Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 3 Review

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 3 Review

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Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 3 brings Mini Yaemori into the fold. She’s been around since the first episode of the season. And she even played a major role in Episode 2. But now, she’s part of the gang (not harem, as she doesn’t seem to have feelings for Kazuya).

In the previous episode, Kazuya told Mini Chizuru’s entire life story. But, he left out one, important detail. He apparently never mentioned that they’re currently crowdfunding a movie. I’m not sure why he felt comfortable telling Mini everything else, but not that part.

Anyway, Mini finds out about the crowdfunding effort in Episode 3. And, because she’s an online pro, she knows a thing or two about running crowdfunding campaigns. In fact, she ran one in the past for a cosplay event she organized. So, you could say she’s a bit of an expert.

Chizuru Ichinose reading a script from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 3
Chizuru Ichinose reading a script

With Mini on board, it’s time to have a meeting with the whole crew. Kazuya, Chizuru, Mini, and Ruka meet up in Kazuya’s apartment, much to Ruka’s chagrin. She just had to confront Chizuru about being in Kazuya’s apartment the day before. And now Ruka learns that another girl is there. She can’t catch a break.

But, this meeting actually goes very well. Despite how she appears and often acts, Mini can be professional. She looked at the analytics for the crowdfunding campaign and came up with a plan to turn things around. And, she was even considerate enough to give Ruka a job.

As I mentioned only yesterday in the Episode 2 review, Ruka doesn’t bring anything to the table. But, as Mini recognized, Ruka can still do the grunt work that doesn’t require any special talent. So, Ruka’s job is to create the fliers that they’ll be handing out.

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Getting the Word Out the Old-Fashioned Way

I wasn’t expecting Mini’s plan to involve handing out fliers in crowded places. That seems like such an antiquated way of raising awareness. When was the last time you accepted a flier from someone on the street? I can’t even remember when that would have been.

And, even if you took a flier, you likely only did so to be nice. Did you actually read what was on the flier and then take the action it directed you to? I highly doubt it. Handing out fliers isn’t any different than handing out literal trash.

In anime, we see characters handing out fliers to spread awareness all the time. Though, I assume this isn’t something that actually occurs all that much. It feels more like a trope than a true representation of something that happens. But, I’ll ask some people living in Japan and report back next week.

Sumi Sakurasawa blushing from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 3
Sumi Sakurasawa blushing

Anyway, I was a bit surprised that Mini didn’t offer to exploit her audience. As she revealed to Kazuya in Episode 2, she’s a cosplay streamer. We don’t know how popular of a streamer she is. But, she’s popular enough to be able to crowdfund a cosplay event with some friends.

So, why doesn’t she link the crowdfunding page in her stream? If she actually wanted to help, that seems like the best way to do it. I guarantee that would generate more pledges than handing out fliers will. But, for now, Mini hasn’t offered to do that.

Still, I’m expecting that to happen at some point. If it doesn’t, then what’s the point of making Mini’s character a streamer? Surely the fact that she already has an online audience is going to be important. Otherwise, why not just make her a normal (non-streaming) cosplayer?

Selling Chizuru’s Bathwater

Okay, so they’re not actually selling Chizuru’s bathwater. But, if Mini had her way, they probably would be. You see, handing out fliers wasn’t the only idea Mini had for getting more monetary pledges. She also pointed out that the rewards need to be better.

If you give out better rewards, people will be more likely to pledge more money. So, with that in mind, Mini suggests giving away Chizuru’s possessions. As long as something belonged to Chizuru at one point, it has value. And if it touched her body, it has more value.

Most of the items Chizuru and Mini selected to give away are accessories, like hair bands. They also looked at Chizuru’s clothes. But, from my understanding, they didn’t end up deciding to sell any of those. Well, maybe the Chinese dress. I don’t know what they decided regarding that.

Mini Yaemori staring at Chizuru's panty drawer from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 3
Mini Yaemori staring at Chizuru’s panty drawer

While Chizuru was distracted sorting the accessories, Mini almost hit the jackpot. She spotted Chizuru’s panty drawer and went for it. But, unfortunately for Chizuru fans everywhere, Mini wasn’t quick enough. Chizuru stopped her from going through the drawer’s contents. I guess she’s not that desperate for funding.

Anyway, throughout this process, Mini was taking selfies with the accessories. Was she doing this so they would have pictures of the items to put on the crowdfunding site? If so, I don’t think her selfies are a good idea. Instead, the photos should be of Chizuru wearing the items.

For example, they could sell the Chinese dress for quite a bit of money if there’s a picture of Chizuru wearing it. And they could get even more money for the dress if it also comes with a signed copy of that picture. Now that’s what I call a reward.

Conclusion

What do you think of Kanokari Season 3 Episode 3? Are you surprised that Mini hasn’t promoted the crowdfunding site to her followers? Do you think handing out fliers is a good way to spread awareness? And, how much would you spend on a dress worn by Chizuru? Let me know in the comments.

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My review of Episode 4 is available now.

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