It’s not the first time we talk about Pan Piano, a popular pianist and YouTuber originally from Taiwan, who performs anime songs and, in addition, wears a cosplay outfit of one of the female characters in the franchise. On this occasion, Pan Piano performed the opening theme song for the anime’s second season Kanojo, Okarishimasu (Rent A Girlfriend), while wearing a cosplay of the character Sumi Sakurasawa.
The song in question is titled “Himitsu Koi Gokoro” and is originally performed by CHiCO with HoneyWorks. It should be remembered that this second season has been broadcast since July 2 in Japan and is confirmed with a total of twelve episodes, while the platform Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. Regarding Pan Piano, it currently has more than 3.34 million subscribers, although its rate of visits has apparently decreased over time.
Sinopsis de Kanojo, Okarishimasu
Kazuya Kinoshita is a 20-year-old college student who has a wonderful girlfriend: the brilliant Mami Nanami. But suddenly, not anymore. Without warning, Mami breaks up with him, leaving him heartbroken and lonely. Seeking to ease his pain, he hires a girlfriend for hire through an online app. Her partner is Chizuru Mizuhara, who through her incomparable beauty and cute behavior, manages to win Kazuya’s affection. But after reading similar experiences from other clients Chizuru had, Kazuya is certain that her caring personality and warm smile were just an act to play on her heart, and he puts her down.
Aggravated, Chizuru criticizes him for his shameless hypocrisy, revealing his true temperamental personality. However, this one-sided exchange is cut short when Kazuya discovers that her grandmother has collapsed. They run to the hospital and find Kazuya’s grandmother already in good condition. Puzzled by Chizuru’s presence, Grandma asks who this girl could be. On impulse, Kazuya introduces her as her real girlfriend, forcing Chizuru to play her role. But with Kazuya still anchored to Mami, how long can this difficult client and reluctant rental girlfriend keep up her act?
(c)Rei Miyajima, Kodansha/”I’ll borrow her” Production Committee 2022