The anime Rent-a-girlfriend ran for a short period from July to September 2020. Coming from a background of romantic comedy, it has made a special place in our hearts. Season 1 of Rent-a-Girlfriend covers a total of 12 episodes, written by Mitsutaka Hirota. If you are looking for shows like this, then we are all set with our list of Anime Similar to Rent a Girlfriend.

Season 1 of Kanojo, Okarishimasu plots around Kazuya Kinoshita, ditched by his girl after a month of dating. After moving to an online dating app, Kazuya rents an attractive girlfriend named Chizuru Mizuhara. Soon, Kinoshita gets to know that his grandmother is in hospital. He then decides to meet his grandmother with his rented girlfriend. Season 2 of Rent-a-Girlfriend premiering in 2022, is like a cherry on the cake for fans.

Therefore, without much ado, let’s jump into the list of anime, similar to Rent a Girlfriend!

The Quintessential Quintuplets

Futaro Uesugi, a high school student who is extremely intelligent when it comes to academics, is gifted with a miserable life. With his mother dead, his father is undergoing a hefty amount of debt. Futaro is then hired as a tutor by the Nakano family with a very high monthly wage. 

Soon enough, Futaro realizes that the quintuplet sisters have no interest in getting tutored by him. With time, he develops a decent relation with all the sisters. 5-Toubun no Hanayome is another name for the Quintessential Quintuplets. It’s a great one-time watch. Furthermore, you can watch Funimation if you still haven’t watched it.

High School DxD

Issei Hyodo, a high-schooler, is killed on his first date by the girl itself. Resurrected by Rias Gremory, a beautiful devil, he joins her devil club as a servant. As the series moves forward, things start getting romantic and cheesy.

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The most amusing thing about this show is the animation and the music. Based on the story of demons, it consists of some thrilling battle scenes too. Viewers can watch this show if they are into action and romantic-comedy.

Also read: Strongest High School DxD Characters, Ranked!

Scum’s Wish

This television drama revolves around the life of Hanabi Yasuraoka, a high-schooler who is certainly in love with Narumi Kanai, a childhood friend of her’s who is now her tutor. But soon, she realizes that Narumi is in love with Akane Minagawa, the music teacher. 

Hanabi gets to know about another guy named Mugi Awaya, who is also in love with the music teacher. After deciding to fake a relationship, Hanabi and Mugi make a pact of not falling in love with each other ever. The anime is available on Netflix, do give it a watch if you like the plot. 


Toradora impressed the viewers after its release with a combination of a slice of life and romantic comedy. Ryuji Takasu, a second-year high-schooler, is worried about his shabby eyes despite having a decent personality. He finds out that the girl he has a crush on is the best friend of the school’s most violent brat, Taiga Aisaka. 

After some time, Ryuji discovers that Aisaka has a crush on his best friend. It was just a matter of a meeting. Both of them decide to help each other by setting up the scenes with their respective crush.

Grand Blue

This show is centered on the life of a University student, Lori Kitahara, who started living in his uncle’s diving shop, Grand Blue. When he watches beautiful women diving into the ocean, he starts fantasizing about his dream college life with all the fun. The series is about Kitahara’s diving store experiences and people who love to dive in the ocean.


Romance comedy/harem is watched by quite a few people these days. With 2022, marking the sequel of Rent-a-Girlfriend, the romance comedy genre will create more affection towards it for sure. Till then, you can surely watch these Top Anime shows that are almost similar to Rent a Girlfriend.