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Shonen Sunday Has 'Important Announcement' for Rumiko Takahashi Fans on March 22

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
RIN-NE manga takes 2-week break, returns on March 29

This year's 15th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that the magazine will have an "important announcement" for Rumiko Takahashi fans in the magazine's 17th issue on March 22. Takahashi's RIN-NE (Kyōkai no Rinne) manga will also take a two-week break, and will return in the magazine's 18th issue on March 29.

Viz, the publisher of most of Takahashi's manga in North America including RIN-NE, describes the manga'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 Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!

Takahashi launched the manga in Shonen Sunday in 2009 after ending her long-running series Inuyasha in the same magazine. The RIN-NE manga's 34th compiled book volume (shown right) shipped in Japan on December 16. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English, and it released the 22nd compiled volume in November.

The manga is inspiring a television anime. The anime's first 25-episode season premiered in April 2015. Crunchyroll streamed the series as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in two sets in July and September. The RIN-NE 2 television anime series premiered in Japan last April. Crunchyroll also streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the series for home video. The third season will premiere on April 8.

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