Via his official Twitter account, the author Reiji Miyajima published the cover of the nineteenth compiled volume of the manga Kanojo, Okarishimasu ((Hire a girlfriend), scheduled to launch in Japan on February 17th. The cover shows Chizuru Ichinose.

Miyajima started publishing the manga through the magazine Weekly Shonen Magazine from the publisher Kodansha in July 2017. The publisher published its eighteenth compilation volume in Japan on November 18, and its most recent report found it circulated over 6.3 million copies.

The piece inspired a twelve-episode anime adaptation produced by the studios. TMS Entertainment, Headed by Kazuomi Koga and scripts from Mitsutaka Hirota, released July 2020. Production of a second season has been confirmed.

Synopsis of Kanojo, Okarishimasu

Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20 year old student who has a wonderful friend: the brilliant Mami Nanami. But suddenly not anymore. Without warning, Mommy breaks up with him, leaving him heartbroken and lonely. In order to relieve his pain, he hires a rental friend via an online application. His partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who manages to win Kazuya's affection through her incomparable beauty and sweet demeanor.

But after reading similar experiences from other clients that Chizuru has made, Kazuya is sure that her caring personality and warm smile were just an act of playing with his heart, and he rates her poorly. With difficulty, Chizuru criticizes him for his shameless hypocrisy and reveals his true temperamental personality. However, this one-way exchange is interrupted when Kazuya discovers that his grandmother has collapsed.

They run to the hospital and find Kazuya's grandmother already in good shape. Grandma is confused about Chizuru's presence and asks who this girl could be. Kazuya spontaneously introduces her as his real girlfriend and forces Chizuru to play the role. But how long can this difficult client and reluctant friend go on with their performance if Kazuya is still anchored in Mami?

Source: Official Twitter account

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