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“Rent-A-Girlfriend” Anime First Impression: The Social Construct of The Need for...

Why does one even need a girlfriend in the first place? Despite it's hard-to-sympathise-with protagonist, "Rent-A-Girlfriend" could be an interesting starting point for discussing that issue.

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