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December

December 31st

Rinne Volume 19 Sales
Kyokai no Rinne volume 19 debuted in 42nd place for the week of December 16-22 selling a total of 24,561 copies. The top three titles of the week were Fairy Tail #41, The Seven Deadly Sins #6, and Ace of the Diamond #39. Source: Anime News Network

December 29th

35th Anniversary Watch
To celebrate Rumiko Takahashi's 35 year career Premico online shop is releasing an Urusei Yatsura themed wrist watch that will be limited to 3,500 and retail for 27,905 yen and will go on sell at the end of March. You can see more images of the watch at Rumic World's Facebook page as well. Thanks to Elizabeth for passing along this news! Source: Premico

Popular Character Poll in DaVinci Magazine
Davinci magazine is running a character popularity poll that will be published in the March issue. In the preliminary standings Lum is currently ranked at 14 among female characters and is featured alongside characters from Sailor Moon, One Piece, Fist of the North Star and Dragon Ball. Thanks to Elizabeth for this story. Source: DaVinci

December 25th

Rinne Chapter 219
A haunted game of fukuwarai is disrupting the Sankai shopping street, but dealing with the haunted game is just the thing Rinne needs to make a little pocket money during the holidays. As this week's Shonen Sunday is another double issue, the next chapter will not be out until January 8th. Hit the link below to read the full summary of all the latest chapters. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 22nd

Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Details
Here is the first image of the North American release of Ranma ½ boxset 1 on Blu-Ray. The set features newly remastered episodes (the first 23 episodes in the original Japanese broadcast order) as well as a 64 page booklet is a full-color episode guide and manga sampler as well as a chip board box. Extras include the Ranma ½ panel from the 2013 New York Comic-con and information about the remastering process. The set will come out March 23, 2014 and retail for $54.97. You can see a comparison video of the remastered version by clicking here. Source: Anime News Network

December 10th

Rinne Chapter 218
Annette is haunted by the spirit of Santa Claus, but can not remember what she did to irritate the jolly fat man. Using her crystal ball Rinne and the others help her retrace her footsteps and sorts out her Santa issues. This week's issue of Shonen Sunday is a double issue, so no new chapter next week. Click the link below to read all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 8th

Rumic World on Tumblr
You follow us here at the website, on Youtube and Facebook, why not make our takeover of your online life complete by following us on Tumblr as well? We've been posting exclusive images from over 35 years of Rumiko Takahashi's history in manga and anime, as well as other classic manga scans related to her works like Shonen Sunday, Big Comic Spirits and Kitty Animation Circle scans. Source: Rumic World on Tumblr

December 7th

Lum Charity Bag
Rumiko Takahashi hand painted a canvas tote bag with an image of Lum that was auctioned off with proceeds going towards earthquake relief charities. Other mangaka who contributed include Takao Saito (Golgo 13), Eiji Kazama (Kaze no Daichi), Naoki Urasawa (20th Century Boys), Fujiko Fujio A (The Laughing Salesman), and Youji Yamada and Kenichirou Takai (Otoko wa tsuraiyo) and Tetsuya Chiba (Ashita no Joe). The images can be seen at the link below, thanks to Toshio for passing along this news. Source: Ichizawa.co.jp

December 3rd

Rinne Chapter 217
Once again this week's chapter is numbered 217, so obviously that was an editorial mistaken on Shonen Sunday's part last week when it should have been 216. Rinne's trip through dreamland continues as Matsugo's aggresive behavior continues to creep Rinne out, Tsubasa makes matters worse by conjuring a dream Sakura to romance. As always click the link below to read all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

December 2nd

12th Annual Rumic World Quiz
Once again it's time to put on your thinking caps and start combing the manga, VHS and DVD releases from the past to try to answer our annual Rumci World Quiz. Get your entries in by December 31st for your chance to win some great prizes. Click here to check out the quiz! Source: Rumic World

November

November 27th

Rinne Chapter 217
There was no chapter in last week's Sunday, though this week's chapter numeration treats it as if there was. Regardless we're on to 217, and Rinne's dreams are being haunted by Matsugo and the cause seems to be a demonic little succubi. The link below will take you to each week's summary and lots of other great information about Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 13th

Takahashi Tribute to Golgo 13
Big Comic is currently celebrating Takao Saito's "Golgo 13" which is currently entering its 45th year. Rumiko Takahashi contributed a drawing of the legendary sniper with Cherry and Kotatsuneko. Other artists paying tribute to the assassin include Mitsuru Adachi, Eiichiro Oda, Tetsuya Chiba, Naoki Urasawa, Jiro Taniguchi and many more. Source: Comic Natalie & Anime News Network

November 12th

Rinne Chapter 215
A giant nikuman/meat bun is terrorizing Sankai High, eating up all the meat bun fillings. Rinne and Ageha set out to discover the cause of this bizarre spiritual manifestation. It seems Kyokai no Rinne won't be running next week, but will return on the 27th. Click the link below for all the latest Kyokai no Rinne chapter summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 6th

Takahashi in Da Vinci
Rumiko Takahashi made the cover of the December issue of Da Vinci magazine which is on sell today (Nov. 6). The magazine features a 10 page interview with Takahashi who looks back on her 35 year career and sports a new cover illustration of Lum reading Takahashi's current favorite manga "Tofu Boy". She also speaks with the author Natsuhiko Kyougoku and Mitsuru Adachi and contributed a short essay manga. Thanks very much to Elizabeth for the heads up and check out our Facebook Group to see the cover. Source: Da Vinci, Comments on Da Vinci & Comics Natalie

November 5th

Rinne Chapter 214
Rinne continues to try to clear his name as he purses the black cube that seems to be responsible for the theft of the vending machine's money. While Sakura seems to trust him, Tsubasa and Renge still assert his guilt. Follow the link below for all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

November 3rd

MyLumx34
We have a new mangaka's interpretation of Lum to show off. Yukinobu Hoshino, probably best known for his work on 2001 Nights, drew Lum for the 34th and final shinsobon. Click the link below for the entire article. Huge thank you to Lexi Mitchell for the scan! Source: Rumic World

October

October 29th

Rinne Chapter 213
A soda machine seems to be eating everyone's money but there are no coins found inside. Immediately Rinne is blamed as the thief responsible and he's going to have to try to clear his name to earn back everyone's trust. Follow the link below for all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 22nd

Rinne Chapter 212
Rinne investigates a judo fighter with strange handprints all over his body. Little by little Rinne starts to unravel the unlikely cause for the strange marks and children seem to have little to do with it. Click the link below for our weekly summaries of Takahashi's newest manga. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 15th

Rinne Chapter 211
Left and Right bring a strange silver scythe for Rinne to try out, but he quickly realizes the silver coating scratches off lotto ticket-style to reveal a yen figure. Could Rinne be about to strike it rich? Click the link below to read our summary and find out. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 10th

New Short Story "Revenge Doll"
On her 54th birthday Big Comic has announced a new short story from Rumiko Takahashi. Entitled "Revenge Doll" the story deals with a manga artist who receives a strange voodoo doll in the mail while trying to cope with his assistants and editor. The story is being published in "Big Comic" vol. 20 (cover date 10/25) which is available today. Big thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing along this big news! Source: Comics Natalie & Big Comic

October 8th

Rinne Chapter 210
Annette's continued predictions regarding Renge's future seem to be unfailingly true, but her next vision predicts she'll be cuffed by Kain and then brutally attack him which Renge simply cannot believe will come to pass. Click the link below for all the latest Kyokai no Rinne chapter summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

October 5th

Weekly Manga Sales Ranking
It seems that every time a new volume is released, the sales numbers are a little lower unfortunately. Volume 18 is no different as it debuts in 42nd place, selling 25,022 copies in its first week, September 16th-22nd. The top five volumes of the week are as follows:
1. Magi #18
2. Magi Sinbad no Boken #1
3. Skip Beat! #33
4. Chihayafuru #22
5. The World God Only Knows #23
Source: Anime News Network

October 1st

Kirin Heat Partnering with Shonen Sunday
The coffee company Kirin is rolling out a new brand called "Kirin Fire" and by scanning the QR code on the can you'll be able to read a free chapter of various series from Shonen Sunday's past. The promotion will run until January 31, 2014. The series featured in the promotion are "Urusei Yatsura", "Maison Ikkoku", "Cross Game", "Ajiichimonme", "Take", "Monkey Turn", "Taiyou no Mokushiroku", "Kurosagi", "Tsukiji Uogashi Sandaime", "Asahinagu", "Ganbare Genki", "Azumi", "Sanchome no Yuuhi", "Tokyo Love Story", "Bambino!", "Firefighter Daigo", "Be Blues!", "Kekkaishi", "Last Inning", Gekka no Kishi", "Iryu Team Medical Dragon", "Boys on the Run", "Soumubu Soumuka Yamaguchi Roppeita", "Like Shooting Stars in the Twilight", "Ushio & Tora", "Gallery Fake", "Strongest Disciple Kenichi", "Major", "Musashi no Ken", and "Tsuribaka Nishi". Thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for the news! Source: F-manga.jp

Rinne Chapter 209
Annette predicts that Renge will be handcuffed by Kain who has arrived to investigate the crystal ball that has fallen into human hands. Renge scoffs at Annette's prediction, but the teacher seems set on making sure it comes true. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September

September 25th

Rinne Chapter 208
A strange spirit follows one of Rinne and Sakura's classmates around after summer vacation ends. When Rinne realizes the spirit belongs to a scarecrow he's initially at a loss as to how to handle it, especially when the spirit refuses to explain what has upset it so. Click on the link to see this and all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 17th

Rinne Chapter 207
The flower gardens on the banks of the Sanzu River have started to wither and die and Kain has gone missing searching for the cause. Rinne and the other shinigami are called in to find him, but it seems Matsugo would rather have alone time with his favorite red head than help search. Click the link below for this and all the latest chapter summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

Shogakukan Building Closes
The longtime headquarters of Shogakukan, publisher of Shonen Sunday, Big Comic Spirits, Big Comic Original, and many other manga magazines moved at the end of August. Countless manga artists came to the old building and drew all over the walls and furnishings as a sort of send off. On August 24th and 25th the building was open to the public to view the drawings. The images are strikingly touching, sentimental and beautiful. Thanks to Toshio for the news. Source: Comics Natalie

September 11th

Rinne Chapter 206
Annette tries to help a student troubled by a spirit that seems hell-bent on ruining her dating life. She recruits Rinne to aid her, but Rinne refuses to work for free. Click the link below for summaries of all the chapters of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

September 3rd

Rinne Chapter 205
The new teacher's name is revealed- Annette Hitomi Anematsuri, the quarter-French witch who's crystal ball seems to be a bit hit at school. Rinne learns of her past and how she and her family originally came to Japan along with the mystical crystal ball. Follow the link to see this and all summaries for Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August

August 27th

Rinne Chapter 204
An unusual fortune-teller appears at the local mall and makes wildly accurate predictions. Rinne soon realizes she has acquired a shinigami's crystal ball from the afterlife giving her the gift of foresight. Taking it back may prove difficult when she can see the future. Click the link below to read summaries of this and all previous Kyokai no Rinne chapters. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 20th

Rinne Chapter 203
After no chapter last week we have Ayame's return, and with her comes a troubling ghost who simply can't catch a break (or a noodle in a chute). Click below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

August 10th

Ranma ½ on Blu-Ray in USA
Viz has confirmed that they will release Ranma ½ remastered on Blu-Ray in the US as well as airing it on VizAnime.com and Neon Alley. The New York Comic Con in October will highlight the new release along side next year's re-release of the manga series in English. Source: Anime News Network

Maison Ikkoku Director Passes Away
Hiroshi Ogawa who worked as an animation director and character designer on such venerable series as Maison Ikkoku, Lupin III, Grave of the Fireflies and even western series such as Thundercats and Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers passed away August 7th. Thanks to Joseph Gilpin for passing along the news. Source: Anime News Network

August 7th

Rinne Chapter 202
Rinne picks up some extra money working with Kain on moving spirits back to the afterlife after they've returned to earth for Obon. Unfortunately one ghost refuses to return and her fear seems to somehow be linked to eggplants. This week's issue of Shonen Sunday is a double issue, so there will be no new chapter next week. Click below to read all the latest Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July

July 31st

Rinne Chapter 201
Shoma ropes Rinne into helping him do his summer homework assignment- to catch the spirit of a gigantic stag beetle. Of course Rinne soon finds out that the bug is worth more in yen than Shoma's simple homework assignment. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 26th

Viz in "Active Negotiations" on Rumiko Takahashi Anime Titles
On Anime News Network's ANNCast podcast Viz Media's Charlene Ingram and Brian Ige confirmed that they were actively working to re-license one or more of their Rumiko Takahashi anime series, which include both Ranma ½, and Maison Ikkoku. Of course all of Takahashi's anime series are in the midst of being released on BluRay in Japan for Takahashi's 35th anniversary. Source: Anime News Network

July 24th

Rinne Chapter 200
Color pages help to commemorate the 200th chapter of Kyokai no Rinne as the gang takes a trip to the seaside to investigate rumors of a poltergeist haunting a ocean front villa. Click the link to see this and all other chapter summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 17th

Help Wanted!
We've updated our Help Wanted/Want List. We'd appreciate your taking a look at it and if there is anything on the list that you think you might be able to lend a hand with just drop us a line. Source: Rumic World Want List

Rinne Chapter 199
We kick volume 21 off with a trip to the seaside where a tunnel is haunted by a strange entity. Click the link below to read all the latest summaries for yourself. Next week, Rinne will have color pages to celebrate its 200th chapter. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 14th

Sumi Shimamoto Con Appearance
Sumi Shimamoto (Kyoko Otonashi) will be appearing at California's SacAnime Convention from August 30th to September 1st in Sacramento. A good chance to see one of our favorite seiyuu! Source: Anime News Network

July 12th

New Interviews
We've got two interviews up, one is brand new and celebrating Rumiko Takahashi's 35th anniversary, the other is from 2008 and discusses her 30th anniversary. Source: Rumic World

July 10th

Rinne Chapter 198
A cherry tomato plant given to Rinne by Tamako proves to be more trouble than it's worth in this week's chapter of Kyokai no Rinne. Click the link below to read the latest chapter of Rinne for yourself. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

July 8th

Ranma ½ Manga Rerelease in English
Viz has announced that the Ranma ½ manga will be getting a new English release which will feature right-to-left page orientation for the first time in English. The books will be two-in-one volumes and go on sale March 11, 2014 and retail for $14.99. Thanks to Dan Coooper for sharing this with us. Source: Anime News Network

June

June 21th

35th Anniversary Set Delayed
Due to a limited number of printed volumes compared to the preorders the 35th Anniversary set of Show Time, All Star, and MOON, the Great Pet King have been delayed from their original June 15th release date to June 27th. Source: Shogakukan

June 19th

Heroes Come Back Video Feature
We've added a video reviewing the "Heroes Come Back" manga special featuring Inuyasha and benefitting the Tohoku Earthquake relief efforts. Please view to see how you can help the continuing relief efforts. Source: Rumic World Youtube Channel

June 18th

Rinne Chapter 195
Rinne and Sakura are off to a rocky start, but it seems that their feelings for one another are destined to come out. Click the link below to read summaries of all the latest chapters of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 12th

Rinne Chapter 194
Sakura and Rinne's feelings for one another start to clarify a bit as Rinne wrestles with making up with Sakura or getting a cheap, free charm for himself. Click the link below to read summaries of all the latest chapters of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

June 5th

Rinne Chapter 193
Anju and Sakura stumble upon some lost spirits while Rinne is away with Matsugo. Anju insists it is a problem she is more than able to handle, but sometimes shinigami with the most self-confidence are the ones that need the most help. Click the link below to read summaries of all the latest chapters of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May

May 29th

Takahashi Manga Goes Digital
Coinciding with the continuing celebration of Takahashi's 35th anniversary as a manga artist, Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, and Ranma ½ have all been slated for digital releases through e-book retail outlets in Japan. Shogakukan's mobile site will carry each of the series (along with many, many others). Urusei Yatsura has begun distribution, Ranma ½ will begin on May 28th and Maison Ikkoku on June 4th. Thanks again to Elizabeth for bringing this to our attention. Source: Biglobe.ne.jp

May 28th

Urusei Yatsura Crowdfunding
Anime crowdfunding site Animesols is polling users to see if there is interest in Urusei Yatsura (or Lum, the Invader Girl, as they call it...) in getting an anime re-release through their company as 13 episode boxsets at $50.00 a piece. Take the poll and let them know! Source: Anime Sols

May 27th

Rinne Chapter 192
Matsugo continues his weird obsession with his and Rinne's friendship, which seems to border on a love affair in Matsugo's mind. Rinne is one again taken to the depths of dispair as his continual streak of bad luck continues to befoul his attempts to ditch Matsugo and spend time with Sakura. Click the link below to read the summary of the latest chapter. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 24th

New Release Dates
We've added a slew of new release dates on the right including Kyokai no Rinne (English and Japanese) and the Inuyasha Widebans. Source: Rumic World

May 21st

Rumic World Returns
Well that was scary! Our apologies, but we suffered from some severe DNS issues. Everything is fixed and will be fine for many, many years to come. Thanks for all the love, support and e-mail's you've sent wondering about us and the site. We're touched! Also, if you ever do want a good way to stay in touch with what's happening, liking us on Facebook is a good way to do it. Source: Rumic World

Rinne Chapter 191
Matsugo tries to once again hang out with Rinne, but the shinigami brings Sakura along to try and make his former friend know he's involved. Complicating matters further is Anju, a classmate of Matsugo's who seems to like her classmate despite never having spoken to him. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 7th

Rinne Chapter 190
A pesky ghost dog proves troublesome for Rinne and even more so for his pocketbooks when all of Rinne's best tools go to waste on the mangy mutt. It looks like Takahashi will be off next week, so chapter 191 won't be out until May 22nd. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

May 4th

Manga Rankings
For the week of April 14-20th, Kyokai no Rinne volume 16, debuted in 40th place with 28,347 copies sold. Other Shonen Sunday series, Silver Spoon volume 7 debuted in first, while Detective Conan volume 79 debuted in second with 370,676 and 296,934 copies respectively. Source: Anime News Network

April

April 25th

More Rumiko Takahashi 35th Anniversary News
The new books celebrating Takahashi's 35th anniversary, "Rumic World 35 Show Time & All-Star" have had some new images released of their design and Takahashi has pulled out all the stops, showing a new full color illustration of all the major characters from all of her series as well as a page showing the layout of how the new character encyclopedia will look. Additionally a slew of mangaka will provide their words of support and offer illustrations of Takahashi's characters including Gosho Aoyama and Mitsuru Adachi. Thanks to Elizabeth for passing allong these great illustrations. Source: Rumic World 35th Anniversary

April 23rd

Rinne Chapter 189
Volume 20 starts out with the Wheel of Reincarnation needing a bit of spring cleaning, yet it seems the shinigami can never work in peace without some interruptions making even simple tasks much more difficult. This week's Shonen Sunday is a double issue, so there won't be a new chapter next week. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 19th

Rumiko Takahashi 35th Anniversary Goods
Continuing with the celebration of Takahashi's 35th year as a mangaka, a plethora of new goods are being released celebrating all of her series. The new goods are being sold at Tsutaya stores in Japan in a promotion called "The Best of Rumic World - 35th Anniversary". Post cards, clear files, keychains, a towel with Kyoko's apron logo on it and even a stuffed Ten, Genma and P-chan are among the items that can be won via a lottery style give away. We've uploaded images of the new goods to our Facebook group, and very special thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing along this news! Source: Mantan Web

April 16th

Rinne Chapter 188
Matsugo and Ageha fight over who likes Rinne the most and Tsubasa tries to get to the bottom of Rinne's childhood friend's strange infatuation with the shinigami. This week's chapter features a color page, and next week's Shonen Sunday is a double issue, so there will be no new chapter for a week after Wednesday's issue. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 8th

Rinne Chapter 187
Rinne still struggles to remember the truth about what happened between he and Matsugo all those years ago, but slowly the truth starts to come to light. Click the link to read all of our Kyokai no Rinne summaries. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

April 7th

Rumiko Takahashi 35th Anniversary
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Takahashi's career, Shogakukan will be releasing quite a few products, the most exciting is a new book called "Rumic World 35 Show Time & All-Star". There will be three books covering things such as color illustrations, a new interview and commentary as well as finally collecting "MOON The Great Pet King" her 1992/93 children's series that has never been collected before. Those who reserve the 9800 yen set before May 31st will also receive a set of commemorative stamps featuring illustrations by Takahashi. The books will be released on June 18th. Thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing along this information! Source: Rumic World 35th Anniversary

April 1st

Rinne Chapter 186
The mysterious face from Rinne's past finally reveals his identity to Rinne, but our shinigami hero still is not sure what his beef is with the him. Click the link to read all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March

March 26th

Rinne Chapter 185
Rinne and Masato's paths cross when a shinigami steals the devil's wings and tries to ransom them back. Of course Rinne finds himself involved in Masato's troubles. Click the link below to read summaries of all the chapters of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 12th

Rinne Chapter 184
In Japan the second button a boy's school uniform has quite a bit of significance. It's up to Rinne to discover why they keep appearing around one boy and what it has to do with his girlfriend. Click the link below to read all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 5th

Rinne Chapter 183
Rinne's scythe is turned into a money magnet thanks to Right and Left's new scythe wax. Unfortunately that makes it a very hot commodity for Rinne's money-grubbing father. Click the link below to read all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

March 2nd

Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku and Ranma ½ Coming to Bandai Channel
The newly remastered episodes of Takahahashi's first three anime series will begin airing on Bandai Channel starting March 1st. The remasters are to celebrate Rumiko Takahashi's 35th anniversary as a manga artist as well as Shogakukan's 90th year in the publishing industry. The remastered episodes will be broadcast in standard-definition rather than the high-definition that they will be available in on blu-ray. Thanks to Elizabeth for passing this news along to us! Source: Mynavi.jp

February

February 26th

Rinne Chapter 182
Suspicious activity surrounds a haunted set of Hinamatsuri dolls, which draw Rinne and Sakura in to investigate. Two of the dolls seem to be the cause of all the trouble, though the solution is less clear. Click the link below to read all the latest summaries of Kyokai no Rinne. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 20th

New Short Story - Watashi no Sky
Rumiko Takahashi's annual short story for Big Comic Original has been announced as Watashi no Sky (My Sky) in which a businessman nears his mandatory retirement age and a mysterious old man moves into his house. The issue will be released on March 5th. Source: Anime News Network & Big Comic Original

February 19th

Rinne Chapter 181
Rinne and Masato are suffering through a bad case of the flu, unfortunately neither of them gets the same sort of flu that we humans have to suffer with, they have to endure something much worse. Click the link below to read the latest summaries for yourself. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 12th

Rinne Chapter 180
Valentine's Day is not without supernatural problems in the latest chapter of Kyokai no Rinne, click the link below to read this week's chapter for yourselves. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

February 5th

Inuyasha Special Chapter
There is no new chapter of Kyokai no Rinne this week, instead we get a special chapter of Inuyasha that takes place after the series finale. Taking place six months after the final chapter a new danger emerges that will break the peaceful days Inuyasha, Kagome and the others have cultivated in the village. Click the link below to read a summary of this new final chapter! Source: The Inuyasha Companion

Kids Station to Air Remastered Urusei Yatsura
Kid Station, which specializes in airing older anime programs, will begin broadcasting the newly remastered epsiodes of Urusei Yatsura. The announcement was made by Satomi Shigemori who was appointed "advertising manager" of the newly polished episodes of the classic series. Fumi Hirano (Lum) and Toshio Furukawa (Ataru) released comments saying how much the treasured the series, with Hirano mentioning it was her debut as a voice actress. Source: Mantan-Web

January

January 30th

Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 15 Sales Week 2
For the week of January 21 - 27 Kyokai no Rinne volume 15 dropped to 47th place. This week the volume sold 19,558 copies for a total of 43,211 copies in its first two weeks of release. The top ten releases are as follows:
1. Kimi ni Todoke #18 by Karuho Shiina
2. Giant Killing #26
3. Silver Spoon #6 by Hiromu Arakawa
4. Zetsuen no Tempest #8 by Ren Saizaki & Arihide Sano
5. Angel Heart 2nd Season #5 by Tsukasa Hojo
6. Mei-chan no Shitsuji #20 by Riko Miyagi
7. Hajime no Ippo #102 by George Morikawa
8. Suki-tte Ii na yo #10 by Kanae Hazuki
9. Hana ni Kedamono #9 by Miwako Sugiyama
10. Presiden Kosaku Shima #14 by Kenshi Hirokane
Source: Anime News Network

January 29th

Rinne Chapter 179
The black cats try their hand at a stamp rally, but Kuroboshi III proves to be more of a hinderance than a help. Click the link below to read the summary for the first chapter of Kyokai no Rinne volume 19. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 27th

Kyokai no Rinne Vol. 15 Sales
For the week of January 14 - 20 Kyokai no Rinne volume 15 debuted in 36th place. A new low for the series as far as sales go. It sold 23,653 copies in its first week of release. Compare that with 414,297 for Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon volume 6 in first place. The top ten releases are as follows:
1. Silver Spoon #6 by Hiromu Arakawa
2. A Bride's Story #6 by Kaoru Mori
3. Suki-tte Ii na yo #10 by Kanae Hazuki
4. Hajime no Ippo #102 by George Morikawa
5. Tonair no Kaibutsu-kun by Robico
6. Shura no Mon: Dai Ni Mon #8 by Masatoshi Kawahara
7. Kimi no Iru Machi #21 by Kouji Seo
8. Sakura Hime: The Legend of Princess Sakura #12 by Arina Tanemura
9. Hayate the Combat Butler #35 by Kenjirou Hata
10. Hayate the Combat Butler #35 Anime Concept Limited Edition by Kenjirou Hata
Source: Anime News Network

January 22nd

Rinne Chapter 178
A day early, but we've got the summary for chapter 178 posted. Masato finds a icy lockbox that he thinks he can use to ruin Rinne's life. Click below to read the summary for the last chapter of volume 18. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 16th

Rinne Chapter 177
Coming back from winter break, Rinne and Sakura come across a troubling snowman who likes to keep things cold. Click the link below to a summary of the chapter for yourself. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 15th

Shonen Sunday's Original Editor Passes
Kiichi Toyoda, the original editor of Shonen Sunday passed away on January 10th. He was 87. Source: Anime News Network

January 10th

UY: Dream My Friends Translator Needed
Messageboard member Ezekiel000 is working hard on adapting the 1994 Sega CD game "Urusei Yatsura: Dear My Friends" for an English release and is looking for a translator for the project. If you or someone you know would like to translate this game from Japanese into English, click the link below, you'll find Ezekiel's email address in his first post. Source: Rumic World Messageboard

January 9th

UY, MI & Ranma on Blu-Ray
To celebrate Rumiko Takahashi's 35th anniversary as a mangaka, her first three TV series are all getting blu-ray releases. We'll include the release dates with the other releases to the right, and you can click the link here to read about all the extras that will be included with each set. Thanks to AtaruLum and Otaku Rose for bringing this news to our attention! Source: Anime News Network & Yaraon

Rinne Chapter 176
Kuroboshi's grandson, Kuroboshi III, is given to Rinne for some special training. It seems this young black cat has some hang-ups that Rinne can hopefully solve. Along with the color page for this chapter we also got a look at the cover for Kyokai no Rinne vol. 15 and the first Inuyasha wideban. You can see the images yourself at our Facebook page linked below! Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete & Rumic World on Facebook

January 3rd

Rumiko Takahashi x Moto Hagio Interview
The February issue of Monthly Flower magazine, on sale January 27th, will feature an interview of both Rumiko Takahashi and Moto Hagio. Takahashi requests that Hagio sign her copy of "Nanohana" and Hagio mentions following Takahashi's career since her debut with "Those Selfish Aliens". Thanks to Elizabeth Rdz for passing along this news! Source: Rumic World

January 2nd

Rumic World Quiz Winner
We had another tie-breaker this year when Greg Lee and Ayame Mikage both scored a perfect 20 out of 20 on the quiz. Greg got the tie-breaking answer back to us first. Congratulations to Greg, and thanks to everyone who entered this year. Source: Rumic World

Kyokai no Rinne Complete Update
We've spent our Christmas vacation working on getting Kyokai no Rinne Complete up to date. You'll find tons of new character profiles, items, special attacks and locations all up to date. Just click the link below and happy reading. Source: Kyokai no Rinne Complete

January 1st

Inuyasha Doll Review
Today we posted our review of the 12 inch Inuyasha doll from Toynami. Additionally we had a tie yet again this year in our annual Rumic World Quiz contest, so we've sent out a tie-breaker question and will announce our winner tomorrow. Click the link below to see the video of our doll review. Source: Rumic World's YouTube Channel


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