After we left the forged of Hire-A-Girlfriend, Kazuya had virtually confessed his sins to his household when a sudden twist threw a spanner within the works. Simply as Kazuya is about to return clear, Mizuhara learns that her grandmother’s well being has worsened and he or she might not have a lot time left. Now the 2 can’t carry themselves to come clean with the truth that they’re probably not relationship and as we enter into Quantity 12, we discover our forged wrestling with the painful state of affairs they discover themselves in.
At first of this quantity, we discover Kazuya on a follow date with Sumi – however as an alternative of specializing in the lady in entrance of him, his thoughts is consumed with ideas of Mizuhara. He is aware of she’s nervous about her grandmother and the way she needs she may obtain her purpose of appearing in a movie earlier than she passes and our protagonist desires to do something he can to assist her. Spending all his time worrying about her is beginning to take its toll on his psychological well being, one thing Sumi shortly notices and desires she may assist him with.
Sumi is aware of she’s not the very best Rental Girlfriend and that her difficulties with speaking imply folks don’t confide in her simply, however she cares about Kazuya and desires to be somebody he can depend on. After an satisfying date collectively and handing him his belated birthday current, Sumi lastly summons up the braveness to ask him what’s on his thoughts. At first, Kazuya is reluctant to get into it, however Sumi causes that he as soon as acted as a wall to hearken to her story and now she desires to do the identical.
After lastly getting issues off his chest, Kazuya is crammed with renewed willpower to discover a means to assist Mizuhara and Sumi is happy that she managed to do one thing for the person she’s falling for. With that finished, the story shifts to Mizuhara’s perspective and reveals us why she’s so decided to change into an actress within the first place.
Mizuhara has lived together with her grandparents from a younger age as a result of passing of her mother and father and it was due to discovering that her grandmother was an actress that Mizuhara was impressed to comply with in her footsteps. Her grandfather particularly spurs her on, telling her to chase her goals and that they’ll help her, it doesn’t matter what. Sadly, her grandfather handed away when she was nonetheless in center college, leaving Mizuhara with solely her grandmother to rely on.
Together with her historical past out within the open, it creates an attention-grabbing distinction between our heroine and Kazuya. All through these 12 books, we’ve seen how giant and loving Kazuya’s household is, whereas Mizuhara is struggling by life realizing her grandmother isn’t going to be round for for much longer. Kazuya can’t fathom what it should really feel prefer to be with out such a powerful help community and that’s one of many causes he so desperately desires to be there for her, as somebody she will be able to rely on rather than the final pillar of help she’s shedding.
As a lot as I’ve complained pretty just lately in regards to the reality Mizuhara will get far more focus than any of the opposite feminine characters, this time round I don’t thoughts, because the time spent fleshing out her backstory is rewarding. Now I discover myself much more invested in seeing Mizuhara obtain her dream of changing into an actress and I hope that the storyline together with her grandmother could have a contented ending, even when it’s bittersweet. Since Kazuya seems with a ridiculous thought on the finish of this quantity, I’m definitely hopeful issues will work out by some means.
Hire-A-Girlfriend Quantity 12 involves the West because of Kodansha and continues to be translated by Kevin Gifford. As all the time the interpretation reads nicely with no issues to notice. Quantity 13 of the collection is at present scheduled for an English launch in June.
General, Hire-A-Girlfriend Quantity 12 continues the emotional storytelling we began in Quantity 11 whereas additionally displaying us Mizuhara’s historical past. Followers of the collection are certain to understand seeing Kazuya and co. cope with a harder topic than the conventional ridiculous conditions they discover themselves in, because it reveals simply how a lot they’ve all grown all through the story thus far.