Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7

Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7

The Friend Request Dilemma

I need to start this review of Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7 with a slight at Kazuya. He’s definitely the kind of person who would have a cracked phone screen. Even if I didn’t know how messy his life was, that would tell me all I need to know.

That aside, Kazuya awoke to find himself added into a group chat with Chizuru. And in response, he did what any of us would do. He freaked out. But, he also did things most of us wouldn’t do. For example, he called a picture of Chizuru’s partial shadow cute.

I was going to say that Kazuya resisting sending a friend request to Chizuru surprised me. But, then I remembered that Kazuya’s a wimp. Still, I do think this was the best choice if we look at the situation from his (flawed) perspective.

Chizuru looking at her phone from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7
Chizuru looking at her phone

Although we know this isn’t true, Kazuya doesn’t believe he and Chizuru have a relationship. Well, he thinks they have a professional relationship. And he thinks Chizuru isn’t all that into him when she’s not on the clock. From that perspective, not sending the friend request was the better option.

Why do I say this? Because Chizuru didn’t necessarily give her contact information to him. If that group chat is anything like the ones I’ve been a part of, they were both added without their permission. He shouldn’t take advantage of that situation if he thinks it would bother Chizuru.

It wouldn’t be an issue if he asked for her contact info directly, though. The problem I have with this situation is that there’s no indication she wants him to have access to it. At least, from his perspective. From what we know and what we saw, she likely wouldn’t have minded his request.

Ex and Girlfriend

I said it back in my review of Episode 4. I said, “just wait until Mami learns about Ruka.” It should come as no surprise to anyone that Mami wasn’t exactly thrilled about learning of Ruka. Before this, she thought Chizuru was her only competition.

I’m also going to bet that Mami views Ruka as a bigger threat than she does Chizuru. Mami seems to have a pretty good understanding that Kazuya likes Chizuru. But, at the same time, she knows Chizuru is a rental girlfriend. So, she could believe Chizuru isn’t a major threat.

With Ruka, things are different. Ruka claims to be Kazuya’s real girlfriend and there’s no indication otherwise. From Mami’s perspective, that would make Ruka her number one rival. Though, we should remember that Mami’s not exactly a romantic rival. She wants to dominate and control Kazuya’s life.

Ruka getting flustered by Mami's presence from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7
Ruka getting flustered by Mami’s presence

Ruka kind of put Mami in her place. But, that probably wasn’t the wisest decision. Ruka doesn’t know Mami yet. To her, Mami is Kazuya’s ex-girlfriend who won’t leave him alone. But, Mami is a lot more unhinged than that. She’s a stalker who interferes with almost every aspect of his life.

By confronting Mami like that, Ruka may have only made things worse. And the worsening of the situation extends beyond Kazuya. This is going to affect Chizuru, as well. And, of course, Mami could start victimizing Ruka herself. Though, Ruka seems like she’d be able to handle it.

All that aside, during Ruka’s rant, I was hoping Mami would say she had the wrong idea. That would have been a great way to shut Ruka down. What would Ruka have done if Mami said she was a normal customer who knows Kazuya and not his ex?

Detective Mami Is on the Case

At this point, I’m not sure if Mami or Sumi is my least favorite of the Kanokari girls. Sumi’s way better as a person — there’s no question about that. But, Mami is more interesting, to me, because there’s drama surrounding her.

I’ve enjoyed Mami trying to piece together Kazuya’s love life. Sure, she’s doing it with the purpose of tearing it all down. But, it’s been fun to see her gathering evidence, interrogating witnesses, and so on. Detective Chika? Detective Conan? The only detective I know is Detective Mami.

So far, Mami hasn’t figured out anything about Ruka. She tried to spy on Ruka’s social media posts. But, Ruka has her account locked. From what I remember, Ruka also isn’t working as a rental girlfriend anymore. She’s working at the karaoke place with Kazuya now. But, I honestly don’t remember if she quit renting herself out or not.

Mami Nanami from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7
Mami Nanami

Even if Ruka closed her account on the rental girlfriend app, Mami may still be able to find it. Though, I don’t see why she would even look there. Ruka’s rant to her didn’t seem like something a rental girlfriend would do. But, at the same time, Ruka knows about Chizuru.

Speaking of Chizuru, Mami also found out the bag she saw in Kazuya’s apartment was hers. For a bit, she thought it could have been Ruka’s. But, now that she knows it was Chizuru’s that makes things a bit spicier. Kazuya has a girlfriend, and yet a rental girlfriend was in his apartment?

Also, Mami found the social media account of Kazuya’s grandmother. It seems like Mami’s going to confront her with the truth about Kazuya and Chizuru. But, I have a feeling that Kazuya’s grandmother won’t hear it. She likes Chizuru regardless.


What do you think of Rent-a-Girlfriend 2nd Season Episode 7? Should Kazuya have sent Chizuru a friend request? Is Ruka really in third place behind Mami? Or is Mami in third behind Ruka? And how do you think Kazuya’s grandmother will react to Mami? Let me know in the comments.

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