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  • - Hello, my beautiful viewers.

  • Once again, I'm out in Japan.

  • I don't really know what's happening.

  • All I've been told is that I need to come to this theme park

  • to meet with, of course, you guessed it,

  • Shibuya Kaho. - Yay!

  • - What are we doing today, Kaho?

  • - So you are on a date today.

  • - Okay, nice, nice.

  • - Not with me.

  • I'm renting a date for you.

  • So you know the show called "Rent-A-Girlfriend," right?

  • - I love it.

  • Chizuru is number one girl.

  • I love Chizuru, hell yes. (hands slapping)

  • - Yes. - Okay, All right.

  • I want my very own Chizuru.

  • - But, I'm not renting a girlfriend this time.

  • That wouldn't be fun.

  • You can just hit the Tinder and get a girlfriend, right?

  • - I guess so, I guess so, yeah.

  • - So why don't I just rent a boyfriend instead?

  • - Okay.

  • - And just watch some BL moments and have fun on my own too.

  • - So this is just your way of getting your own BL show?

  • - I'm just being fujoshi.

  • I purchased binoculars for this.

  • - So what, you're just gonna watch me on a date?

  • - Yes.

  • - All right, okay, okay.

  • - Okay, so I'm introducing you to this beautiful boy.

  • - Oh, this is my date?

  • Oh my God, okay, wow.

  • - Oh God, he's hot.

  • - Oh my God, he's so cute!

  • - He's 22!

  • - 22?

  • - Oh, my God.

  • I feel so old and creepy now.

  • Is this weird?

  • This is weird, right?

  • - This is his first time

  • going on a date with a guy, as well.

  • - Okay, 2021, starting it off good.

  • - They don't usually really, like,

  • accept man for the date. - Yup.

  • - But this is a special occasion, I asked the owner

  • and the owner the owner said it's okay.

  • Why didn't you say no?

  • Why didn't you say no, owner?

  • But okay, here we are.

  • Why?

  • Why did you say yes?

  • So I guess we're going to go on the date

  • in the theme park that we have coming up.

  • - Yes, yes, yes, very cute.

  • We usually go on a date by request,

  • like a date usually takes your request

  • but since this is my request,

  • I was like feeling a little bit aggressive

  • and I can start with maybe holding hands?

  • - Okay.

  • I mean sure.

  • (hands chinging) Oh, wow.

  • Oh, well, we're locking hangers.

  • I did not expect for such aggressive finger locking action,

  • but here we are.

  • (Kaho laughing)

  • - Kaho, are you happy?

  • Is this what you wanted?

  • - Yes.

  • - This feels so wrong.

  • I'm going to go on a date now.

  • See you guys.

  • Oh shit.

  • Okay, I look like shit.

  • Let me grab this.

  • Okay, let me.

  • You're gonna look fine for the date.

  • - I know, I know, I know.

  • I am slightly underdressed.

  • This theme park is Cosmo world.

  • It's located right in the middle of Yokohama

  • and considering that, it has a ton of attractions to do,

  • such as The Log Flume, the Ferris wheel, the rollercoaster,

  • and it's the perfect place for a first date.

  • And I was eagerly awaiting to experience

  • all of the amazing rides that Cosmo World had to offer.

  • I could picture it now, me and my affordable boyfriend

  • on the rollercoaster going around

  • enjoying the view of Yokohama.

  • Now, normally I am a smart boy

  • and always get permission to film wherever I go.

  • I didn't do that this time

  • because I was told by a friend that it's okay to film here.

  • So that was a lie.

  • All right, nevermind.

  • They said we can't film a life.

  • All right, now I've got to think of another date,

  • very quickly.

  • Let's do it.

  • I did not have a backup plan.

  • I was also an hour and a half late to this date

  • because the trains were just not running this day.

  • So needless to say,

  • I had made a great impression on my rental boyfriend.

  • But no worries, your boy's a master of improvisation.

  • So I decided to go and take a beautiful stroll

  • around Yokohama and get to know my rental boyfriend better.

  • - Look at them, just so adorable together.

  • - [Connor] My editor originally cut this scene

  • where I asked him if he liked Jojo

  • and I insisted that he put it back in.

  • So here it is,

  • the rental boyfriend telling me he likes Jojo.

  • - [Connor] We are now married.

  • - Fingers intertwined.

  • (both laughing)

  • - As you can tell,

  • I pick only the most interesting topics for my dates.

  • Obviously the date was going so well

  • that my rental boyfriend asked me an important question.

  • Oh my god, he just asked me to hold hands.

  • I don't think I'm ready for this.

  • I don't want to hold hands with him, I'll seem too needy.

  • That would give the impression

  • that I want him to hold hands with me.

  • I don't want him to hold hands with me.

  • Why would I want that?

  • Why don't you just start the date saying no,

  • play it cool, you got this.

  • What am I supposed to say, huh?

  • Listen, if a cute boy asks to hold your hand,

  • there's only one answer.

  • Shut the (bleep) up.

  • But anyway, it was time to talk about the important topics.

  • - Listen, my Japanese is not that great, okay?

  • I'm trying my best here

  • to make some form of conversation.

  • I swear if this was in English, I'd be killing it right now.

  • - Yes, look at those hands

  • and they're talking constantly.

  • Just looking at each other so often.

  • - Maybe he wants to be the boyfriend to be rented,

  • I would guess.

  • - How do you know me so well, Kaho?

  • (Suzuya laughing)

  • - I'm happy for you, Connor.

  • They're laughing so often.

  • - If I stop laughing, it becomes awkward,

  • so just keep laughing, Connor,

  • and there'll be no awkward moments.

  • "It's the sea, it smelled badly."

  • That's what I was trying to say.

  • So nice.

  • He's so sweet.

  • And now that the first part of our date is over,

  • it's time to head to the restaurant

  • where they didn't kick me out for filming.

  • Thank you, Restaurant, link down below.

  • Where it was time to ask Suzuya and his unique profession

  • and learn all the ins and outs of being a rental boyfriend.

  • - [Connor] My first question was a simple one.

  • In most countries, if this existed,

  • it would be the other way around,

  • where the guy would rent a girlfriend.

  • But why in Japan specifically,

  • is there such a demand for rental boyfriends?

  • I wanted to hear Suzuya's thoughts on this question

  • I also wanted to know how Suzuya learned

  • about rental boyfriends

  • and how he even knew he could become one.

  • Wait, how old were you then when you started at a boys bar?

  • - [Connor] - The legal drinking age in Japan is 20.

  • So the moment you can drink, yeah,

  • the moment you can drink, wow. (both chuckling)

  • - I was also curious to know,

  • how does one become a rental boyfriend?

  • Do you have to do a test?

  • Is there an exam?

  • Do you have to do mortal combat?

  • I don't know. I want to know.

  • (camera shuttering)

  • - [Connor] Cattleya is the company that Suzuya works for,

  • and they have a massive catalog

  • of beautiful rental boyfriends.

  • - I did ask Suzuya if he could tell me

  • more about the training details

  • but unfortunately it was a company secret,

  • but there are some basic things that they teach you

  • that I think are general common sense.

  • - Wow, okay, so you kind of get like butler training,

  • very fast. - Yeah.

  • I'm curious 'cause I'm always embarrassing myself.

  • (Kaho laughing) As you guys know

  • if you're watching.

  • Is it embarrassing or is it something

  • that you don't tell your friends and family?

  • I'm curious, like who do you tell

  • and how do you decide to tell them?

  • - [Connor] Me too, buddy. Me too.

  • - [Connor] We also asked

  • how did his friends feel about it?

  • - The one thing that a lot of people would be curious about

  • is how does it affect like dating normally, right?

  • 'Cause there must be a lot of stuff going on there.

  • - [Connor] Me and the other anime fans be like.

  • - Another question about the clients

  • and you know, liking clients.

  • I feel like if I met someone and I really liked them

  • I would find it hard to not like fall for them.

  • How do you stop yourself

  • from maybe liking your customer too much?

  • - Is there ever a situation where you're like,

  • "Man, I just want to give you a free day."

  • - To the viewers out there watching,

  • there are some questions in this interview

  • that were cut as Suzuya didn't want to answer them.

  • For example, how often do you go on dates with clients?

  • Some questions like this, Suzuya might not want to answer

  • because other clients, for some reason may see this video

  • and may get a little bit upset if they see

  • that he's going on multiple dates

  • outside of their date with him,

  • even though that's his job but it's understandable.

  • So, if there are some obvious questions

  • that are missing here, that's why.

  • So when we were on our date, our fake date.

  • We were, we were holding hands.

  • Is that like a normal or is it something that you do

  • on special occasions or is it something that, you know,

  • the customers can ask to do right away?

  • - [Connor] Or if you're me,

  • just go in for the kill right away

  • and grab their hand immediately.

  • You cannot hide.

  • You can't run from me.

  • I'm so sorry.

  • - [Connor] If you give me an extra 50, I'll do it.

  • - I'm curious, what does a normal day look like for you?

  • What do you normally do?

  • - [Connor] I see how it is.

  • I'm just another one of your (bleep) clients, huh?

  • You don't love me.

  • - Sorry about that, back to the interview.

  • - What's your favorite types of dates?

  • Is it just talking then or is it like,

  • do you have something that you really like

  • to do with customers?

  • - My favorite dates are with Connor Dawg VA.

  • Okay, here's what Suzuya actually said.

  • - Wow, well we had the perfect date then, didn't we?

  • - Can you not say something stupid for once, Conn?

  • I beg of you.

  • I was curious to know on average

  • how many of the customers came back for another date.

  • - I wish I had 10% of this man's confidence.

  • I was curious about this actually.

  • So obviously I'm sure the boss tells you suggestive prices

  • and what you should do, but how do you decide on your price?