10 Best Episodes of Rent-a-Girlfriend

In today’s Japan, "rental" services can deliver an afternoon with a "friend," a "parent," even a fake girlfriend! Kinoshita Kazuya is a 20-year-old failure of a college student. He managed to kiss his girlfriend once, but was dumped after a month. Completely spiteful, Kazuya gets just desperate enough to give it a try. But he quickly discovers how complicated it can be to "rent" an emotional connection… and his new "girlfriend," Mizuhara Chizuru, who’s trying to keep her side hustle secret, will panic when she finds out her real life and Kazuya’s are intertwined in surprising ways! A reckless rom-com filled with love and excitement is about to begin!

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#1 - Birthday and Girlfriend (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Kazuya tries to clear the misunderstanding Chizuru is under, all while enlisting Sumi's help to get her a fitting birthday present.

The episode was rated 8.86 from 14 votes.

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#2 - Booze and Girlfriend (Season 2 - Episode 6)



The episode was rated 8.50 from 12 votes.

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#3 - Night and Girlfriend (Season 2 - Episode 4)

Kazuya has barely dealt with the aftermath of Mami's visit when he gets another aggressive visitor!

The episode was rated 8.40 from 20 votes.

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#4 - Provisional Girlfriend and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 7)


While Kazuya desperately tries to get Ruka to promise she won’t reveal his secret, she tells him her own.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 72 votes.

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#5 - Truth and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 11)

On Chizuru's request, Kazuya goes on a practice date with Sumi, another rental girlfriend. Will he actually be able to help her and stay out of trouble while he's at it?

The episode was rated 8.00 from 55 votes.

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#6 - Hot Springs and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 5)


The aftermath of the ferry incident signals a clear shift in Kazuya’s feelings. Meanwhile, there’s a conspiracy brewing at the hot springs inn he and his family decide to visit.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 69 votes.

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#7 - Rent-a-Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Jilted and heartbroken, 20-year-old Kinoshita Kazuya turns to Diamond, a Rent-A-Girlfriend app that leads him to a fateful encounter with Mizuhara Chizuru, one of the talents on offer.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 99 votes.

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#8 - Confession and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 12)


Chizuru and Mami go on an awkward rental date unaware that Kazuya has seen them together. How can Chizuru handle this situation?

The episode was rated 7.90 from 59 votes.

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#9 - Ex-Girlfriend and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Immediately after deciding not to rely on pretend dating anymore, Kazuya is hit with a triple whammy of reveals: Chizuru not only goes to his college but lives next door to him, and his grandmother is coming to visit and wants to see her.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 93 votes.

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#10 - Girlfriend and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Having to spend a night in the same room with Chizuru sends Kazuya’s heart and mind racing. Meanwhile, Kuribayashi Shun has a surprise in store…

The episode was rated 7.80 from 70 votes.

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#11 - Friend and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Mami’s plan comes to a head as Kazuya decides to set the story straight, to mixed reactions.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 81 votes.

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#12 - Dream and Girlfriend (Season 2 - Episode 1)


As Mizuhara looks set to quit the rental girlfriend business, Kazuya goes to watch a play, one that could be pivotal to their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 33 votes.

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#13 - Friend’s Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Kazuya learns that Kuribayashi's been down in the dumps and tries to figure out how he can help him.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 58 votes.

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#14 - Lies and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Ruka is hellbent on knowing the full story behind Kazuya and Chizuru’s relationship, and once she does she decides to take action.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 57 votes.

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#15 - Beach and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Kazuya barely has time to deal with the fallout of the situation in the pub before the gang heads off on a short trip to Izu, where they run into someone unexpected.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 80 votes.

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#16 - The Usual Girlfriend (Season 2 - Episode 2)


As the fallout from the play becomes clear, things go back to normal between Mizuhara and Kazuya, until...?

The episode was rated 7.54 from 28 votes.

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#17 - Christmas and Girlfriend (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Christmas rolls around with Kazuya not having met Chizuru for ages, and he sees something he never wanted to see.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 63 votes.

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#18 - The Return of the Girlfriend (Season 2 - Episode 3)


Mizuhara has lost the key to her apartment and comes to Kazuya for some reason... and she's not the only unexpected visitor!

The episode was rated 7.42 from 26 votes.


Last updated: feb 06, 2023

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