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Rent a Family, Inc.

  • Aired: 09/23/2013
  • 52:34
  • Expires: 10/23/2013
  • Rating: TV-PG
On the surface, Ryuichi looks like an ordinary, 44-year-old Japanese family man. Yet unbenownst to most — including his own family — he moonlights running his own business providing family members, friends, and even spouses for hire. By leading a secret life based artifice as a means of escape, Ryuichi may be digging himself in even deeper.
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