms To Know

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Other Noteworthy Information

  • Time Length (1.12): A whole year passed in season 1

Where To Watch

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