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February 9

Lum and Ranma in New Mobile Game
Square-Enix's Schoolgirl Strikers 2 mobile game is set to feature Lum and Ranma from Urusei Yatsura and Ranma ½. Both Fumi Hirano and Megumi Hayashibara return to voice the characters. The game features multiple outfits for both girls as well as guest costumes of Ukyo and Benten for the rest of the cast. The collaboration runs from February 8 through the 27, 2019. Source: Crunchyroll & Schoolgirl Strikers 2 Homepage

January 24

Takahashi Wins Grand Prix D'Angoulme
Rumiko Takahashi has become the second Japanese artist to win the prestigious Grand Prix D'Angoulme. “In a society that does not accept differences … Rumiko Takahashi has always focused on highlighting the outsiders and the eccentrics,” the organizer said in a statement, and went on to cite her works as “extremely progressive.” Katsuhiro Otomo previous won the award in 2015. Source: Japan Times

January 21

Takahashi Nominated for French Comic Prize
Takahashi has made the short list for the prestigious Grand Prix D'Angoulme award alongside Chris Ware and Emmanuel Guibert. Takahashi is said to be the frontrunner for the French comic award. Source: Comics Beat

January 11

Urusei Yatsura Cafes Open
To celebrate Urusei Yatsura's anniversary, a series of themed cafes will be opening throughout Japan selling Lum inspired food and a variety of goods (with a few Maison Ikkoku bits mixed in). Thanks to Ian for passing along this news. Source: Crunchy Roll

December 28

Masato Suga Passes Away
Pony Canyon music producer Masato Suga passed away on December 11th at the age of 59 from pneumonia. With his work at Pony Canyon, Suga produced albums for Kikuko Inoue as well as work within the Ranma 1/2 anime series as well. Thanks to Ian Lepard for the news. Source: Anime News Network

December 4

New Series From Takahashi
Rumiko Takahashi's next manga will begin in Spring 2019 according to Shonen Sunday 2019 Issue 1. No details about characters or story are available yet, but she is hard at work on the early chapters. Source: Mantan-Web.jp

November 11

Urusei Yatsura & Kuboto
Kubota, makers of heavy industrial agricultural equipment have released a promotional video featuring images of manga characters eating rice. The manga shown include Urusei Yatsura, Hayate the Combat Butler, Afro Tanaka, Karakai Jōzu no Takagi-san & Tsurumoku Dokushin Ryō. Source: YouTube

Ranma ½ Temperature Change Mugs
New hot & cold change mugs featuring images of Ranma ½ character shifting back and forth from their Jusenkyo curses depending on the temperature of the mug go on sale November 19th and retail for 1620 yen. Source: Comics Natalie

October 23

Kouji Tsujitani Passes Away
More sad news as beloved seiyuu Kouji Tsujitani has passed away. Mr. Tsujitani voiced Miroku in Inuyasha, Hiroshi in Ranma 1/2, Yakumo in 3x3 Eyes, Dewey in Eureka Seven, and Tylor in Irresponsible Captain Tylor and many, many more. Mr. Tsujitani was married to fellow Inuyasha castmate Kumiko Watanabe, the voice of Shippo. Source: Anime News Network

September 3

Miyoko Asou Passes Away
Sad news as Miyoko Asou, best known to Takahashi fans as the voice of Cologne from Ranma ½ has died. She was 92 years old. In addition to playing Cologne, she was also the voice of Fune Isono in "Sazae-san", a role she played for 46 years. Source: Anime News Network

August 31

Urusei Yatsura Pop Up Store Arrives
An Urusei Yatsura pop up shop is arriving in Japan, with the Osaka branch opening from September 20th to October 1st. The store features clear folders, postcards and a set of pins based on the cover of each volume of the manga series. Thanks to Ian for passing along this news! Source: Crunchy Roll

August 30

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast on Urusei Yatsura
The latest episode of the Anime Nostalgia Podcast focuses on the 40th anniversary of Urusei Yatsura and has a nice mention of our Tomobiki-cho website with fond remembrances of its early days. Source: The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

August 20

Mike Toole Talks Ocean Group
The Mike Toole Show discusses the Canadian English dubbing industry, particularly Ocean Group. Ocean Group was responsible for a large number of Viz dubs in the 1990s and 2000s, particularly almost all of Rumiko Takahashi's English dubs. Source: Anime News Network

August 5

Urusei Yatsura Stamp Set
The 40th anniversary of Urusei Yatsura continues with a just announced stamp set featuring the artwork of Rumiko Takahashi. The collectors set includes a page of ten stamps, a stamp holder, color art set, and daily calendar. The set will ship on December 3rd. Source: Anime News Network

Seiyuu Divorce
Koichi Yamadera, best known to Takahashi fans as the voice of Ryoga Hibiki, announced on Twitter that he and his wife, fellow voice actor Rie Tanaka are divorcing after six years of marriage. Source: Anime News Network

August 1

Takahashi Provides Cover Illustration
Rumiko Takahashi has provided a cover illustration for Tomoji Nobuta's new novel "Kumagami Fujin". This is not the first time Takahashi has provided cover designs or interior illustrations for a light novel, having previously done so in the 1990s on a series of detective stories. Thanks to Ian for passing along the news. Source: Anime News Network

July 21

Rumiko Takahashi Inducted into Comics Hall of Fame
The fourth times the charm as Rumiko Takahashi is finally inducted into Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame. Miss Takahashi was previously nominated in 2014, 2016 and 2017. She also won the prestigious Inkpot Award in 1994. Source: Anime News Network

July 19

Urusei Yatsura Re-Release in English
One of the early manga originally published by Viz, Urusei Yatsura was never completed by the company after being cancelled in the mid-1990s. At San Diego Comic Con Viz has offically announced it will release the entire series with a new translation in 2-in-1 format starting in spring 2019. Many years ago Rumic World was involved with "Project ILM" our, and many of our message board member's effort to translate the rest of the series. We are happy to annouce Viz's plans to see an official release that is so well deserved for the classic series. Thanks to Valerie Diamante for the excellent and exciting news! Source: Anime News Network

June 25

Nabe restaurant celebrates UY Anniversary
The nabe/hot pot restaurant Akakara is celebrating Urusei Yatsura's 40th anniversary with two themed hot pots added to the menu as well as a series of collector's plates featuring Lum. The UY promotion will run from July 20th through August 19th. The t-shirts will sell for 3000 yen each while the commemorative plates and hot pot bowl will sell for 10,000 yen. Thanks to Ian for the news. Source: Anime News Network

June 17

UY Themed Clothing
Some very 80s inspired looks with an Urusei Yatsura flair are coming to stores in Japan thanks to clothing line "earth music & ecology". Subtle prints featuring Lum and even jewelry inspired by the series will be hitting Japanese stores this summer. Thanks to Ian for passing along the news. Source: Crunchy Roll

June 12

Akemi Takada Exhibition
Character designer for Urusei Yatsura, Patlabor, Kimagure Orange Road and Creamy Mami is having a gallery exhibition in honor of her 40th anniversary in the anime industry. A collection of her original works will be shown at Tokyu Department Store Kichijoji in Tokyo. Tickets cost 800 yen and the show will run from June 28th through July 4th. Source: Anime News Network

May 29

Urusei Yatsura's 40th Anniversary
Thank You Marts in Japan is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Urusei Yatsura in Japan with numerous retro goods, including bags, buttons, compacts and keychains. The series debuted in Shonen Sunday in 1978. Source: Anime News Network

April 7

Rumors of New Work in Sunday
Tsukuru Magazine in Japan reports talk of Takahashi publishing work in her longtime home magazine, Shonen Sunday again soon. Though she has published short stories there before, mostly likely this will be her next serial. Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available. Thanks Ian for passing this news along. Source: Anime News Network

March 31

New Short Story - Futari no Ie
Rumiko Takahashi's annual "Rumic Theater" short story for Big Comic Original has been announced in the April 5th issue. The title of the story is "Futari no Ie" (Room for Two). Source: Big Comic

February 10

New Short Story - Empty Apartment
Big Comic will be publishing Rumiko Takahashi's annual short story this year. The story is entitled "Nanimonai Heya" (The Empty Apartment) and will appear in the February 24th issue (vol. 5) of the magazine. Big Comic is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is best known as the home for long-running assassin manga "Golgo 13". Source: Big Comic

Ranma Cast Reunion at Ranma-Themed Cafe
Rumiko Takahashi met with many of the cast members from the Ranma anime for a meal at one of the Ranma-themed cafes currently popping up in Japan. At the dinner were: Ryunosuke Obayashi (Soun), Rumiko Takahashi, Kenichi Ogata (Genma), Megumi Hayashibara (female Ranma), Noriko Hidaka (Akane), Kappei Yamaguchi (male Ranma), Rei Sakuma (Shampoo) and Naoko Matsui (Azusa). Kappei Yamaguchi mentioned among his own photos on Twitter that Hiromi Tsuru (Ukyo), Ichiro Nagai (Happosai) and Hirotaka Suzuoki (Tatewaki Kuno) were all there in spirit (they each have passed away in recent years). Thanks to Ian for passing along the link! Source: February 8

Fashions Inspired by Tendo Sisters
Stripe Club is selling a new fashion label (earth music&ecology) inspired by anime and manga. Their second collection features pieces inspired by the fashions worn by the Tendo sisters in Ranma ½. Now you can dress like Kasumi, Nabiki and Akane. Orders are being taken until February 13th with items shipping in May. Thanks to Ian for passing along this news. Source:
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January 29

More Ranma Cafe Photos
More great images of the Ranma Cafe (up until February 25th) can be seen at the link below, lots of good merchandise shots and details images and comments on the good (and intentionally Akane-like not so good) food being served there.Thanks to Misael Joel Vera for passing along the link! Source: Sora News 24

January 28

Good Smile Company Announces Next Nendoroid
Good Smile Company who recently released a Nendoroid figure of Lum will next produce a Rinne Rokudo Nendoroid. The figure will come with three different faces, his scythe, multiple hands to hold a paper rose, removable haori of the underworld, and Rokumon. The figure has a release date of May 2018. Source: Good Smile Company

Chihayafuru 10th Anniversary Celebration
The first issue of 2018's Be-Love shojo magazine from Kodansha includes a celebration of Chihayafuru's 10th anniversary. The special issue includes art by such manga luminaries as Rumiko Takahashi, Gosho Aoyama, Hiromu Arakawa, and Hirohiko Araki. Source: Anime News Network

January 18

Takahashi Nominated for Eisner Hall of Fame
Takahashi has been nominated for the Eisner Aware "Hall of Fame" for the fourth time in recent years. Previous hall of fame mangaka include Katsuhiro Otomo, Osamu Tezuka and Takahashi's mentor Kazuo Koike. The full list of nominees can be found below and includes many iconic international comicbook artists including the creators of Judge Dredd and Dave Gibbons of Watchmen fame. Thanks to Jeffrey for passing along the news! Source: Comic-Con.org

January 14, 2018

Seiyuu's Relationship Announced
Suzuko Mimori, best known as the seiyuu behind the voice of Suzu in Kyokai no Rinne, Sora Takenouchi in Digimon Adventure tri. and Nanasami Momozono in Kamisama Kiss has announced via her Twitter that she is dating famed Japanese professional wrestler and current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Source: Anime News Network

December 15th

Kyokai no Rinne Finale - Chapter 398
Rinne rushes to find Sakura at the Wheel of Reincarnation and finds her safely waiting for him. In the aftermath of the ordeal things begin to change between the two and they finally start to move their relationship past merely begin friends. Congratulations to Rumiko Takashi and to all the Kyokai no Rinne fans on the ending of an excellent series. After eight years and 40 volumes of Kyokai no Rinne, Rumic World will continue to keep everyone abreast of what is to come in the future after a well-deserved vacation for our favorite mangaka. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 3rd

Rinne Chapter 397
Sabato tries to make things right by replacing Sakura's lost bracelet with another tricket made of barrier stones, but when Sakura comes into contact with water from the Sanzu River she is swept away to the Wheel of Reincarnation with Rinne in close pursuit as the series nears its finale. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 3rd

Kaori Shimizu Marries
Kaori Shimizu has announced on her blog that she has recently married. The groom has no connections to the entertainment industry. Shimizu is best known to Takahashi fans as the voice of Yuka in Inuyasha, as well as Lain in Serial Experiments Lain, and Ekuryua in Banner of the Stars. Congratulations to the happy couple! Source: Kaori Shimizu's Blog

Rinne Chapter 396
Sakura thinks more and more about why Rinne would destroy the bracelet he gave to her and she comes to a realization- he only saw their friendship in financial terms and nothing more. Rinne misreads her comments and seems to think everything might be okay between the two of them as they seem to be drifting further apart. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 26th

Rinne Manga Ending Announced
In chapter 396 which will be published on Wednesday, November 29th the title page announces that "Three more chapters until the final story". Kyokai no Rinne has been published weekly in Shonen Sunday since 2009. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Rinne Chapter 395
Renge reveals that the barrier stone powering the Sanzu machine will slowly weather away leaving Rinne with nothing to prove he cares about memory of his and Sakura's trip together. Sabato realizes if he wants the machine to continue running he will need Sakura's bracelet as well. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 22nd

Rinne Chapter 394
Renge's betrayal proves to be more short-lived than it initially seemed and Sabato's plan is turned on its head. Spirits flood into the world of the living as Rinne struggles to find Sakura's missing bracelet. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 17th

Hiromi Tsuru Dies
Sad news, Hiromi Tsuru best known to Takahashi fans as Ukyo Kuonji in Ranma ½, Asuna Kujo in Maison Ikkoku and Sister Angela in One Pound Gospel was found dead in her car on the side of the freeway in Japan. It was later revealed she had a tear in the aorta connected to her heart. Tsuru was 57 years old. In addition to her extensive work in Takahashi anime she also played Bluma in the Dragon Ball series, Madoka Ayukawa in Kimagure Orange Road, Reiko Mikami in Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Meryl Strife in Trigun and Leona Ozaki in Dominion: Tank Police. Additionally she played Dr. Naomi Hunter in the Metal Gear Solid video game series. Source: Kotaku

November 12th

Rinne Chapter 393
Rinne discovers that the Demashigami Company is behind the purchase of his bracelet which holds much more power than he realized. Sabato plans to flood the human world with the Sanzu River and steal souls on a genocidal level far beyond any of his earlier schemes. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 5th

Rinne Chapter 392
Rinne's problems continue as the fallout from the hanging school continues to wreck his life. Sakura confronts him about selling his half of their matching bracelets and Rinne realizes that Rokumon was tricked by another forged letter. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 29th

Rinne Chapter 391
The hanging scroll has started to drive Rinne's friends away but he soon realizes what has happened with Rokumon who thinks Rinne fired him. You can read all the latest chapter summaries at the link below. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 23rd

Real Life Cat Cafe
In the continuing celebration of Ranma 1/2's 30th anniversary this year, "THE GUEST cafe and diner" is working with Shogakukan to open multiple cafe's featuring menu items inspired by characters and scenes from the series. There is also a virtual reality aspect featuring Shampoo serving the guest their ramen. The restaurants will open on November 9th in Shinsaibashi, Nagoya on November 22nd, and Ikebukuro in January of 2018. Source: Anime News Network

October 22nd

Rinne Chapter 390
Rinne takes on a challenging exorcism of a painting that initially seems like easy money. But after success seems to be in Rinne's future he sends Rokumon away suddenly. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 18th

Takahashi Contributes to Aoyama Tribute
Along with other legendary mangaka such as Mitsuru Adachi, Rei Hiroe, Inio Asano and Monkey Punch, Rumiko Takahashi is contributing congratulations and artwork to a book dedicated to the creation of Gosho Aoyama's long-running "Detective Conan" series. Source: Anime News Network

Takahashi Contributes to To-Love-Ru Tribute As Well
Additionally Takahashi is contributing an illustration to the anniversary book celebrating "To Love-Ru -Trouble- along with Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball), Nobuhiko Watsuki (Rurouni Kenshin), Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), and Hajime Isayama (Attack on Titan). Source: Anime News Network

October 15th

Rinne Chapter 389
Sakura and Rinne go on their first real date thanks to Rinne winning a pair of tickets for a bus tour. Sadly however the smells and noise of the bus make Rinne quite ill. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 8th

Rinne Chapter 388
Rinne struggles to dismantle Ageha's mantis-enhanced scythe but all of his attempts look as if he is making passes at his fellow shinigami right in front of Sakura. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 1st

Rinne Chapter 387
Ageha suddenly turns into a workhorse able to out hustle Rinne when it comes to exorcising ghosts. With Rinne's livelihood threatened he goes to any lenghts to get the old Ageha back, including telling her how much he liked the way she used to be. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 24th

Kyokai no Rinne Anime Ending
A scene after the credits of episode 75, reveals that this will, in fact, be the final episode of Kyokai no Rinne. The final scene included a drawing of the cast by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga continues weekly in Shonen Sunday. Source: Rumic World

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 75
Matsugo's devises an ultimate plan to break up Sakura and Rinne using a haunted house made by Shinigami. Will Sakura and Rinne be able to overcome his scheme? Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 386
Rinne and Tsubasa continue to investigate the case of the ex-exorcist spirit that insists on impersonating Sakura to torment them, they begin to dig into his past to find clues and are surprised with what turns up. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 17th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 74
Rinne and his mother team up to battle the Money Spirit, while Ageha goes dog catching and Renge gets a part time job. Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 385
Tsubasa receives a case involving the ghost of an exorcist who had fallen in love with a woman from the west. When he tries to help the ghost hunter's spirit pass on to the next life however, the ghost changes itself to look like Sakura, meaning that Tsubasa can not bring himself to send the ghost away. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 10th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 72 & 73
In this week's episode of Kyokai no Rinne, Rinne battles a haunted mannequin and an evil goat. Source: Rumic World

September 4th

Rinne Chapter 384
A house is haunted with a strange curse- every mess made inside is cleaned up. It seems that Rinne's parents, Ichigo and Sabato have some connection to the place as well. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 27th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 71
Could Rinne be a thief? The entire school seems to think so as a vending machine scheme seemingly catches Rinne red-handed. Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 383
After a week off due to the double Sunday issue, Rinne returns and faces down the "Curse of Mammon" from Masato. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Ranma 1/2 30th Anniversary Goods
Cospa is releasing a set of bags, t-shirts and keychains to celebrate Ranma 1/2's 30th anniversary this year. Thanks to Ian Lepard for the news. Source: Crunchyroll

August 20th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 70
A trio of cases get both Rinne's mother and Sakura's mother mixed up in this week's wacky adventures. Source: Rumic World

August 14th

Beautiful Dreamer Blu-Ray Release
Discotek has released more information on their upcoming Urusei Yatsura Movie 2 release. It will be in a 16:9 ratio, and have both it's classic English dub as well as a subtitle track, and director's commentary track from Mamoru Oshii. Source: Anime News Network

August 13th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 69
A trio of stories finds Rinne battling against a meat bun man, a seemingly demonic hill, and even Rokumon himself. Source: Rumic World

August 10th

Rinne Chapter 381 & 382
In the two latest chapters Annette sees a future where it seems she is no longer working at the school and sets out to discover why. This leads Rinne and the others to find her at a rural campground chasing fairies as a test of her witchcraft skills. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 68
Rinne enters a dream world to get to the bottom of nightmares that have him pairing up with Matsugo in more than a friendly way. Source: Rumic World

July 30th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 67
In Kyokai no Rinne episode 67, a trio of stories finds Rinne manipulated into helping Annette, Left and Right and Kain with almost nothing to show for it. Source: Rumic World

July 27th

Rinne Chapter 379 & 380
In a pair of chapters Kain is seeing a matchmaker about marrying a rich girl which pushes Renge to confess that she is a demashigami. When she realizes what she has done it is up to Rinne to try and figure out if he should help her mend things with Kain. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 26th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 66
While most teachers are supposed to solve problems for their students, Annette causes quite a few for Rinne in this week's episode. Source: Rumic World

July 19th

Rinne Chapter 378
A freshman classmate calls Rinne in when the spirit of a dress seems to be destroying her life. Sakura tries to help but will she be skinny enough to sooth the dress which no one can squeeze into? Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 16th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 65
Rinne goes ghost busting with his mother, tracks down a money hungry spirit and confronts a mean streak in his grandmother, all in this week's episode. Source: Rumic World

July 15th

Ranma 1/2 30th Anniversary Stamps
The Japanese Postal Service is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Ranma 1/2 with a collection of stamps. The set includes stamps, a calendar, and a holder to display the stamps for 4,200 yen. Source: Anime News Network

July 14th

Rinne Chapter 377
Rinne is investigating the haunting of a public pool complex when Shoma and his reincarnated mother show up to add to his complications. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 11th

Shogakukan Manga App
As part of the launch of the Shogakukan Manga App, Shonen Sunday is giving away numerous prizes, including signed art by Rei Hiroe (Black Lagoon), a signed baseball by Mitsuru Adachi (Mix), and the name, or rough sketches for chapter 377 of Kyokai no Rinne by Rumiko Takahashi. Source: Web Sunday

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 64
Rinne's reunion with his mother becomes much more complicated than either of them could have ever imagined. Source: Rumic World

July 2nd

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 63
At long last, Rinne's mother Otome reveals herself. Why would she walk out on her own family? Source: Rumic World

June 25th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 62
A trio of summer stories finds Rinne and company at the beach, celebrating Obon, and attending a festival. Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 374 & 375
On a tight budget Rokumon gets wrapped up in a little ghost girl that is caught in a trap, and then Left comes to Rinne looking for help in finding Right, but Rinne is more interested in his missing scythe. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 24th

ANNCast on Takahashi
This week's Anime News Network podcast covers the work of Rumiko Takahashi including some discussion of Kyokai no Rinne (though most of it focuses on her 1980s and 1990s work). Thanks to Jeffrey Roberie for the heads up! Source: Anime News Network

June 20th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 61
Rinne teams up with his teacher Annette to battle some angry faeries, plus two more stories in this week's episode. Source: Rumic World

June 13th

Rinne Chapter 373
Matsugo is much more clever than Rinne gives him credit for as he slips out of the trap at the haunted church, but when Anju is endangered everyone is surprised by Matsugo's actions. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 11th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 60
Renge's double life as a member of the Damashigami Company and straight A student in love with Kain come to a head in this week's episode. Source: Rumic World

June 6th

Rinne Chapter 372
It seems as if Matsugo has moved on from his infatuation with Rinne, but Rinne wants to ensure his "friend" doesn't change his mind by trying to get him to marry Anju. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 4th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 59
The trio of tales finds Rinne and Sabato reconnecting with their past, a mischevious spirit named Minerva wrecking havoc for Tsubasa, and a clean-up of the Sanzu River that ends in chaos. Source: Rumic World

New Kyokai no Rinne Theme- "Setsuna Yumemishi
Keytalk is returning to record the next opening theme for Kyokai no Rinne beginning in July, entitled "Setsuna Yumemishi," according to the 29th issue of Shonen Sunday, out next week. On June 14th, the magazine will reveal who will perform the next ending theme. Source: Anime News Network

May 30th

Rinne Chapter 371
After hearing the strange voice of a ghost, Rinne and Sakura discover the spirit of a parrot that repeats rather mysterious and sinister things that might suggest something terrible happened to its owner. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 28th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 58
The trio of stories this week finds Rinne protecting Renge, dealing with the Mikazukido twins, and dodging a date with Matsugo. Source: Rumic World

May 26th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 57
With three more stories taking place in this week's episode you probably won't find anything else as entertaining as a man wearing a duck tutu, juggling plates. Source: Rumic World

May 19th

Rinne Chapter 369 & 370
Volume 38 begins with Rinne helping Kuroboshi III with another ghost problem and then moving on to assist Bijin when she is jilted by Rinne's father. You can read all of the latest chapter summaries by clicking the link below. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 14th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 56
Another set of three stories finds Rinne investigating a legendary bird, the spirit of a bride, and a safe from Hell itself. Source: Rumic World

May 7th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 55
A trio of stories finds Rinne coming into comflict with his family over training a new black cat, and possibly stealing money from his father, and a special bamboo shoot from Kain. Source: Rumic World

April 30th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 54
A mysterious new teacher with supernatural abilities arrives at Sankai High: Annette Hitomi Anematsuri! Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 368
Volume 37 of the manga wraps up with Ayame's rampaging spirit continuing to wreck havoc until the real Ayame returns to try and set things right with her new special training. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 23rd

Rinne Chapter 367
Ayame's disembodied spirit once again begins to cause trouble for Tsubasa as it begins to snap secret, private photographs of him. When Ayame tries to step in to put a stop to it things begin to escalate. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 53
This week Rinne has to deal with cleaning the Wheel of Reincarnation, dealing with Left and Right's shading business practices and helping a fellow student cursed by a constant rain cloud. Source: Rumic World

April 20th

New Lum Nendoroid Figure
Good Smile Company has annouced plans to release a Nendoroid version of Lum from Urusei Yatsura. The figure comes with multiple facial expressions, a plate of her spicy home cooking and a bolt of lightning. Good Smile Company previously made a Figma version of Lum (as well as Kagome Higurashi from Inuyasha). The figure is scheduled for a September 2017 release and will retail for 4,444 yen. Source: Good Smile Company

April 19th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 52
Rinne tackles two cases around the school, one involving the track team and the second the art club! Source: Rumic World

April 16th

Rinne Chapter 366
The captured spirit of a mop-like dog was forgotten about by Ageha and has now grown out of control as it rampages through her home cleaning up everything it rolls across, including snagging her black cat, Oboro, in its thick fur. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

SH Figuarts Ryoga
The first marketing photos of the new SH Figuarts Ryoga Hibiki figure have been unveiled. Thanks to Ian for sending them our way. Ryoga comes with his umbrella and backpack along with many changable hand and face pieces. Source: Comics Natalie

Kyokai no Rinne Cafe in Ueno
A Rinne themed cafe has opened in Ueno in collaboration with "Sweets Paradise". The shop includes many Rinne themed food items including soups, drinks and desserts. Source: Sweets Paradise

April 9th

Kyokai no Rinne Episode 51
Rinne returns in the beginning of Season 3 and battles his father for an elite Gold Shinigami License! Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 365
Following the two week break for Sunday to run "A Thousand Years of Innocence" Kyokai no Rinne returns with Rinne receiving a love letter at school and promise of getting 5,000 yen he was owed. Unfortunately he does not remember the girl nor why she would owe him any money. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 5th

New Short Story - Futeikei Famirii
Big Comic Spirits has annouced Takahashi's annual short story in their publication- Futeikei Famirii (Amorphous Family). The story will appear in the 8th issue of this year's Big Comic Original (on newsstands today) and will focus on a man who is taking care of his elderly parents when his wife suddenly annouces she wants a divorce. Thanks to Elizabeth for passing along the news! Source: Comics Natalie

Rinne Season 3 Streaming
The Anime Network has annouced theyw ill be streaming the third season of Rinne in the United States, Canada and Latin America beginning on April 8th at 7:00 am. The stream will keep parity with the weekly episode releases in Japan where the series is broadcast on NHK-E TV Saturdays at 5:35 pm. Thanks to Ian for the news tip! Source: Anime News Network

March 20th

Rinne Voice Actors Interviewed
Kappei Yamaguchi (male Ranma/Inuyasha/Sabato) discusses his excitement about reuniting with Megumi Hayashibara (female Ranma/Otome) in the third season of Kyokai no Rinne along with comments from Marina Inoue (Sakura) and Kaito Ishikawa (Rinne). Source: Anime Now

March 19th

Rinne Chapter 364
Shoma gets his head stuck in a tight spot between a maibox and a small shrine on the street but his pride prevents him from letting Rinne help him, even in front of Isago. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 17th

Updated Cast Images
Cast photos have been released for the Inuyasha stage play showing Hiroki Sana as Sesshomaru, Yukihiro Takaguchi as Miroku, Kaoru Noguchi as Kaede, and Ryou Kimura as Naraku. Source: Comics Natalie

March 16th

Sentai Licenses Rinne Season 3
As they did with the first two seasons, Sentai Filmworks has announced before the third season debuts in Japan, that they have obtained the license to distribute the series in North America. The 3rd season debuts April 8th. Source: Anime News Network

March 15th

New Short Story Debut
Shonen Sunday will feature a new two chapter short story to celebrate the 200 million copies of collected volumes sold over the course of Rumiko Takahashi's career. The two mini-series will be called "Sennen no Mushin" (A Thousand Years of Innocence). Source: Crunchyroll

200 Million Volumes Sold
With the 35th volume of Kyokai no Rinne, Rumiko Takahashi surpassed the 200 million volumes sold mark over the course of her career. Shonen Sunday volume 17 and the May issue of Shonen Sunday Super (on newstands March 22 & 25th respectively) will mark this special occasion with feature articles on Takahashi. Source: Anime News Network

29 Artists Pay Tribute to Takahashi
Starting with an illustration of Lum by Mitsuru Adachi, illustrations by 29 other manga artists will honor Takahashi's milestone of 200 million collected volumes of work sold in the 17th and 18th issues of Shonen Sunday. Source: Anime News Network

Katte na Yatsura to be Republished and 1 Page Special
The May issue of Shonen Sunday Super will republish Takahashi's first published story, Katte na Yatsura (Those Obnoxious Aliens) to commemorate her sales milestone of 200 million copies sold. Additionally a single page special "Rekidai Tantou ga Erabu 1 Page" along with the annoucement of oversize cards featuring Takahashi's iconic heroines will also debut in the May issue (on newstands March 25th). Source: Crunchyroll & Anime News Network

March 8th

Kyokai no Rinne Ending Theme
The upcoming 3rd season of Kyokai no Rinne will feature J-Pop group Softly performing their song "Suki Nano Kana" (I Wonder if it's Love). It was previously announced that Yoru no Honki Dance will perform "Shiny" for the 3rd season's opening theme. Source: Anime News Network

Important Rinne Announcement
Rumiko Takahashi will be taking a two week break from Kyokai no Rinne in Shonen Sunday issues 16 and 17. While the series will resume in the 18th issue, the 17th issue is due to have an "important" announcement regarding Takahashi's series. Source: Anime News Network

Kagome and Kikyo Live Action Photos
Photos of Yumi Wakatsuki as Kagome and Junna Itou as Kikyo have been published, both actresses are starring in the new theatrical stage play adaptation of Inuyasha. Thanks to Ian for passing along this news. Source: Anime News Network

March 5th

Rinne Chapter 363
The stolen box continues to change hands as Sabato makes an attempt to turn the item in for the reward only to be recognized by his scratched face. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 28th

Kyokai no Rinne Season 3 Opening Theme
Yoru no Honki Dance has been announced as the band contributing their song "Shiny" as the opening theme song of the upcoming third season of Kyokai no Rinne. New episodes will begin airing on NHK-E on April 8th. Source: Anime News Network

February 26th

Rinne Chapter 362
After taking a week off last week, Rinne returns as he tracks down a stolen puzzle box that his father snatched from Kain. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 23rd

Sumi Shimamoto Wins Award
Sumi Shimamoto, best known as the voice of Kyoko Otonashi was announced as the winner of the Kazue Takahashi Award at the 11th Annual Seiyuu Awards. The ceremony will be held on March 18th. Thanks to Ian for the news update. Source: Anime News Network

February 15th

New Rinne Cast Members Announced
Veteran Takahashi voice actress Megumi Hayashibara (female Ranma) has been cast as Rinne's mother, Otome. Additionally Miyuki Sawashiro will play Rinne's witch/teacher Annette. Thanks to Ian and Jeffrey for passing along this news! Source: Comics Natalie

February 14th

Kaneta Kimotsuki Remembered
Legendary seiyuu Kaneta Kimotsuki passed away on October 20th, and a memorial was held in his honor on February 6th. Perhaps best known as the voice of Suneo in Doraemon and the Conductor in Galaxy Express 999, Kimotsuki portrayed Saya in Inuyasha: Swords of an Honorable Ruler and Soban and Dracula in Urusei Yatsura. Tomokazu Seki and a tearful Kappei Yamaguchi both delivered tributes. Source: Anime News Network

February 12th

Rinne Chapter 361
A lonely ghost needs help making Valentine's Day chocolates but her recipes involve revenge, bitterness and spite. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 5th

Rinne Chapter 360
Rinne seemingly hits the jackpot when he is given 10,000 yen, but soon finds that money never comes to him easily when he is haunted by the face on the bill. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

New Inuyasha Stage Play
A brand new presentation of Inuyasha will debut this year on stage in Japan. The play will star Yutaka Kyan from the band Golden Bomber as Inuyasha. This is the third time that Inuyasha will be adapted for the theater following two successful month long runs in 2000 and 2001. Takahashi commented, "I love plays, so I am looking forward to seeing how it will be done." Yutaka Kyan posted "I will do my best not to be criticized by the fans of Inuyasha" to his official Twitter account following the announcement. The complete cast list is as follows:
Inuyasha: Yutaka Kyan
Kagome Higurashi: Yumi Wakatsuki
Sesshomaru: Hiroki Sana
Kikyo: Junna Ito
Miroku: Yukihiro Taniguchi
Kaede: Kaoru Noguchi
Oshou: Kenichi Kobayashi
Naraku: Ryo Kimura Source: Anime News Netwrok

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