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Kyoukai no Rinne  
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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 shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!


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Associated Names
Circle of Reincarnation Rinne
Kyokai no Rinne
Rinne - Cảnh giới luân hồi
Rinne of the Boundary

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Latest Release(s)
c.188 by Roselia Scanlations (48d ago)
c.184-187 by Roselia Scanlations (75d ago)
v.19 c.183 by Roselia Scanlations (80d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Ongoing)

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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (170 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.42 / 10.0
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June 4th 2014, 8:19pm PST

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Serialized In (magazine)
Shounen Sunday (Shogakukan)

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English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Monthly Pos #1673 increased(+484)
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Slice of life comedy   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kronpas
December 5th, 2013, 10:51am
This manga isnt meant to be read all in one go. You read a couple of chapters once, then forget it, so dont expect much character development, story progression etc. Honestly I dont think anyone claimed him/herself a fan of Rumiko Takahashi to be complaining about this manga, as its basically the same as her previous works, from story narration to art to character design and settings.

In short, it is another Ranma 1/2 (although not as memorable).

... Last updated on December 5th, 2013, 10:53am
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by gaara877
May 9th, 2011, 5:01am
sorry, I like TAKAHASHI Rumiko.
and I like to compare her new manga and her older manga.

well, I like Urusei Yatsura, Ranma and Inuyasha but not Rin-ne. (I feel something wrong when I read Rin-ne)
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Surprisingly dull   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by Celianna
January 26th, 2011, 5:33pm
I have liked the mangaka's other work in the past, especially InuYasha, so I was interested in this one when I heard about it.

I was disappointed to see the art style had not been upgraded since InuYasha. It's like the mangaka is still stuck in the art style of the 80's. So the whole manga has a very 'dated' kind of look to it. But, I can tolerate this.

RIN-NE is about a boy named Rinne who is a Shinigami, a sort of death god who exorcises souls. He's dead-poor, and lives in the real world where he has to pay real money. In order to get out of his debt, he tries to be as cheap as possible when exorcising a ghost (many contraptions he chooses to use cost a lot of Yen apparently), and asks for money in return when someone requests he exorcises a ghost.

Then there's the supposedly main character, Sakura, who is nothing but a background character. She's a normal student, and she can see ghosts, this means she can see Rinne as well. She basically follows him around after this, sometimes helping in hearing sob stories from ghosts, but not doing much else.

RIN-NE is surprisingly dull. It it not a plot driven manga, definitely not. This is a 'monster-of-the-week' manga with no main plot. At least InuYasha had a main plot, aside from their random 'monster-of-the-week' battles. Anyways, you'll see some ghost bothering a person. They ask Rinne for help. Rinne hears the ghost's sob story. Rinne needs to pay for some ghost trap thing to help get the ghost to leave. Rinne tries to be cheap about it. Sakura is there too, not doing much. The random person that was bothered has an epiphany and the ghost leaves. Rinne, Sakura and all the other random characters have 0 character development.

That's basically what happens every 2 or 3 chapters. After 83 chapters, there still is no main plot. There was however, a few chapters that explained how Rinne got into debt, but this has not become a 'main plot'. It was sort of pushed to the side to be forgotten.

Oh, and did I mention there's some romance in there as well? Or at least, I think. Rinne definitely likes Sakura after a while, but Sakura, being the background character that she is, either ignores it blissfully, or is really that dense.

Rinne isn't a half-bad character, but not much to brag about.Sure his attitude towards money is fun for a while, but at least make some new jokes with it. Sakura really hurts the series. She's dull, barely there, offers nothing new, and remains to be a background character for most of the time. Gee Rumiko, were you so hung-up on writing tsunderes (Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha) that you had no clue how to write another girl personality? Well, it definitely shows. I have no problems with a more laid-back girl, but come on - she's barely even present! And if she says something, it's just so dull and uninspiring, any character could have said it.

If you liked Ranma and InuYasha, and think this manga will be great too, because it was made by the same mangaka - then please turn back now. RIN-NE is nothing like those two. It's like the mangaka lost her motivation to make a good series. RIN-NE is barely entertainment, and I like plotless mangas! Provided they have some character development that provides the continuity. RIN-NE has no character development. It's sad.
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by badkittygrl4567
January 3rd, 2011, 9:35pm
I love how this one is way different from her other works, but still has the good parts! I hope this serious is long and prosperous like her many others!!

P.S. Rinne, Keep it up with Sakura!!!
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No story   
Rating: N/A
by Usara
October 12th, 2010, 1:15am
Art's great but no real development. It's like reading ah my goddess until you finally hit the storyline in the 20th volume or reading detective conan and getting little main storyline plots every 15 chapters or so.
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Is all the momentum because of Rumiko?   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by amytan2134
January 18th, 2010, 4:54am
Rumiko Takahashi is no doubt one of the best manga-ka. She's had so many hits and stories loved by so many people. So Rinne makes me wonder if all the great comments are due to Rumiko and not so much due to the actual series. As of ch 35, I think Rinne is only average - not bad but not excellent. The intended jokes has fallen flat to me and if it wasn't written by Rumiko I wouldn't have read this far. It does have potential so I'll continue to read it and hope it gets better.


Getting better. I like the addition of Ageha. Some people don't seem to like the main character(s) but I like the two main characters (especially Sakura). It's good to see a character not so wacky and resort to violence so fast. But the jokes I still find lame...

... Last updated on April 3rd, 2010, 4:09pm
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by catandmouse
September 10th, 2009, 2:15pm
I'll be honest, when it started it reminded me of Bleach, but that has long moved along, and I gotta say, i'm really liking this story. i was really disappointed w/ Inuyasha cus it dragged and because I didn't like Kagome, but w/ Kyokai no Rinne, both the main characters are cool and after the latest chapter I think things are going to get even better, im just hoping that the story doesn't go on for 12 years and 56 might kill it's charm and my wallet....
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by al
August 27th, 2009, 2:10pm
the fact is that i'm a big fan of takahashi rumiko. i like inuyasha, i like urusei yatsura, i like one pound gospel and her others creation. my most favorite is still ranma 1/2. i think kyoukai no rinne is really interesting. maybe it'll be another hit from sensei.
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The art style...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Maian
July 25th, 2009, 3:00pm
is absolutely fine with me. Sure it's not as detailed as some of the other manga these days, but the art is still top-notch and more importantly, doesn't take too long to make. Which leads to faster releases, and to me, that's more important than detaile art.

So far, I like the setting and overall feel of the manga a lot. It's a cute comedy with little bits of drama here and there and a touch of mystery. It does tend to be episodic, but for light comedies like this, that's fine.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2009, 3:00pm
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by alidan
June 25th, 2009, 3:40am
ok, i have something to say. what Rumiko is strong at if NOTHING else is makeing an intresting setting.

and if my memory is correct she has fallen face first in every attempt at makeing a long term manga, with 1 exceprion. anything under 10 volumes however is a prety decent read.

and am i the ONLY person who sees that this is being set up for a long term manga? i will give it to her though, the first 100-200 chapters are going to be great. but when she pulls out the o its going to end, SUDDEN PLOT EXTENDING DEVELOPEMENT card, than you will see what im talking about. and here let me guess it. he suddonly fills the quota, but they forgot intrest.

now let me get onto another point, emperor26 mentioned the artstyle. look back to Ranma, or even Urusei Yatsura and tell me you dont notice it. for there time they were well drawn in comparason with other manga of the time. but this, just look at it. look at the characters, than look at the backround, and tell me you dont see it. she makes the character look passable, not to good, but detailed wnough that later you dont wonder who people are because there are so many who look alike. but backrounds are cookiecutter and blank sace a few that give an illution as to being well drawn. shie is a compleat minimalist and that style is whowing its age. character desighn aside just look at the backround. isnt she one of the wealthiest women in japan? and she made the wealth off manga? you think they could throw some assistance who are good at backround art her way.

sorry i got off on a tangent there.
but to sum it all up, this will be an intresting read, which will fall on its face. it has bad art, but its passable, and i have NO hope for the future of this manga given the mangakas track record with ending them.

as of now (chapter 8) i give it a 9, and i will uptate that every so offen as i read more and more.
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