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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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Manga

  • Inuyasha VIZBIG Vol. 15- May 14, 2013
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG Vol. 16- August 13, 2013
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG Vol. 17- November 12, 2013
  • Inuyasha VIZBIG Vol. 18- February 11, 2014
  • Rinne Vol. 12- July 9, 2013
  • Rinne Vol. 13- November 12, 2013
  • Rinne Vol. 14- March 4, 2014
  • Ranma ½ 2-in-1 Vol. 1- March 11, 2014
  • Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 16- April 18, 2013
  • Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 17- June 18, 2013
  • Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 18- September 18, 2013
  • Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 19- December 18, 2013
  • Heroes Comeback Earthquake Relief- March 2013
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 6- June 18, 2013
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 7- July 18, 2013
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 8- August 16, 2013
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 9- September 18, 2013
  • Inuyasha Wideban Vol. 10- November 18, 2013
  • Watashi wa Sky Short Story- March 5
  • Rumic World 35th Anniversary 3 vol. set- June 27

Anime

  • Inuyasha The Final Act Set 2 DVD/Blu-Ray- February 12
  • Inuyasha Movies Blu-Ray Set- March 20
  • Rumic Theater Live Action DVD Release- February 6
  • Urusei Yatsura Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 1- March 27
  • Urusei Yatsura Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 2- July 31
  • Urusei Yatsura Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 3- November 27
  • Urusei Yatsura Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 4- March 26, 2014
  • Maison Ikkoku Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 1- December 25
  • Maison Ikkoku Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 2- April 23, 2014
  • Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 1- May 24
  • Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 2- September 18
  • Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Boxset Vol. 3- January 24, 2014

Other Products

  • Ten PVC Figure - December