Rent a Girlfriend Season 4, when will it happen?
When we hear Harem, comedy, and romance, the first thought that enters most anime fans’ minds is a series wherein the popular guys get all the cute girls through cliché circumstances.
We wouldn’t blame anyone for thinking anything differently as most animes under this genre utilize this trope, and the anime adaption of Reiji Miyajima s’ manga series Rent-a-Girlfriend obliges with the same.
The story follows college student Kazuya Kinoshita, who suffers a breakup with her girlfriend, Mami Nanami, as she meets someone else.
Alone and depressed, Kazuya decides to curb the pain by hiring a rental girlfriend from the online dating app called Diamond.
He hires the most recommended girl named Chizuru Mizuhara, who manages to gain his attention with her unparalleled beauty and cuteness.
While everything looks smooth in the beginning, Kazuya reads about Chizuru’s’ similar experiences with other customers, which frustrates him, and he gives her a one-star rating.
He also complains to her that she fooled him and the whole dating experience was nothing but a charade; however, Chizuru lambasts his nativity for not knowing how a rental girlfriend works.
Their confrontation is cut short when Kazuya finds out that her grandmother has collapsed. The pair rush to the hospital and find out that she is in good condition but notice Chizuru s’ presence.
She asks Kazuya who the young girl is, to which Kazuya declares they are lovers, forcing Chizuru to play her part.
Kazuya’s’ grandmother is smitten with Chizuru, which forces them to keep up the act.
Will the pair maintain the ruse amidst craziness is the central plot of the show.
Although a cliché rom-com, Rent A Girlfriend manages to be a decent watch and garner a sizeable fanbase who, after three seasons, are wondering if a fourth one is on the cards.
To find out the answer, keep scrolling as we bring you all the latest news and updates on Rent A Girlfriend Season 4.
Rent A Girlfriend is rated 7.1/10 and ranked #3492 with 886k members on MyAnimeList
WHAT IS THE RENT A GIRLFRIEND SEASON 3 RELEASE DATE?
Rent A Girlfriend Season one aired from 11th July 2020 to 26th September 2020 for 12 episodes.
The anime was renewed for a second season, which ran from 2nd July 2022 to 17th December 2022 for 12 episodes.
Rent A Girlfriend Season three aired from 8th July 2023 to 30th September 2023 for 12 episodes.
As of writing, there is no update from studio TMS Entertainment on the renewal of Rent a Girlfriend Season 4.
|Rent A Girlfriend Season 1||11th July 2020|
|Rent A Girlfriend Season 2||2nd July 2022|
|Rent A Girlfriend Season 3||8th July 2023|
|Rent A Girlfriend Season 3||Yet to be Announced|
Production studios consider various financial and commercial metrics before announcing a renewal.
Like past installments, Rent a Girlfriend Season 4 was also well-received by anime’s fans.
Financially, the manga surpassed 11 million copies in July 2023, and it’s still in the top 100 bestselling of 2023.
In Japan, anime is used to promote the manga / light novel and not the other way around.
So, because of how well the manga (merchandising from pop-up shops, too) is selling, it would not be a surprise if creators renew for Rent a Girlfriend season 4.
While the reviews, ratings, and profit gains are mostly in favour, a crucial factor for renewal will be the availability of studio and source material.
Studio TMS Entertainment is one of the oldest production houses and has produced animes since the 60s.
Currently, the studio has not announced any projects and is busy airing the new season of Dr. Stone.
The good news is that the manga is ongoing, and there is plenty of source material for the creators to adapt to produce Rent a Girlfriend Season 4.
Additionally, Rent a Girlfriend is a priced asset of TMS Entertainment both commercially and financially, hence, a renewal must be a top priority.
All in All, we can expect Rent a Girlfriend Season 4 trailer and Rent a Girlfriend Season 4 release date by the Summer of 2025.
RENT A GIRLFRIEND SEASON 4 PLOT
In the final episode of Rent a Girlfriend Season 3, “Ideal Girlfriend and Girlfriend”, after Kazuya sees Mizuhara crying, he goes nearer to her expecting to give her a comforting presence.
However, Chizuru rushes to understand that he is drawing nearer and quickly begins acting merry and blissful.
Kazuya realizes she is battling, yet Mizuhara keeps a brave face.
The couple then talks, and he tells her what her ideal sweetheart will be like. According to all that, Kazuya continues to ponder Chizuru the entire time.
After Kazuya states that he would like his sweetheart to have the option to cry before him, Mizuhara finally separates and embraces him.
She sobs until her voice gives out and appears to feel the extent of her misfortune at that point.
The following day, Kazuya has a very befuddled outlook on the earlier evening, which appears to be on the way that he got out whatever he said about the best sweetheart.
As Kazuya is lost in his viewpoints, attempting to sort out what he ought to do, he sees something.
When he goes to one side, he is stunned to find Yaemori sitting close to him.
Incidentally, she entered the condo as the entryway had been open since the earlier evening.
She gets some information about Kazuya’s date with Chizuru and is very glad to discover that the couple went through the entire day together.
Yaemori encourages Kazuya to tell Chizuru his sentiments and ask her out.
However, Kinoshita feels it isn’t a fitting chance to ask something to that effect, as Mizuhara needs consistent reassurance.
At the point when Kazuya is escaping his condo, he is shocked to run into Mizuhara.
He is clashed since he feels that he should give her a comforting presence instead of asking her out.
After reviewing the earlier evening, he will tell her he is there for her.
However, even before he could express his thoughts, Mizuhara removed him.
She instead advises him that the film they made will debut at the impending end of the week.
Chizuru has returned to being unemotional once more and discusses her disarray over the dress she should wear at the event.
After a short conversation, both head back to their condos. Kazuya is stunned since he feels that Chizuru has disregarded the last evening.
In any case, out of nowhere, he has one more thought. He feels that Mizuhara’s tears were all a demonstration.
She has recently told him how she attempts to put her clients first, and Kazuya has referenced that his ideal sweetheart can cry without disgrace before him.
While he is flipping out, Mizuhara sits in the adjoining condo before her granddad and grandma’s photographs.
She converses with them and lets them know that Kazuya isn’t his beau.
This implies that Mizuhara ignored Kazuya’s recommendation and never uncovered Grandma Sayuri reality with regards to their relationship.
She reviews the earlier evening and does not lament crying before him, yet she feels that she is being amateurish.
A couple of days after the fact, the film’s debut went around well, and the crowd seemed to like it.
After the show, the chief discusses to Mizuhara and tells her how Kazuya endeavoured to ensure that the projector arrives at the medical clinic so Grandma Sayuri can watch the film.
Chizuru seems to see the value in how Kazuya has helped him, and they stroll back home together.
Regardless of Yaemori’s demand, Kazuya can’t gather the fortitude to ask Mizuhara out.
Rent a Girlfriend Season 3 covered till Volume 19, which means Rent a Girlfriend Season 4 will begin by adapting volume 20.
RENT A GIRLFRIEND MANGA CATCHUP
Rent A Girlfriend manga is written and illustrated by Reiji Miyajima. It began serialization in Weekly Shonen Magazine on 12th July 2017.
The manga has been collected into 29 volumes, with the latest issue released on 16th December 2022, while volume 23 is scheduled to be released on 17th February 2023.
As of December 2021, Rent A Girlfriend manga has sold over 10 million copies in print and digital.
To celebrate the news, Miyajima released a visual of Chizuru in a dress that would give Kazuya a heart attack if he saw her in it. Miyajima said that it was an illustration that he’s been wanting to draw for a while now.
Rent A Girlfriend manga is rated 6.5/10 and ranked #13797 with 120k members on MyAnimeList
RENT A GIRLFRIEND SEASON 3 CAST, CHARACTER, AND CREW
Rent A Girlfriend anime is directed by Kazuomi Koga with a series composition by Mitsuka Hirota. Characters are designed by Kanna Hirayama, and the music is composed by Hyadain.
Animation is produced by TMS Entertainment, and art direction from Minoru Akiba.
You can find the list of Rent A Girlfriend characters and voice cast:
|Kazuya Kinoshita||Shun Horie|
|Chizuru Mizuhara||Sora Amamiya|
|Mami Nanami||Aoi Yūki|
|Shun Kuribayashi||Gakuto Kajiwara|
|Yoshiaki Kibe||Masayuki Akasaka|
|Ruka Sarashina||Nao Tōyama|
|Sumi Sakurasawa||Rie Takahashi|
|Takeshi Sasano||Takahiro Yoshino|
|Nagomi Kinoshita||Yukari Nozawa|
|Hospital Friend||Akira Kuwabara|
|Miharu Imai||Hisako Tōjō|
|Yoko Shinbo||Hitomi Sasaki|
|Harumi Kinoshita||Miki Natsutani|
|Sayuri Ichinose||Sayuri Sadaoka|
|Kazuo Kinoshita||Yuuki Sanpei|
Considering the popularity and reviews, Rent A Girlfriend Season 4 is a no-brainer and could be renewed sooner than expected.