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RENT A GIRLFRIEND: LOVE, GROWTH AND A LOT OF COMEDY

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. I don’t really watch anime or anything that focuces on romance because I feel it doesn’t click with me but after watching this one I think I’ll be diving more into the romance genre. Fair warning I’m going to spoil the first episode here.

The story is basically about a college student named Kazuya who gets dumped by his girlfriend Mami after a month of dating. That desperation leads him to visit a site that lets anyone rent a girlfriend. Out of desperation Kazuya pushes the button and meets Mizuhara Chizuru as his date who is extremely pretty (or as Kazuya would put it an S level hottie) and way out of his league. After an initial date Kazuya decides to rent Chizuru again only to make her meet his family. Comedic events erupt as Kazuya’s grandmother begins shedding tears of joy on seeing Chizuru. Later on it is revealed that Kazuya’s grandmother is friends with Chizuru’s grandmother and Chizuru can’t tell her grandmother about her job. To cover up their lie Kazuya and Chizuru decide to pretend to be dating infront of their families. This leads to a lot of comedic events as Kazuya getting in more trouble. Eventually more girls get involved which include Kazuya’s ex Mami, Surashina Ruka and shy girl Sumi Sakurasawa.

The lies that Kazuya tells to his family and friends lead him to getting into deeper and deeper trouble and develop his relationship with Chizuru. The show shows how the struggle of keeping up appearances leads people to ruin. The show also dives into the themes of love (Obviously) and what it truly means to love someone. It also shows Kazuya growing from a total to wimp to somewhat of a less wimp. There aren’t drastic changes in him but eventually after doing a lot of stupid things he tries to fix things and mans up. Though Kazuya is shown to be extremely stupid in the show and be a regular at jumping to conclusions without getting the whole story we later see that Kazuya actually cares for his friends and if times get desperate he will stand up for his friends or rental girlfriend. The show isn’t that deep until the later parts of the show as the beginning focuses on comedy and Kazuya getting into trouble by showing off. There is some adult humour as well with Kazuya being a pervert at times and ranking girls as ‘a hottie on equal footing with Chizuru’. The show sets up things for disaster one after the other perfectly without any irrationality. The perfect writing helps show that any of the girls involved are not there ‘just cause’ but they actually have a reason for being there.

The thing that the show focuses most on is ‘What it truly means to love someone’. I’m not experienced in love so all I’m going to say about that is love is something that comes natural to the person and it’s when you’re with a person and you want to grow together and face challenges together. The relationship between Chizuru and Kazuya shows exactly that as they both deal with the troubles that they get into together and due to her compassionate nature Chizuru doesn’t leave Kazuya though she very well could. It could be said that the 2 fall in love without realizing it though Kazuya later on does search his feelings and sees that he actually is falling for Chizuru thus giving the show a forbidden love kind of vibe too.

The ending of the anime is good enough I already knew there would be a season 2 so I wasn’t expecting much but there but the ending really is good. I would have preferred if they let it stay till the part before the post credits scene because that’s what I liked but then they extended it and it turned out to be better than ever. The ending just shows that there is more to come because obviously Kazuya’s story isn’t coming to an end anytime soon with all the mess that he is in. The ending also puts stress on life moves on and I suppose that season 2 will be on a more serious note than season 1 because of the tone that they set at the end. I’m fairly excited for season 2, let me know in my DM who you think the best girl was in the show.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 18 year old teen who has a passion for writing and loves anime.

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