Rumiko Takahashi’s “Rin-ne” Anime Series Coming Spring 2015

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The anime adaptation of “Rin-ne” will span 25 episodes, and will premiere on April 4th, 2015, at 5:30 PM.
© Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan / NHK / NEP / ShoPro

Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series “Rin-ne”, currently serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday, will be made into an anime series to be broadcast on NHK-E.

Takahashi has been a manga artist for over 30 years, and is known for hit series such as “Urusei Yatsura” and “Ranma 1/2”. Numerous high-profile manga artists have stated her as an influence, including “Aoi Hono” creator Kazuhiko Shimamoto, and her work has had a huge impact on otaku culture in general.

Romantic comedy “Rin-ne” tells the story of reluctant death god and high school student Rinne Rokudo and his calm and reserved classmate, Sakura Mamiya. The anime adaptation is being created by Brain’s Base, known for their work on “Natsume’s Book of Friends”, and is being directed by studio member Seiki Sugawara. Series composition will be handled by “Squid Girl” and “xxxHolic” writer Michiko Yokote.

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Main character Rinne Rokudo, a reluctant death god. (Voice: Kaito Ishikawa)
© Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan / NHK / NEP / ShoPro

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Heroine Sakura Mamiya is Rinne’s classmate. (Voice: Marina Inoue)
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Rinne’s black cat by contract, Rokumon, can transform into a gigantic demon cat. (Voice: Hitomi Nabatame)
© Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan / NHK / NEP / ShoPro

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Rinne’s grandmother and fellow death god Tamako, who lives in the Shinigami world and constantly worries about her grandson. (Voice: Satsuki Yukino)
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Rinne’s father, Sabato Rokudo, is the president of the Damashigami Company, dedicated to stealing the souls of living humans. (Voice: Kappei Yamaguchi)
© Rumiko Takahashi / Shogakukan / NHK / NEP / ShoPro

Link:
NHK Anime World: Rin-ne (NHK Online)
http://www.nhk.or.jp/anime/rinne/

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