Viz Media has announced the first simultaneous East/West debut of a new manga series from legendary creator Rumiko Takahashi entitled Rin-Ne. The series launched just yesterday exclusively in Japan in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine and online for North American audiences on TheRumicWorld.com.
As a child Sakura Mamiya mysteriously disappeared in the woods behind her grandma’s home. She returned whole and healthy, but since then she has had the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! At school, the desk next to Sakura’s has been empty since the start of the school year, then one day her always-absent classmate shows up, and he’s far more than what he seems!
Rumiko Takahashi has won the prestigious Shogakukan Manga Award twice in her career, once for Urusei Yatsura in 1981 and the second time for Inuyasha in 2002. A majority of the Takahashi canon has been adapted into other media such as anime, live-action TV series, and film. Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of VIZ Media, says of Rumiko Takahashi, “[Her] talent for creating endearing and memorable characters combined with comedy, love, fantasy, and action shines wonderfully in Rin-Ne. Her signature style has come to be known as the ‘Rumic World,’ and it would not be an overstatement to call it a genre all its own.”
If the storyline sounds of interest, click the image below to be whisked into the Rumic World of Rin-Ne.
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