Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 5 Review

Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 5 Review

Filming and Girlfriend

Filming on Chizuru’s movie has begun in Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 5. And, almost all of the filming was completed in this one episode. By the end, only the final scene remains. I can’t say I was expecting to get through the filming that fast.

I thought filming the movie was going to take up at least a few episodes. And, I also wasn’t expecting it to happen so soon. My expectation was that the first half of the season set up for filming. And then the second half covered the actual filming itself.

I guess Reiji Miyajima has even better content he wants to get to. He doesn’t have time to waste on this movie arc. Or, at least not on the filming part. At this pace, though, we might get to the screening of the movie before the end of the season.

Chizuru reading a script from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 5
Chizuru reading a script

To me, it would make sense for Chizuru’s grandma to see the movie in the final episode of the season. But, I feel like it’s going to happen much sooner now. So, what’s the rest of the season going to be about? Surely, we’re not going to spend 5 episodes editing the movie.

Anyway, the filming content wasn’t that interesting. Because it was so short, nothing happened. We saw Ruka bossing Kazuya around as she sat on the sidelines. We saw Kazuya fall off a bridge to his death into the river. And we saw Chizuru do an emotional crying scene.

But, the rest of the crew isn’t available to help film the final scene of the movie. They have another short film to work on as part of their club. So, it’s going to be up to Kazuya and Chizuru to film that scene on their own. It should be simple.

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Mini Yaemori’s Plan

The director said that Kazuya and Chizuru could film the final scene themselves. But, Kazuya has no intention of being alone with Chizuru. And that’s especially true when considering the filming location. This final scene needs a scenic shot of the stars.

Where are you going to get a good shot of the stars? Not in the city, that’s for sure. So, they’ll have to do the filming at an inn out in the countryside. Now, you can probably see why Kazuya didn’t want to be alone with Chizuru. That setting is ripe for misunderstandings.

First of all, I can’t imagine Ruka being okay with those two going to an inn alone. But, we also have to consider how Kazuya views this situation. He’s still in denial about Chizuru liking him. So, he doesn’t want her to think he intended to get her alone like this.

Mini cosplaying as VTuber Miko Kurage from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 5
Mini cosplaying as VTuber Miko Kurage

To avoid any potential misunderstandings, Kazuya invites Mini and Ruka along, too. Though, honestly, that would only make things worse. Both Ruka and Chizuru like Kazuya. Ruka would probably insist on sharing a room with Kazuya. Then, Chizuru would deny that request — or try to. And Mini would back Chizuru up.

But, it didn’t end up coming to that. Mini planned ahead and made sure only Kazuya and Chizuru would make it to the inn. She faked catching the flu as an excuse for why she couldn’t make it at the last minute. And she told Ruka they postponed the trip.

Nice assist, Mini!

However, this plan is going to backfire somehow. It’s likely that the trip is going to bring Kazuya and Chizuru closer. And they know how each other feels thanks to Mini. But, they can’t hide this trip from Ruka forever.

Alone with Chizuru Mizuhara

This trip is the perfect opportunity for Kazuya to make his move on Chizuru. But, we all know he’s not going to take it. Though, regardless, things should end up good for him. There’s no way he comes out of this situation losing.

If he makes his move, Chizuru seems like she’d accept it. She knows she likes Kazuya. The only thing she doesn’t know — or pretends not to know — is that he likes her, too. So, if he were to confess to her again, she should be receptive.

Of course, there’s still the Ruka problem. Technically, Kazuya is dating Ruka. Although, as Kazuya points out in this episode, it’s more of a “trial” than a true relationship. Even so, I could see Chizuru not wanting to be in a relationship with Kazuya because of Ruka.

Chizuru doing some stretches or something from the anime series Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3 Episode 5
Chizuru doing some stretches or something

To not hurt Ruka’s feelings Chizuru would likely reject Kazuya. And that would crush him for a bit. But, in the long-term, things would be better because at least Chizuru would know how he feels. What about the other option, though? What if Kazuya doesn’t make his move? How will that benefit him?

If he doesn’t make a move on Chizuru, she may be a little disappointed. However, at the same time, I can definitely see her respecting his professionalism. He actually wants to make her movie a success and I think she’ll understand that. She’ll see him taking it seriously as a positive character trait.

How soon do you think Ruka will figure out that Kazuya and Chizuru went on the trip alone? Do you think she’ll figure it out while they’re still there? And if so, will she call Kazuya or actually show up at the inn? Or, will their secret last until they return?


What do you think of Kanokari Season 3 Episode 5? Were you expecting the filming to happen so soon and so quickly? How long do you think Kazuya can keep the trip a secret from Ruka? And, are you expecting Kazuya to confess to Chizuru at the inn? Let me know in the comments.

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