Renewal status and potential release date for Crunchyroll anime – HITC

The first season of Rent-A-Girlfriend concludes this week, but fans are already wondering when the anime will return for season 2?

Rent-A-Girlfriend has become one of the most popular new series of 2020 and along with fellow originals Tower of God, In/Spectre and The God of High School, has made this a memorable summer of anime.

The season finale of Rent-A-Girlfriend premieres this week, but fans are already curious as to when the romantic-comedy will return for a second instalment.

Rent-A-Girlfriend: Renewal status…

  • At the time of writing, Rent-A-Girlfriend has not been officially renewed for a second season, but renewal remains highly likely.

There may be a lack of information regarding the second season of Rent-A-Girlfriend, but fans shouldn’t worry just yet.

The decision on whether to continue production on an anime usually relies on two factors: popularity and source material. Whilst we don’t have access to the statistics for viewers on Crunchyroll, Rent-A-Girlfriend remains the second most popular anime series currently airing on Netflix Japan (only being beaten by Fire Force).

Then we have the Rent-A-Girlfriend manga series, which is still ongoing and currently has over 150 published chapters. The consensus from most readers is that season 1 will only reach (roughly) chapter 50, so there is easily enough material for a second season to be produced – there is arguably enough to even make a third season straight away.

Hopefully, we will get an official confirmation that Rent-A-Girlfriend will be making a return within the next few weeks, so keep checking in for updates.

Rent-A-Girlfriend: Season 2 release date…

  • With season 2 yet to be confirmed, an official release date has not been announced, but we expect a summer 2021 premiere.

As previously stated, one of the biggest factors in the production of an anime is the source material, i.e. do the writers have enough chapters to make a whole anime season? Thankfully in the case of Rent-A-Girlfriend, that answer is yes.

To be fair, production for a second season has the potential be surprisingly quick: there aren’t any action scenes that require weeks of animating, nor does an original script need to be produced…everything is essentially ready to go.

However, as the ongoing public health crisis continues to cause production issues with countless anime projects, we shouldn’t expect a second season to premiere until at least summer 2021.

Again, we are hoping for more information on this within the next few weeks, so keep checking in.

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