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October 19th

Second Try for UY Movie 2
Toho attempted to release the iconic Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer on Blu-ray two years ago, but unfortunately pulled it before it was released. Now their going to do it again, and its got a release date this time! Amazon Japan has it scheduled for January 21, 2015. Just a reminder that all Japanese Blu-ray's will work on American Blu-ray players, so feel free to import it! Source: Amazon.jp

October 12th

Rinne Chapter 256
Mackerel is a popular autumnal food food in Japan, but for Rinne that means many mackerel souls now need help reaching the wheel of reincarnation. The massive angry spirit rages and Rinne has to find a way to help it pass on peacefully. Click the link below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 5th

Rinne Chapter 255
A ghostly girl appears at a the neighborhood cleaner's covered in mysterious red stains leaving Rinne to investigate what happened to her. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 4th

New Ranma ½ Stamps Go on Sale in Japan
A new series of colorized manga images featuring various characters from Ranma ½ are being made by Line Stamp. There are a total of 40 digital stamps featuring all of the main characters from the series. Thanks to Elizabeth for passing this along! Source: Comics Natalie

ANN Reviews Short Stories
Anime News Network's House of 1000 Manga column takes a look at Takahashi's classic Rumic World short stories and the English collections of her continuing Rumic Theater works, in a new column. Source: Anime News Network

September 28th

Rinne Chapter 254
A shinigami scythe destroyer is on the rampage and Rinne cannot help but try to get the reward for himself. When finances come into play Rinne never seems to be on the right side of things however. click the link below to see all the latest Kyokai no Rinne chapter summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 14th

Rinne Chapter 253
Sabato turns up the heat with Ageha's sister (who's name we finally learn!) but Rinne's father is always working a con and his own secretary seems to be the likely victim this time. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 14th

Rinne Chapter 252
It looks like Masato has turned over a very new leaf in the latest chapter of Kyokai no Rinne. The devil has become an angel and is sacrificing himself to help others, but Rinne can only profit if he returns to his wicked ways. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 7th

Rinne Chapter 251
A ghostly set of eyes follows a Sankai High student and her ex-boyfriend believes his love of big breasts might be to blame. Rinne and Sakura investigate one of their more unique cases in this week's chapter of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 24th

Rinne Chapter 250
A ghost story suited for Obon plus a color page, this week sees Rinne listening to a series of ghost stories that are told by actual ghosts. Click the link below to read the weekly summaries for Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Japanese Manga Sales Ranking
Kyokai no Rinne volume 22 debuted in the 38th slot selling an estimated 25,413 copies for the week. The top five sellers are: Silver Spoon vol. 12, Tokyo Ghoul vol. 13, Terra Formars vol. 10, xxxHOLiC: Rei vol. 3 and Attack on Titan vol. 14. Source: Anime News Network

August 24th

Rinne Chapter 249
A strange little figure in the woods wildly attacks campers and leaves mud in its wake. When Rinne and the others investigate the haunting in the forest it should come as no surprise who's behind the attacks. Click the link below to read this week, and all previous week's summaries at Kyokai no Rinne Complete. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 23rd

Shabaki Tribute
To commemorate the ending of the series of "Shabake" by Megumi Hatakenaka Rumiko Takahashi and other mangaka are contributing illustrations and gag strips. The tributes are featured in the September issue (on shelves now) of Shousetsu Shinchosa. Thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing this along! Source: Comics Natalie

Color for Rinne 250
Kyokai no Rinne chapter 250 will be getting color pages to celebrate the milestone chapter according to Shonen Sunday. Kyokai no Rinne began its serialization in 2009. Source: Websunday.net

New Mermaid Series Reprints
Takahashi's "Mermaid Saga" will be reprinted for the first time in the "My First Big" editions are that are sold in Japanese convenience stores such as Lawsons and 7-11. "My First Big" editions are affordable, soft cover editions printed on cheaper paper. Source: My First Big

August 9th

Rinne Chapter 248
Rinne and Sakura investigate a fireworks festival where odd messages have been appearing in the sky for the last three years. There a ghost seems deadset on getting revenge for something that happened in his past. The link below takes you to all of our Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Memories of My Hometown Added
And one more story added to Rumic Theater for good measure- Takahashi's newspaper short "Memories of My Hometown". Source: Rumic Theater

August 7th

Many New Short Stories Added
We've added summaries and images for the last two years worth of Rumiko Takahashi's short stories including: "Revenge Doll," "Someday He'll Get You," "The Mirror Came," "I Can't Throw Away Books," "My Workplace, Manga, and Myself," and "Dinner and the Witch." Source: Rumic Theater

August 2nd

Rinne Chapter 247
A trip to the beach brings an inflatable raft with a ghost girl on it to Rinne's attention. This strange spirit risked her life to meet a lifeguard with some less than successful results. The link below takes you to all of our Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 30th

New Lum Goods
August and September will see the release of a plethora of new Lum related goodies, including dolls, posters, face cloths and keychains. Thanks to Kwok Gromit for the news tip. Source: Stuffed Toys.jp

July 26th

Eisener Hall of Fame Announcement
Hayao Miyazaki was the sole Japanese entrant into the Will Eisener Comic Awards Hall of Fame. Rumiko Takahashi was one of the fourteen nominees but did not gain acceptance this year. Source: Anime News Network

Rinne Chapter 246
A haunted painting proves troublesome for Ayame and Tsubasa, but will the painting's handsome looks win her heart and make her forget all about her favorite exorcist? The link below takes you to all of our Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 20th

Rinne Chapter 245
Annette squares off against some little people after losing her student's report cards, once again not learning that she should leave her grandmother's foreign magic alone. The link below takes you to all of our Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 14th

Zettai Karen Children Vol. 39 Bonus
Included in Zettai Karen Children volume 39 is a series of 4 panel gag strips and illustrations by various Shonen Sunday artists include Rumiko Takahashi, Gosho Aoyama and Hiromu Arakawa to celebrate the final volume of Takashi Shiina's manga series which has been running since 2005. Thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing along this news! Source: Websunday.net

July 10th

First Look at "The Mirror Came"
The first image for Rumiko Takahashi's latest short story, "The Mirror Came" can be seen here. This will mark Takahashi's first time being published in Big Comic Superior magazine. Source: Comics Natalie

Godzilla Tribute By Takahashi, Others
In the upcoming issue of Big Comic Original a bevy of mangaka including Sensha Yoshida, Naoki Urasawa and Rumiko Takahashi will pay tribute to Godzilla for the new American film's release in Japan on July 25th. The issue hits shelves today, July 10th, with a cover date of August 10th. Thanks to Jeffrey Roberie for passing this news along! Source: Crunchyroll

July 8th

Rinne Chapter 243
Sabato tells a story from his high school days explaining how he became a gold license holder at such a young age, especially after Tamako reveals that her son was rather remedial in terms of his exorcism output. Click the link below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 2nd

Suntory Time!
A new ad campaign in Japan for the Suntory brand Regain energy drink features model Sumire Matsubara as Lum! Click the link below to see video of the commercial. Thanks to Elizabeth for the tip! Source: Anime News Network & Comics Natalie

June 30th

Rinne Chapter 242
A rash of fake shinigami liscenses have hit the afterlife and Kain, Rinne and Ageha investigate. It's no surprise when Rinne's father turns out to be the culprit, but everyone is shocked to find he has a shinigami license of his own and it seems at one time hew as among the elite. Click the link below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 28th

New Takahashi Short in Big Comic Superior
On July 11th Rumiko Takahashi will publish her first story in Big Comic Superior magazine. The short story's title has yet to be announced, but will include color pages and will appear in the fifteenth issue of Superior this year. Source: Rumic World

June 22nd

Archiving Interviews
We've added a few more interviews to the site, a 1996 talk with character designer Atsuko Nakajima and a 1997 interview with Kazuo Yamazaki. More to come! Source: Rumic World

June 21st

Rinne Chapter 241
An invitation to Tsubasa's house for a meal turns into a strange situation surrounding the "Bible of Legend" and its former owner- a Catholic exorcism superstar: Big Father! Click the link below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 20th

Genma & P-Chan UFO Catcher Dolls
Genma and P-Chan will be showing up in crane game machines across Japan starting in mid-June. The 14cm dolls are being produced by Kyara Toru and images can be seen here the Rumic World Facebook page. Thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing this along! Source: Kyara Toru

June 14th

Rinne Chapter 239 & 240
In Kyokai no Rinne 239 a ghostly bride proves troublesome for Rinne, while this week's chapter sees him finding a strange phenomenon causing problems with the weather hutch. You can read this and earlier Kyokai no Rinne chapter summaries by clicking the link below. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Ranma ½ Notes
We'd like to thank Jeffrey Roberie for submitting the inserts that once were included in the Ranma ½ subtitled VHS tapes from the 1990s. They include cultural and translation notes and other interesting information haven't been shared online before. Just hit the link below to check them out for yourself. Source: Ranma ½ Perfect Edition

June 1st

Rinne Chapter 238
Reports of an elevator taking people to the bizarre ninth floor of an eight floor apartment building prompt Rinne and Sakura to check out the mystery. Click the link below to see the summary for the last chapter of volume 24. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 23rd

Rinne Chapter 237
Rinne investigates the case of a soccer star who refuses to wash his uniform which gets filthier and filthier regardless of how hard he plays on the field. Click the link below to read summaries of each week's chapter of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 17th

Rinne Chapter 236
Sakura tries her best to battle against the possessed Sabato but he has the upper hand, it will take the help of Renge and Rinne for her to best the wily thief. Click the link below to read all the latest chapter summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 16th

New Illustration for Traveling Show
Rumiko Takahashi has contributed a new illustration to the travelling exhibition "2D vs Katana" that is touring across Japan. It features different swords and illustrations by artists depicting various kinds of fictitous samurai wielding their katana. Thanks to KwokGromit for the news! Source: 2d-vs-katana.jp

May 4th

Rinne Chapter 235
Sakura is making some progress as she learns to exorcise lost spirits until the black fox comes along and circumstances leave Renge and Rinne helpless to the powerful evil fox spirit. Click the link below to read all the latest chapters. Also a reminder that there will be no new chapter next week due to the Golden Week holidays in Japan. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 26th

Rinne Chapter 234
In this chapter featuring a color page it seems Sakura might be on her way to becoming a shinigami as well. Sorry for the delay, an issue was late getting here and Takahashi took a week off as well. I've posted 234 (there was no chapter in issue 20). This coming week will run in issue 22/23, meaning there will be another week without a chapter following chapter 235. Click the link below to read all of the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 23rd

Mike Toole Show
Mike Toole has a nice overview of Rumiko Takahashi's anime as the feature of his weekly column at Anime News Network. Nothing too new, or anything that isn't covered here, but his work is always a well-written read and touches upon the new Blu-Ray release of Ranma 1/2 in the US. Source: Anime News Network

April 22nd

New Lum Kotobukiya Figure
September will mark the release of a new 1/7th scale Lum PVC statue from Kotobukiya. The figure shows Lum preparing for lift-off, twisting slightly on a moon and star base and will retail for 9000 yen. Thanks to Kwok for passing this news along. Source: Kotobukiya

April 10th

Rinne Chapter 233
A rainbow colored wish-granting bamboo shoot causes Rinne no shortage of headaches as he tries to keep the seedling intact while his friends all seem to want it in their stomachs. Click the link below to read all of the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 1st

Rinne Chapter 232
No April Fool's joke here, Rinne and Sakura meet a strange spirit stuck in 1993 as he runs around a cherry tree wearing a trash bag and they have to figure out what exactly his problem is. Click the link below for access to all chapter summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 30th

Enter to Win Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Set
You can win the all new Ranma ½ Blu-Ray box set by liking and sharing a post that will go live on our Facebook page tomorrow at 10am Eastern time. We'll pick a winner at random when the contest closes on Sunday, April 6th. Source: Rumic World

Big Comic Short Stories Collected
Big Comic’s two volume set of tankobon celebrating the short stories for their 45th anniversary. Artists include Junji Ito, Naoki Urusawa, Kenichi Kitami, Junichi Nojo, Moto Hagio,Hidenori Hara, and Daijiro Morohoshi in volume 1. Volume 2 features Yaro Abe, Yasuo Ohtagaki, Rumiko Takahashi, Tsuyoshi Nakaima, Yukinobu Hoshino, Fujihiko Hosono, and Shigeru Mizuki. If you missed any of the anniversary issues earlier in the year now is your chance to pick up some great short stories by some legendary authors. Source: Comics Natalie

March 27th

Weekly Manga Sales Ranking
Kyokai no Rinne volume 20 has been released in Japan and the sales figures for the first week are out. As par for course lately, the volume debuted in 41st place, selling 26,803 copies for the week of March 17-23rd. The top five volumes of the week are as follows:
1. Fairy Tail #42 by Hiro Mashima
2. Jojolion #6 by Hirohiko Araki
3. Space Brothers #23 by Chuya Koyama
4. Ace of Diamonds #40 by Yuji Terajima
5. Skip Beat! #34 by Yoshiki Nakamura
Source: Anime News Network

March 26th

Rinne Chapter 231
Masato continues to wreck havoc at Annette's house by summoning Cerberus to make a mess of her living room. Rinne tries his best to help Annette break the curse on her crystal ball but he comes up against an enemy he cannot best- a box that needs money to open. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Kotatsuneko Doll Goes on Sale
A large scale Kotatsuneko doll is going on sale in Japan and retailing for 15,540. Kotasuneko is a whopping 72cm (28.3 inches) tall and can be ordered at GlamOne online shops. He will be released in April from SK Japan. Thanks to Elizabeth for passing along this news. Source: March 18th

Rinne Chapter 230
In order to repair her cursed crystal ball Annette seeks a mystical key given to her by her grandmother. Unfortunately with grandma away, Annette has let her house become a mess and the key is proving elusive. Click the link below to read summaries of all of Kyokai no Rinne's chapters. Source:
Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 13th

Rinne Chapter 229
Masato returns with designs on Annette's crystal ball. Tainting the magical sphere he corrupts it so that it's predictions will help ruin Rinne's life. Click the link below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne chapter summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 4th

Rinne Chapter 228
Rinne battles evil spirits and hay fever thanks to Left and Right's newest invention, a pollen filled wreath that attaches to his scythe. Click the link to read the full summary of all the latest Kyokai no Rinne chapters. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 2nd

Inuyasha Leaves Adult Swim After 12 Years
Debuting on Adult Swim/Toonami in the United State in 2002, Inuyasha has aired nearly every week since. Tonight it was announced that the broadcast rights to the show have lapsed and it will be airing for the final time this morning. For many anime fans this was their introduction to the works of Rumiko Takahashi. Source: Toonami Tumblr

February 25th

Rinne Chapter 227
Rinne faces off with a ghostly goat that is trying to devour his receipts, it's a struggle to save money without wasting more. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 20th

Majo to Dinaa
Rumiko Takahashi will debut a new short story "Majo to dinaa" or "The Witch & Dinner" in Big Comic Original vol. 6 which will go on sale March 5th. Source: Big-3

Rumiko Takahashi for Eisner Hall of Fame?
Both Rumiko Takahashi and Hayao Miyazaki have been nominated to join the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. The Hall is one of the biggest honors in the comic book industry and the inductees will be announced at the San Diego Comic Con, July 24-27. Past Japanese inductees include Kazuo Koike, Katsuhiro Otomo, Osamu Tezuka and Goseki Kojima. Source: Asahi Shimbun

February 19th

Rinne Chapter 226
Rokumon has been eating the food left out for a deceased cat spirit and it is up to Rinne to figure out why the kitty is lingering around the home it lived in. click the link to see all the summaries for Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 11th

Rinne Chapter 225
Things continue to be complicated for Rinne as he tries to sort out the ghosts at the inn. Now Matsugo and Ageha are fighting over him and trying to put themselves into some dicey situations with the shinigami. Click the link below for all the latest Kyokai no Rinne news and summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 4th

Rinne Chapter 224
Rinne and his friends venture out to a remote hot spring and inn that is plagued by raging monkeys. In order to placate the ghostly owners, the shinigami must get rid of the pesky simians. Click the link below for all the latest Kyokai no Rinne news and summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 1st

Penguindrum Lum
Lily Hoshino, the character designer of the Penguindrum anime and numerous manga, posted a drawing on her Twitter account of Lum dressed as Himari Takakura Penguin-Lum I guess? Source: Anime News Network

January 28th

Rinne Chapter 223
In Kyokai no Rinne chapter 223, Ayame returns at Setsubun and her spirit is possessed by a wicked oni mask that takes pleasure in pelting people with beans. Click the link below to read all the summaries of weekly Kyokai no Rinne releases. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 27th

Ichiro Nagai (1931 - 2014)
It is with great sadness that we announce that Ichiro Nagai, one of the most prolific and beloved seiyuu in the industry, passed away in Hiroshima City today. Mr. Nagai was found in a hotel bathtub, and the official cause of death was ruled coronary artery disease. Among Takahashi fans Nagai is best known for his roles as Cherry in Urusei Yatsura, Happosai in Ranma 1/2, Yoreitaisei in Inuyasha and Mukaida in One-Pound Gospel. Toshio Furukawa, Akira Kamiya and Kappei Yamaguchi have all expressed shock and sadness at the loss on their respective twitter accounts. Source: Anime News Network

January 21st

Rinne Chapter 222
In Kyokai no Rinne chapter 222, "Newspaper Delivery" A classmate of Rinne's is plagued by newspapers materializing in his bedroom and slapping him across the face each morning, after some investigation it seems that the boy's great-grandfather's spirit is behind the attacks. Unfortunately his Kyushu-accent is too thick to understand why he's attacking the boy. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 14th

Rinne Chapter 221
In Kyokai no Rinne chapter 221, "Hated" Little Kuroboshi III is being ignored by Tamako after fleeing from some ghosts in her storeroom, Rinne tries to intervene on the little cat's behalf, but Tamako's irritation is not all that it seems. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 9th

Rinne Chapter 220
A new year of Kyokai no Rinne manga goodness begins as the gang investigates the mystery of the Good Fortune Pot! Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 1st

12th Annual Rumic World Quiz Winners
For the first time in our history we have two winners, both Greg Lee and Eva Szabo both got 19 out of 20 questions correct and then submitted the tie-breaking answer at almost exactly the same time. Our congratulations to both winners! Source: Rumic World


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This Week's Shonen Sunday

Big Comic Superior

35th Anniversary Interview

Manga

  • Rinne Vol. 15- July 8, 2014
  • Rinne Vol. 16- November 11, 2014
  • Ranma ½ 2-in-1 Vol. 4- September 2, 2014
  • Ranma ½ 2-in-1 Vol. 5- November 3, 2014
  • Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 2- June 24, 2014
  • Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 22- August 18, 2014
  • Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 23- November 11, 2014
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 13- January 18, 2014
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 14- February 18, 2014
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 15- March 18, 2014
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 16- April 18, 2014
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 17- May 16, 2014
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 18- June 18, 2014
  • Watashi wa Sky Short Story- March 5

Anime

  • Ranma 1/2 Blu-Ray Set 1- March 25, 2014
  • Ranma 1/2 Blu-Ray Set 2- June 24, 2014
  • Urusei Yatsura Beautiful Dreamer Blu-Ray- January 15, 2015

Other Products

  • Lum Art FX Figure - September 30, 2014
  • Lum Goods Set A - August 2, 2014
  • Lum Goods Set B - September 2, 2014