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Crunchyroll Adds Rumiko Takahashi's RIN-NE Anime

posted on by Karen Ressler
Manga adaptation will premiere early morning Wednesday

Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday that it will stream the television anime of Rumiko Takahashi's Kyōkai no Rinne (RIN-NE of the Boundary or RIN-NE) manga as it airs in Japan. The first episode will premiere for premium members on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 a.m. EDT, and free users will be able to watch one week later.

The stream will be available in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.

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 RIN-NE Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

KEYTALK will perform the show's opening theme song "Ōkaranman," and the band Passepied will perform the ending theme song "Tokinowa."

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 premiered on April 4 on the public broadcaster NHK's E Tele channel.

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