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December

December 28th

Do As Infinity Concert
Do As Infinity has announced that their concert on Thursday will be partiall streamed for free on the Nico Nico Douga site. Songs from Inuyasha as well as new songs from their new album Eight will be featured. Source: Anime News Network

December 23rd

Japanese Comic Rankings
In its debut week of December 13 - 19th, Kyokai no Rinne volume 6 sold 35,539 copies to rank in 29th place. Just below Ryuroden: Chugen Royran-hen #8 and just above Real Clothes #11. Nodame Cantabile # 25 was in first with 568,634 copies. Source: Anime News Network

December 22nd

Rinne Chapter 77 Online
After a week off Kyokai no Rinne returns and wraps up volume 8 and the story of the strangling scarf just in time for Christmas. Happy holidays everyone! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 17th

Rinne Chapter 77 Online
We've got the summary for the cozy, winter-themed chapter of Kyokai no Rinne up. Please not that there will be no new chapter next week as Shonen Sunday will be on vacation. Chapter 78 will be released on December 22nd. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Hanshin Tigers Lum Figurine
A new Lum figurine/statuette is being released in collaboration with the Hanshin Tigers baseball team. The statue shows a very young Lum wearing a Tigers baseball cap and catching a baseball in a mit. Click the link below to see the statue for yourself. It will retail for 1,890 yet and is available this month. Source: Websunday.net

December 2nd

Rinne Chapter 76 Online
Another hilarious chapter of Kyokai no Rinne this week. We get to see the cast struggle with a cooking class in school where things aren't exactly as they seem. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 1st

2011 Rumic World Quiz
We hope everyone is having a happy holiday season! Today kicks off our ninth annual Rumic World Quiz Competition! Click the link below to see the questions and get your answers in. The winner will get some great (and rare) Takahashi goodies! Click the link and get your entries in to us before December 31st! Source: Rumic World

November

November 24th

Rinne Chapter 75 Online
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! The new chapter is up, and next week begins the 2011 issues of Shonen Sunday, and will include a special color New Year's card featuring Rinne and Sakura. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 20th

Maison Ikkoku Bento
In honor of Big Comic Spirits 30th anniversary, convenience store Ministop is selling an aijo bento lunch based on the one Kyoko made for Godai in the series. Other BCS goods are also available at the store. Source: Anime News Network

November 17th

Rinne Chapter 74 Online
With Shoma held hostage Rinne has to take the fight to the Spirit Way in a fight to save the lost souls from Masato. Click the links to check out the story. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 10th

Rinne Chapter 73 Online
Rinne continues his battle against Masato this week, and also captures the cover of Shonen Sunday. Click the links below to give the chapter a read through. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 3rd

Rinne Chapter 72 Online
Rinne has his hands full this week with pesky Shoma and his old nemesis Masato both coming together to make his life even more difficult. Click the links below and give the chapter a read. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October

October 27th

Rinne Chapter 71 Online
With an alligator on the rampage, and a bratty shinigami child in tow, Rinne has his hands full this week. See how it all turns out by clicking the links below. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 20th

Rinne Chapter 70 Online
Rinne continues to deal with the double handful of Shoma and the Alligator Woman, all the while struggling to get his shinigami scythe back. Click the links below to check out the chapters for yourselves. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 13th

Rinne Chapter 69 Online
Rinne has a guest staying in his home, but his bratty new companion is causing more than his fair share of headaces for our shinigami. Click the links below to give the chapter a perusal. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 7th

Japanese Manga Sales
Volume 5 of Kyokai no Rinne entered the manga sales chart in 21st place selling 37,819 copies for the week of September 13th-19th. The following week it fell to 23rd place, selling an additional 33,638 copies. Source: Anime News Network

New Inuyasha Voices
Some disappointing re-casting news for Inuyasha: The Final Chapter, as both David Kaye and Moneca Stori will not be returning as Sesshomaru and Kagome respectively. They will be replaced by newcomers Michael Daingerfield and Kira Tozer. Thanks to Starks for the news. Source: Rumic World

October 6th

Inuyasha in Playstation Home
The first episode of Inuyasha will be streaming all week in the Theater in Playstation Home. We'd like to invite our fellow PS3/Takahashi fans to join us there throughout the week, and watch the first episode with us (PSN: RumicWorld) We can enjoy seeing some Takahashi anime in the virtual world together! The episode will be streaming starting on Thursday, October 7th. Hope to see you all there! Source: Playstation Blog

Rinne Chapter 68 Online
Rinne works hard for his money, and does his best to get to the bottom of the curse affecting the Horticulture Club. Click the links below to read the summary and the chapter for yourselves. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 5th

Takahashi/Higashimura Interview
Petit Comics is featuring an interview between Rumiko Takahashi and fellow mangaka Akiko Higashimura. Click the link below to check out the interview. Source: Petit Comics

September

September 29th

Rinne Chapter 67 Online
Something strange is going on at the horticulture club and only Rinne and Sakura can get to the bottom of it. Click the links below to read the summary and the chapter for yourselves. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 28th

New Takahashi Short Story
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Big Comic Spirits where Maison Ikkoku originally debuted, Takahashi is writing a new short story entitled "Hoshi no Sen no Kao" (The Thousand Faces of the Star). It will run in Big Comic Spirits #44, and is being billed as a romance, mystery, suspense in ads. Very special thanks to Takkun for passing this along! Source: Big Comic Spirits & Comics Natalie

September 26th

D.A.I. Free Concert Stream
Nico Nico Douga will be streaming Do As Infinity's 11th Anniversary concert on its website at 5:30 AM Eastern time on September 29th. Even you've never gotten to see DAI perform before, definitely wake up early to check this out! Source: Anime News Network

September 25th

New York Times Bestsellers List
Inuyasha volume 52 entered the New York Times Bestsellers list for graphic novels in 6th place, right behind Naruto #48 in its 10th week, and directly above a debuting Arata #3. Source: Anime News Network

September 22nd

Rinne Chapter 66 Online
Rinne has to think on his feet in order to banish not only the ghosts from Sakura's house, but also the pesky visitors Ageha and Tsubasa who want to distrupt Rinne's time alone with Sakura. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 15th

Rinne Chapter 65 Online
A visit to Sakura's house introduces us to her elusive mother, but will Rinne's first visit go as smoothly as he hopes for? Click the links below to find out for yourself. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 10th

Thompson Reviews Maison Ikkoku
Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga column takes a look at Maison Ikkoku this week. While the column probably won't tell you anything you didn't know, it is a very thorough write up. Source: Anime News Network

September 8th

Rinne Chapter 64 Online
We've got the summary of chapter 64 posted, and it contains a lovely color title page to go along with it. click the links below to check it out for yourselves. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 1st

Rinne Chapter 63 Online and Color Pages Next Week
A new chapter is up, and Shonen Sunday has mentioned that next week's chapter will also include color pages as well. What a nice way to start September. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

It's a Rumic World OVAs to Blu-Ray
The recently released OVAs for Urusei Yatsura, Ranma ½ and Inuyasha will be getting individual Blu-Ray releases in October. Each disk will retail for 4500 yen. Thanks to Falling Star and AtaruLum for passing this along. Source: CD Japan

August

August 25th

Rinne Chapter 62 Online
A hilarious chapter this week featuring talking rocks, pro-wrestling and back to school blahs! Click the links below to check it out for yourselves. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 18th

Rinne Chapter 61 Online
After a week off, Kyokai no Rinne returns with a fresh new storyline that sees the cast take a trip to the beach. Click the links below to check it out. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 16th

UY Anime Sale
Animeigo is having a great sale on the first volume of Urusei Yatsura.....99 cents! If you've never seen the anime before now is definitely the time to give it a try! Thanks to Emily Gall for the news. Source: Animeigo

August 4th

Rinne Chapter 60 Online
Rinne battles it out with a ghostly granddad at a neighborhood festival! See who comes out on top! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July

July 28th

Rinne Chapter 59 Online
A new storyarc beginning book 7 is up, check it out! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

New York Times Bestsellers
Inuyasha #50 debuted at the 8th position on the New York Times Manga Bestsellers list. Source: Anime News Network

July 21st

Rinne Chapter 58 Online
Was Rinne reincarnated or did the Ring of Judgment have other plans for him? Click the links below to find out. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Kaye out as Sesshomaru
David Kaye confirmed at TFCon that he will not be returning to voice Sesshomaru in the Inuyasha Kanketsuhen dub. Thanks to Starks for the tip. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Toonzone

July 14th

Rinne Chapter 57 Online
What could be inside the mysterious box left to Kain's family? Click the links below to find out. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 11th

Tommorrow Will Certainly Be Splendid
Our translation of Takahashi's article on "Akage no Anne" (Anne of Green Gables) is online. A really interesting read on a great anime/book. Enjoy! Source: Rumic World Interviews

July 10th

Anne of Green Gables
The June 2010 issue of Neppuu magazine (focusing on the works of Studio Ghibli) features an article by Rumiko Takahashi discussing the 1979 Anne of Green Gables anime. We will have a translation up soon. Source: Rumic World

The doctor is in...Baltimore.
Seiyuu Yuji Mitsuya (Dr. Tofu) will be attending this Otakon 2010 in Baltimore. Source: Anime News Network

July 7th

Rinne Chapter 56 Online
Rinne's disembodied soul struggles to track down Kain with the help of his friends before he's gone for good. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 3rd

Rinne Vol 4 Sales Week 2
The 4th volume of Kyokai no Rinne fell to the 20th position of the Oricon comics rankings selling 34,860 copies for the week of June 21st - 27th for combined two week sales of 76,663. Source: Anime News Network

June

June 30th

Rinne Chapter 55 Online
Rinne and Kain's shared history is exposed as the two battle it out over a debt that has gone uncollected for far too long. Click the links below to see for yourself. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 29th

Rumiko Takahashi Card Art
Big Comic Spirits July 5th issue will include an exclusive card for the Sengokushi Taisen card game, featuring an illustration by Rumiko Takahashi. Source: Spinet

June 26th

Takeshi Aono Hospitalized
Veteran seiyuu Takeshi Aono, best known to Takahashi fans as Kajinbo in Inuyasha and the Gambling King in Ranma 1/2. 74 year old Aono suffered a stroke and remains hospitalized. Source: Anime News Network

June 24th

Rinne Vol 4 Sales
The 4th volume of Kyokai no Rinne debuted in the 19th position of the Oricon comics rankings selling 41,803 copies for the week of June 14th - 20th. Source: Anime News Network

June 23rd

Rinne Chapter 54 Online
Rinne meets a young man that seems to hold quite a lot of control over his future. Click the links below to find out more about this mysterious new character. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 20th

Rumic World Crossword Winner
Congratulations to Jennifer Ellis, the winner of our third Crossword Challenge! Jennifer will be getting a copy of Shonen Sunday featuring some very beautiful color Takahashi artwork and the final volume of Inuyasha. Thanks to everyone who entered! Click the link below for the answers! Source: Rumic World

June 16th

Rinne Chapter 53 Online
The saga of Rinko and Ranko gets resolved with a little help from Rinne and Sakura. Click the links below to check out the story for yourselves. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 15th

Maison Ikkoku Pachinko Video
A few years back a pachinko game based around Maison Ikkoku was released in Japan. Rumic World acquired a short documentary about the game that showcases the new animation that was specifically created for this project along with all new voice work by the original cast. Click the link below to check it out, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for even more rare Takahashi treats. Source: Rumic World @ YouTube

There's an App for that, Darling!
Shonen Sunday is launching some of their most beloved series on iPhone, and among the first batch is Urusei Yatsura. The entire series is available starting today, which each volume costing 450 yen. Source: Websunday.net

Spirits 30th Anniversary CD
Big Comic Spirits, home to Maison Ikkoku, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year by releasing a CD collection of anime theme songs from its most popular series. Included of course is Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa, with Suki Sa and Hidamari included as well. Source: Big Lobe

June 9th

Rinne Chapter 52 Online
A visible ghost arrives to wreck havoc on Sankai High. Click the links below to read the chapter for yourself. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 8th

Robert O. Smith Passes Away
It's with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Robert O. Smith, the English voice actor of Genma Saotome in Ranma ½ and Kaijinbo in Inuyasha. Mr. Smith passed away last week at the age of sixty-seven from pancreatic cancer. Source: Anime News Network

June 5th

Summer Crossword Contest!
All you crossword puzzle fans get ready for our third summer crossword contest! A week from today we'll post up our Rumiko-centric crossword and give away some nice prizes straight from Japan to one lucky winner. Check back June 11th to download your copy! Source: Rumic World

June 2nd

Rinne Chapter 51 Online
Will Masato get his revenge on Rinne using Tsubasa? Read on to find out! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 1st

Rinne Review and Sales
The third volume of Kyokai no Rinne was reviewed by Anime News Network's Right Turn Only, earning a grade of B+. Additionally volume 3 debuted in 8th place on the New York Times Manga list. Source: Anime News Network & Anime News Network

May

May 26th

Rinne Chapter 50 Online
The 50th chapter is here! Color pages! Cover of Shonen Sunday! A preview of volume 4's cover! And the actual story to boot, enjoy! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Inuyasha in the Top Ten
The latest English edition of Inuyasha, volume 48 debuted at number 4 in the New York Times Manga Best Seller List for the week of May 9-15. Source: Anime News Network

Newest Ranma 1/2 Editions
These have been out for a few months now, but eagle-eyed reader Sean Robinson reminded us, that the 'My First BIG Special' editions of Ranma 1/2 are currently being released in Japan. These books are cheap and flimsy budget releases of the original manga. Another way to get a few bucks out of us Ranma fans. Thanks Sean! Source: CD Japan

May 25th

Kyokai no Rinne BG
In honor of Rinne's 50th chapter this week, the series is featured on the cover of Shonen Sunday, and the cover image is also being given away on the site as a desktop background. Thanks Shogakukan! Source: Websunday

May 19th

Tsukasa Hojo Tribute
Celebrating mangaka Tsukasa Hojo's (City Hunter, Angel Heart) 30 years in the business, Weekly Comic Bunch has published illustrations by nine different mangaka celebrating his works. Takahashi chose to illustrate the Kisugi sisters of Cat's Eye! Source: Comic Bunch.com

Rinne Chapter 49 Online
Masato returns to enact new dastardly deeds as a new storyline begins in chapter 49, enjoy! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 18th

Rinne News and Notes
Next week's issue of Shonen Sunday will feature the 50th chapter of Kyokai no Rinne, in order to mark the occasion, the series will be featured on the cover as well as get the front color pages. In other news, thanks everyone for jumping on board our Youtube Channel. Its taken off much faster than even we anticipated. You guys rock, and we promise to deliver the goods! Source: Websunday & Rumic World @ YouTube

May 13th

Rumic World on YouTube
We've been quietly putting together some videos on YouTube to share with all of you and we're now ready to formally debut our channel with all of you. We'll feature great reviews of some extremely rare Takahashi stuff and share some of our best items with all of you, so please make sure you click "subscribe" so you'll be alerted when we add something new! Source: Rumic World @ YouTube

May 12th

Inuyasha The Final Act Dubbing Begins
Kelly Sheridan (the voice of Sango) mentioned on her Facebook page that she began dubbing the new episodes yesterday. No word yet on when the series will be released. Source: Kelly Sheridan via Facebook

Urusei Yatsura in Otaku USA
Otaku USA has published an online article on Urusei Yatsura, with a very nice mention of the website at the end. Source: Otaku USA

Rinne Chapter 48 Online
We're back and in full summer vacation mode! Check out the final part in Yota's storyarc, concluding volume 5 of the series! Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Inuyasha Kanketsuhen Boxset
The Japanese boxset of the new Inuyasha anime will be released June 23rd. The box is included with the last disc of the series. It contains a new illustration by Rumiko Takahashi, as well as a 2011 calendar. It will retail for 5,250 yen. Source: Websunday

April

April 25th

New Merchandise
Another new statue have been announced, Hanshin Tigers Lum from Kotobukiya features Lum and Ten waving the banner of the Hanshin Tigers, Takahashi's favorite baseball team, leading up to opening day. The statue will be released in June and joins the Lum (out now), Kikyo, Kagome (April) and Kyoko (September) bottle toppers from Kaiyodo. Thanks to Inuyasha87 for the news! Source: Rumic World & Kaiyodo

April 21st

Rinne Chapter 46 Online
The newest chapter of Kyokai no Rinne is online featuring some very nice color artwork. Click the links below to check it out. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 18th

News Tidbits
Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 3 debuted in the 11th spot in its first week of release (March 15 - 21) selling 57,580 copies on the Oricon sales charts. Additionally, Suntory's new commercial for their Oolong Tea commercial uses the Chinese version of Lum no Love Song as its theme. Thanks to Toshiaki for the news! Source: Suntory

April 17th

Figma Lum Figure Review
We received the new Lum action figure from Figma in the mail yesterday and decided to do a review to show her off. Check out the following Youtube link to see for yourself. Source: Youtube

April 14th

Rinne Chapter 45 Online and Color Next Week
Viz has dumped "The Rumic World" website (good for us!) and moved their Rinne manga to Shonen Sunday.com, so be sure to check it out there each week or read the summaries here with us! Also it appears Kyokai no Rinne is in store for some color pages next week. Source: Shonen Sunday.com & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 10th

More of MyLum
We've decided to go ahead and share the rest of our "My Lumx34" scans and what translations we've got. So follow the link to see some of your favorite artists take on Lum, including: Yoshizaki Mine, Eiji Nonaka, Takashi Shiina, Kazumi Yamashita, Fujihiko Hosono, Atsushi Kamijo, Takatoshi Yamada, Gosho Aoyama, Tetsuo Hara, Koji Kumeta, and Kiyohiko Azuma. Source: Rumic World

April 7th

Rinne Chapter 44 Online
The mystery of the ghost girl and the tosa dog reaches its conclusion, but what does it mean for Ageha and Rinne's future? Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 2nd

Inuyasha Kanketsuhen Episode 26
The final episode is out, the summary is up and the series has finally gotten the ending it deserves. We hope you enjoyed Inuyasha Kanketsuhen as much as we did. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

March

March 31st

Rinne Chapter 43 Online
A giant dog living between bookcases in the school library? What could it all mean!? Better check out the new chapter of Kyokai no Rinne and find out. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 28th

Inuyasha Kanketsuhen Episode 25
Its hard to believe there's only one episode left, but let's enjoy it while it lasts. The 25th episode summary is up on the site, enjoy! Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

March 24th

Rinne Chapter 42 Online
Rinne and Sakura's relationship (or lack thereof) comes to an interesting dead end in chapter 42. Click below to check it out. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 17th

Rinne Chapter 41 Online
Things only get more complicated for Rinne as Ageha seems to be developing a full-blown crush on our favorite shinigami, and Tsubasa is only to happy to encourage it. Click below to read the chapter. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 16th

Rumic World in New Books
We're very humbled and pleased to announce that Rumic World has been mentioned in two new books. The Rough Guide to Manga by Jason S. Yadao and The Rough Guide to Anime by Simon Richmond. We're very humbled to be chosen as a feature within both books and will continue to dedicate ourselves to being the best resource for Rumiko Takahashi in the world. Source: Rumic World

Creators Fight Back Against Ban
Manga creators are fighting back against the proposal to ban sexually provocative visual depictions of characters who sound or appear to be 18 years old or younger. A wave of mangaka have signed a petition voicing their dissent against the proposed ban, including Mitsuru Adachi, Gosho Aoyama, Fujiko Fujio A, and our very own Rumiko Takahashi. For more on this important story, please visit ANN at the link below. Source: Anime News Network

Inuyasha Kanketsuhen Episodes 23 & 24
Getting all caught up on the episode summaries and DVD releases as the series draws very close to its final episode on March 27th! Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

March 7th

Rinne Chapter 40 Online
Ageha and Rinne journey deeper down the Spirit Way in search of the Damashigami Company, and Rinne makes a stunning realization about Ageha's financial situation. Click the links below for the full summaries. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 6th

Inuyasha The Final Act Episode 22
Sesshomaru battles against Magatsuhi who has possessed Inuyasha in another pulse-pounding episode! Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

4th Annual Seiyuu Awards
Among the voice actors who won awards this year, Kikuko Inoue (Kasumi, Yukie) won best Supporting Actress for her roles in Clannad and Macross Frontier and Special Merit Awards for Tessho Genda (Rei) and Kazuko Sugiyama (Ten) and Tohru Furuya (Shingo) won one half of the Synergy Award for his work as Amuro in Mobile Suit Gundam. Source: Anime News Network

Kenji Kawai Interviewed
Frequent composer for Takahashi anime, Kenji Kawai has been interviewed about his new work The Sky Crawlers and his career as a whole. Source: GameSetWatch

March 3rd

Rinne Chapter 39 Online
Ageha makes a surprising discovery about the identity of Sabato's secretary and Rinne's connection to the Damashigami Company. Click the links below to see how it all turns out. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February

February 28th

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 21
The final battle against Naraku began this week as the group heads inside his very body to do attack. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

February 24th

Rinne Chapter 38 Online
After a bit of a hiatus, we're back with Kyokai no Rinne chapter 38 which wraps up volume 4. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 21st

Newtype Character Poll
Newtype ran one of their frequent character polls in their March 2010 issue. This poll looked at popular male and female characters from the 80s, 90s and 00s. Ranma Saotome was voted the 3rd most popular male character of the 80s, Ataru Moroboshi came in 10th, and Yusaku Godai placed 15th. Lum was voted the 2nd most popular female character of the 80s, Kyoko Otonashi came in 4th, and Akane Tendo placed 7th. Kagome Higurashi was voted the 20th most popular female character of the 00s. Thanks to Arnold Kim for the news, and for the complete list visit this link. Source: Newtype

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 20
The Shikon Jewel is finally completed in episode 20 this week! We're moving closer to the final battle! Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

February 13th

First Editions
If you're suffering from a lack of all things Takahashi this week, visit the link below to check out some of the newest additions to our collection of Takahashi goodies, the complete set of first edition chapters for all five of Takahashi's major works as well as her professional debut from 1978. Enjoy! Source: Rumic World

February 12th

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 19
More great action in Episode 19 as Magatsuhi takes control of Kohaku and the final shard of the Shikon Jewel! Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

February 6th

Toshigaimonaku Debuts
Its that time of year again. Rumiko Takahashi's newest short story is set to be published in the next issue of Big Comic Original. The story, entitled "Toshigaimonaku" (Wrong for Ones Age) will hit stores in Japan on February 20th. Source: Big Comic Original

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 18
Kagome's back at home to take her final exams, with the debut of the final ending theme "Toi michi no saki de" by Ai Takekawa. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

February 3rd

Rinne Chapter 37 Online
We're learning more about Ageha in the new chapter. Also please remember that there will be no new Kyokai no Rinne chapters for the next two weeks. In the meantime check out our newly added Oddities section for Kyokai no Rinne by following the link. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January

January 30th

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 17
One of the best fights in the series so far, check out Magatsuhi versus Sesshomaru! Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

January 29th

Takahashi Downtime Again
As was the case a few weeks ago, Rumiko Takahashi will be missing two weeks of publication following the publication of chapter 37 on Feb. 3rd. Takahashi rarely (never) takes time off, so the cause of her absense is rather mysterious. No word on why she'll be out, but she will return on Feb. 24th. Source: The Rumic World

Third IY Ending Theme
After finding the track listing for the new CD, it has been revealed that there will be a third ending theme for Kanketsuhen entitled "Toi michi no saki de" by Ai Takekawa. The new CD will have all of the opening and ending themes from the previous series, as well as the Kanketsuhen themes. Thanks to Omer Unger for the news. Source: YTV.com

January 27th

Rinne Chapter 36 Online
A new character, Ageha, is introduced this week, and we've gotten her and a new minor character added to the site and encyclopedia as well, so be sure to check out those updates. You can read the new chapter by clicking the links below. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 23rd

New Inuyasha Products
A slew of new Inuyasha products will be coming out in the next few months. On March 24th we have a new CD entitled "Inuyasha: Best Song History". No word on a track listing yet, but the first pressing will include a set of stickers. It will be a double CD set, and the special edition will also include a DVD. The full edition will be 4,410 yen, while the regular edition will be 3, 675 yen. Also the release of the Do As Infinity single for "Kimi ga inai mirai" is being released with four images (Inuyasha, Kagome, Sesshomaru and Kikyo) that when placed together make an image of the Shikon Jewel. The Sesshomaru and Kagome CDs contain a DVD as well. 1,890 yen for the DVD + CD combo, and 1,300 yen for the standard single. February 2nd will also see a similar release for alan's Inuyasha ending theme "Diamond" also with a DVD + CD combo. Source: Websunday.net

New Inuyasha Figures
A set of small chibi figures of Inuyasha Kanketsuhen will be released in February. The figures will include Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Koga, Kagura, Naraku, Byakuya, Jaken, Rin and a mystery figure who appears to be Totosai. They are listing these as "Set One" so it seems likely further figures will follow. They will retail for 315 yen. Source: Charazo

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 16
We've got the summary of the newest episode up, which sees the introduction of Hitomiko and Kagome learning quite a bit about her past. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

January 20th

Rinne Chapter 35 Online
Sabato's battle against his son wraps up this week, and Rinne and Sakura's relationship has a telling moment as well. Click the links below to check out the newest chapters. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 18th

Seiyuu Deaths
In some very sad news, Daisuke Gori the actor who portrayed Kyokotsu in Inuyasha and Big Eyes in Mermaid Forest, died on January 17th. He was found face down on a Nakano street, his wrist slashed with a knife and last will nearby. Additionally, actor Isamu Tanonaka the voice of Niku-man in Ranma 1/2 also passed away on January 13th. Rumic World extends our sympathies to the families of these two great talents. Thanks to Toshiaki Yamada for the news. Source: Sankei.jp & Mainichi Shimbun

Inuyasha The Final Act Episodes 15
Maybe two for one today trying to get caught up. Here's the newest episode of Inuyasha Kanketsuhen. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

January 13th

Rinne Chapter 34 Online
After a week off coupled with the New Year's holiday Kyokai no Rinne returns after a bit of a break. In chapter 34 Rinne continues his battle against his greedy father Sabato. Source: The Rumic World & Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 10th

Inuyasha The Final Act Episode 14
Yeah late again, I know. But its the time of year, busy busy. Here's another great episode of the series that you can check out in all the usual places. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

January 5th

Urusei Yatsura Hagoita
A new Urusei Yatsura hagoita (paddle) is being produced in Japan and will sell for a rather pricey 84,000 yen. The paddles are handmade in Kusukabe and are in celebration of the new year (the year of the tiger). The hagoita will be available from February to April. Thanks to Kirara for the info! Source: Comic Natalie

January 2nd

Rumic World Quiz 2010 Winner
Congratulations to Tuan-Anh Tran, the winner of this year's quiz. Tuan-Ahn won the quiz last year as well and will retain her title as Rumic World Quiz Champion. Thanks to everyone who entered, it was our biggest quiz ever, and a large number of people did very well. Thanks again for participating everyone! The correct answers at available at the link below. Source: Rumic World

Anime Business News
Animeanime.jp listed the top 10 anime and manga related business news of 2009, in first place was the launching of worldwide simultaneous releases of anime (such as Inuyasha: Kanketsuhen) and manga (Kyokai no Rinne). Source: Anime News Network

Inuyasha The Final Act Episode 13
Yes, we're a week late getting it up, but Christmas, New Years, travelling and the imminent arrival of the return to work has slowed us down a bit. Anyway, its up now. Source: The Inuyasha Companion & Shonen Sunday.com

January 1st

Quiz Update
Happy 2010 everyone!Well we've had a four-way tie on this year's quiz, the tie breaking question will be sent out tomorrow and we'll announce our winner as soon as we know. Thanks to everyone who entered! Source: Rumic World


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