7 Must-See Anime Similar To Kanojo, Okarishimasu

Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent-a-Girlfriend) is a popular rom-com anime that is currently still airing. 

It follows the story of Kazuya Kinoshita, a college student who gets dumped by his girlfriend and tries to rent a girlfriend through a mobile app.

The rental girlfriend, Chizuru Mizuhara is seemingly perfect. She has the looks, kind personality and leaves an awesome first impression. After the date is over, Kazuya checks the reviews of Chizuru and they are very ambivalent. He starts to believe that she is only playing with the hearts of men and leaves a negative rating on her profile.

Chizuru then reveals her true personality – sassy and quite temperamental, completely different from the first impression. Exactly at that moment Kazuya receives news about his grandma’s collapse and brings Chizuru to the hospital with him.

The collapse turns out to be nothing serious, but Kazuya’s grandma is extremely happy about him having a serious relationship with such a nice girl. Unable to tell the truth, the two are “forced” to act as an authentic couple.

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Here are 7 Must-See Anime Similar To Kanojo, Okarishimasu.


7. Hajimete no Gal

  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 10

Why it’s similar

The female lead in both series appears as a typical THOT, but she is completely different inside. The male lead, on the other hand, is a typical airhead; somehow, they up in a relationship.

Synopsis

Junichi Hashiba is desperate to find himself a girlfriend. He seems to be out of luck until his friends force him into confessing to the gal, Yame Yukana.

Surprisingly, she agrees to be his girlfriend despite knowing that he might want to be with her only to lose his virginity. It doesn’t stop with the beautiful gal – Junichi keeps getting attention from many female acquaintances.


6. Koi to Uso (Love and Lies)

  • Genres: Drama, Romance, School
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

Both main female and male lead protagonists are under unfortunate circumstances “forced” to be in a relationship. There are themes of lust, deceit, and infatuation with another person, although Koi to Uso is way heavier, mature, and dark.

Synopsis

In the world where assigned marriage by age 16 is a normal practice lives a 15-year-old boy named Yukari Nejima, who defies the system and confesses his love for his long-time crush. Not too long after, he is assigned a different marriage partner and can’t continue the relationship further. The assigned girl is less-than-thrilled with the enforced marriage and decides to learn what being in love truly is by supporting Yukari in pursuing his own romance interest.


5. Mayo Chiki!

  • Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
  • Episodes: 13

Why it’s similar

The male protagonist in both anime suck with girls but somehow ends up with a harem. There is a lot of comedy and a warm and jovial atmosphere.

Synopsis

Kinjirō Sakamachi, seemingly normal in appearance, is suffering from a very uncommon gynophobia (an abnormal fear of women).

After he makes an accidental discovery that reveals the true gender of a popular and handsome butler of the headmaster’s daughter, who is, in fact, a girl, his life gets even more complicated.


4. Ore no Kanojo to Osananajimi ga Shuraba Sugiru (Oreshura)

  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School
  • Episodes: 13

Why it’s similar

Both of these anime are light-hearted and humorous harem rom-coms. 

The main male and female characters and in a false relationship but the romance still manages to manifest.

Synopsis

Eita Kido enters high school with the goal of graduating with high enough marks so that he can get a medical school scholarship. Despite being a teenager, he is incredibly skeptical about love because of the selfish divorce of his parents, and so he tries to persistently avoid any romance.


3. To LOVE-Ru

  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Harem, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 26

Why it’s similar

Kanojo, Okarashimasu and To Love-Ru are both harem based anime with a lot of comedy and underwhelming male lead. The male protagonist likes another girl but due to drastic circumstances ends up being in a relationship with a different beauty.

Synopsis

Yuuki Rito, a timid high-school boy seems to be unable to confess to the girl he has been dreaming of since junior high, Sairenji Haruna.

One fateful day when he is sulking in the bathtub, a mysterious and naked devil-tailed girl appears out of nowhere. Her name is Lala Satalin Deviluke, and she is the runaway crown princess and the only heir to the throne on a planet called Deviluke.

Despite her father’s attempts to bring her back home and marry some of the fitting marriage candidates, Lala decides to stay on Earth and live with Rito.

Rito befriends not only Lala, who quickly falls in love with him, but also his dream girl, Haruna, and a colorful bunch of alien and human girls while also having to fight off Lala’s antagonistic alien suitors.


2. Masamune-kun no Revenge

  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

Another harem rom-com involving students and a cute tsundere female lead.

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Synopsis

Masamune Makabe undergoes an incredible physical transformation after being bullied in middle school by a wealthy and beautiful girl named Aki Adagaki.

After he encounters Aki once again, this time at high school, he plans to take revenge against her by making her fall for him and breaking her heart afterward. As the two are getting closer, he starts to question his goal.


1. Nisekoi (Nisekoi: False Love)

  • Genres: Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
  • Episodes: 20

Why it’s similar

The same harem rom-com school vibe, and two individuals who pretend to be in a relationship for the sake of their families. The female protagonists are both tsundere.

Synopsis

The heir to a Yakuza Family is forced to be in a relationship with the daughter of the head of a gangster family to maintain peace between the gangs, much to their displeasure.

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Misaka

Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

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