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Rumiko Takahashi's Rin-ne TV Anime Streams 1st Promo

posted on 2015-01-23 12:30 EST
Previews Kaito Ishikawa as title lead in April anime

The official website for the television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Kyōkai no Rinne (RIN-NE of the Boundary or RIN-NE) manga began streaming the first promotional video on Friday.

Narrator & Text: Urusei Yatsura. Ranma 1/2. Inuyasha. Rumiko Takahashi's works which are beloved throughout the world.
Narrator & Text: Here is Rumic World's latest work!
Narrator: Kyōkai no Rinne the anime!
Text: Kyōkai no Rinne's much-anticipated TV anime adaptation!
Narrator: His grandmother is a shinigami, and his grandfather was a human. A dirt poor boy who is doing shinigami-like work: Rinne Rokudō.
Narrator: A girl who can see ghosts. A cool heroine who goes to the same high school as Rinne: Sakura Mamiya.
Narrator: An unbelievable afterschool story about a shinigami-like boy and a calm and collected girl who work together to send the wandering ghosts to the circle of reincarnation!
Narrator: Supporting Rinne's work is the black cat Rokumon and Tamako, Rinne's grandmother and a first-class shinigami. Getting in Rinne's way is Sabato Rokudō, Rinne's father and a Damashigami, an evil shinigami.
Rinne: I will cut away your regrets from the living world. I'm a shinigami! ...Or something like that.
Narrator & Text: The Kyōkai no Rinne anime starts on NHK E Tele on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.!!
Narrator & Text: Please look forward to it!

The website also announced the cast:

  • Kaito Ishikawa as title lead Rinne Rokudō
  • Marina Inoue as heroine Sakura Mamiya
  • Hitomi Nabatame as the black cat Rokumon
  • Satsuki Yukino as Rinne's grandmother Tamako
  • Kappei Yamaguchi as Rinne's father Sabato Rokudō

Viz, the publisher of most of Takahashi's manga in North America, describes RIN-NE's story:

As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma's home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura's has been empty since the start of the school year. Then one day her always-absent classmate Rinne Rokudō shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

The anime will run for 25 episodes. Seiki Sugawara (D-Fragments) is directing the anime at Brains Base (One Week Friends), and Michiko Yokote (Ranma ½, Shirobako) is in charge of the series scripts. Akimitsu Honma is composing the music, and NHK Enterprises, NHK, and Shogakukan Shueisha Production are producing.

The television anime will premiere on April 4 on the public broadcaster NHK's E Tele channel.

Takahashi created such manga as Ranma 1/2, Maison Ikkoku, and Urusei Yatsura before she began serializing RIN-NE in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2009. (She ended her long-running series Inuyasha in the same magazine.) The manga has consistently ranked in on Japan's best-seller list.

The anime commercial starring Mariya Ise (Yes! Precure 5, Hatsukoi Limited) as Sakura Mamiya, Kouki Uchiyama (Soul Eater, Nisekoi) as Rinne Rokudo, and Rie Kugimiya (The [email protected], Gintama) as Rinne's assistant black cat, Rokumon, premiered in 2009:


Sakura: They say that if you put an offering in the instrument shelter box and make a wish, there's something out there that will solve your spiritual problems...
Rinne: Omnomnomnom...
Sakura: Hey!
Rinne: Wait, you can see me?
Rokumon: Roar! This is bad! The boundary has been broken!
Rinne: Well, I guess it can't be helped, since it's them.
Sakura: They're just way too energetic.
Rokumon: Entertainment that breaks limits!
All: Shonen Sunday!

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