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Rin-Ne 1 (Rin-Ne #1)

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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 wishesthe 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 Rinne Ro ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 20th 2009 by VIZ Media LLC
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Now, I have been a huge fan of Rumiko Takahashi’s works for many years (with “Ranma ” and “Inuyasha” being my all-time favorites). So, when I heard that Rumiko Takahashi was making a brand new manga series called “Rin-ne,” my little fan girl heart just cried out in ecstasy since I have been dying to see more new works from Rumiko Takahashi and this volume of “Rin-ne” has definitely been worth reading!

When Sakura Mamiya was a child, she went to her Grandmother’s house and she ended up disappearin
Kristin Fletcher-spear
Not really sure how I feel about this one. I have a love hate relationship with Takahashi's work. I love it because well she rocks as a storyteller and her storylines are so well done! I hate it because her books take forever to finish! I really get fed up with drawn out series. Especially now that I don't have as much time to read for myself. Maybe I should create a goodreads account for Charlie. I bet he reads more than me!

Anyway, I liked the characters, but felt that the initial volume didn't
Aug 03, 2012 Sesana rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, comics
This reads kind of like a blend of InuYasha (which I did read all of) and Bleach (which I only read the first volume of). I'm interested, enough to keep going, but not exactly addicted.
Sakura Mamiya is your fairly normal high-school girl with one difference - ever since she was 'spirited away' as a child, and was lost in the forest for a week, she has been able to see spirits. But she can't remember anything from that week, so she has no clue what might have caused this.
One day at school she notices that one of her classmates who is regularly absent has shown up in a strange costume, yet none of her other classmates seem to be able to see him! After she sees him attempting to
Aug 09, 2016 Joy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Rin-ne is Takahashi's latest serial manga, and I love it. I've read a bit further than volume one, and although it has some of the same themes (demons, magic) as Inu-Yasha and the same setting (high school) as Ranma 1/2, it still manages to be a fresh story. Mainly because the main characters' budding romance isn't based on the love/hate relationship that was prevalent in almost ALL of her previous comedic works (all the way back to Maison Ikkoku, which I love).

Mamiya Sakura is a normal high sc
Mar 22, 2016 Monse rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga-manhwa
Otro manga más sobre shinigamis (después de haber leído en mi adolescencia Bleach, Yami no Matsuei y Death Note). La trama no es original pero entretiene. Los dibujos de Rumiko me siguen pareciendo pobres y horribles como siempre. Más de 20 años dibujando y esta mujer no cambio nada su estilo. Con tantos años de práctica debería haber mejorado algo, creo yo...
Nov 09, 2009 Korynn rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
I was excited to see that Rumiko Takahashi has written something new after finishing "Inu-Yasha." All of the elements in this new story are familiar. We have a couple who look like girl type Ranma and boy type Ranma with the colors reversed and a plot of spiritual drama that seems like the battle of good versus evil from "Inu-Yasha." There is humor and there are cute animals and there is stupidity, all woven together into a magical plot. But I'm hesitant. Is it really that different from Inu-Yas ...more
Jul 08, 2012 Lina rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, shonen
Take a little bit of Bleach, a little bit of InuYasha and a hint of Ranma 1/2 and you get this. Most of Takahashi's other manga have managed to hook me in by the first volume, while this one left me a little flat. I don't really feel a connection to it because so much of it seems like an expy of bother her older work and Bleach. Hopefully as it continues it'll change.
Feb 14, 2015 E.A. rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love! This series!

I can't believe that it's by the same author as Ranma 1/2, I'm an idiot!.

I like how there's no real plot, it's one ghost hunt after another. The gages are great, and at times it had me busting out laughing.

I'm addicted!

If you loved Ranma 1/2 or Inuyasha then you will love this!


Apr 14, 2015 Jessica rated it it was amazing
I started reading this manga, because I saw the first episode of the anime. I immediately love it, I mainly blame my liking to this series because I felt the same feelings as I did with Inuyasha. I know that Rumiko Takahashi's mangas tend to be more "old skool" compared to manga titles released today, but I'm happy that she continuing on and creating new things.

As for the story itself, it's pretty basic, simple, but the characters are very interesting and amusing. The settings and the supernatu
Apr 04, 2014 Larisa rated it it was amazing
For something I read completely out of the blue, not bad. I checked out the first three volumes of this from the library and this first volume was a very quick read. Yay for ghosts, people who can see ghosts, and cute red heads! Five stars for pure entertainment, Takahashi's consistently beautiful artwork, and no real expectations on my part. Fun at its finest for me. This is extremely reminiscent of Bleach, but hopefully Takahashi doesn't draw this one out for a million years like Kubo Tite did ...more
Jun 07, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

Thoughts and Plots And Summed it All Up

From the maker of Inuyasha, and Ranma 1/2 we have Rin-Ne. Rin-Ne is a story about a girl (sakura Mamiya) who can see ghosts and a boy (rinne Rokudo) in her class who guides spirits to the afterlife, for a price of course.

That pretty much sums up the entire first volume. Nothing huge really happens, nothing really draws you in or makes you want to go fishing in the public library pond to find the next volume. all in all it was a 'meh' read.

Jul 04, 2015 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Congratulations, Rumiko Takahashi-san.... I simply cannot escape your work. Right when I was finishing my SECOND reading of Inuyasha, and a month after completing Ranma 1/2, I just had to get sucked into your latest work. Congrats. You've made me into an addict.

In the shounen department of manga, Takahashi is the most prevalent author of my reading collection. I'm a major fangirl of the anime Inuyasha (and adore the manga as well), and I enjoy her much, er, lighter pieces (though "short" will n
Luz Lorena
I just have 4 things to say:

1) Rinne and Sakura are definitely my OTP t.t (go away Ageha. Tsubasa you're so nice, but no... just no) (by the way, I ship Tsubasa and Ageha lol)

2) This is so funny and fresh. It's like the best of Inuyasha and Ranma PLUS its own behalf.

3) I got some problems with the plot. I mean, I like it, however, there is something that is... missing??? I don't know how to express me. It's very good, but I feel it could be better with a plot more linear.

4) Rumiko Takahashi is a
Erika Schoeps
Jul 23, 2013 Erika Schoeps rated it really liked it
Yay! What a great read. Of course, it's always a drag to read through introductions and explanations for a new series, but Takahashi always manages to infuse humor into the situation. Seriously, I'm always laughing out loud. The premise is unique and interesting, and the plot is paced slowly but steadily to keep you engaged. The character development for the main character wasn't really there yet, but the secondary characters were well-fleshed out and humorous. They do bear similarities to her o ...more
I'm already a big fan of Rumiko Takahashi's work - Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2, Mermaid's Scar, Fire Tripper, etc. She's basically a mangaka God. So I'm not surprised that this was a great opening volume to a series I'm sure will rise to 5 stars once a firm plot gets rolling. The character of Rinne is already pretty solid at the end of this volume; I look forward to learning more about Sakura, his new companion, and Tamako, his "ageless" grandmother. The dialogue and pacing has the traditional feel of T ...more
Apr 15, 2016 Diana rated it liked it
Esta otra historia de Rumiko la estoy empezando desde cero,antes de este tomo no tenía idea de nada pero bueno...creo que se ve bastante prometedora.

Rinne y Sakura,veamos si son tan lindos y shippeables como Ranma/Akane e Inuyasha/Kagome <3
Jenni Noordhoek
If you're familiar with Bleach but don't like the battle scenes that will. never. end. then Rin-ne is definitely for you.

It's cute, it's a bit fluffy, and the arcs aren't very long. One-offs are very common and it's a good look at storytelling done in short pieces.

And it's everything I wanted from Bleach, ultimately. It's a supernatural urban fantasy in the school setting without focusing on school drama or getting caught up in supernatural politics. Indeed, the shinigami's society feels a lot
Jan 27, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Good pacing, adequate information for being able to follow the story; might be common in concept, but well written so worth the read.
Dec 15, 2014 Heliea added it
So, here I go again, this time with an ongoing series, which I haven't done since I felt so fed up with Inuyasha years ago.
Aug 05, 2015 Agv rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I have only read a bit of this, seeing it was from rumiko I was expecting way more, so I dropped it
Ana Paula Lelis
Feb 24, 2016 Ana Paula Lelis rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-hq
It's a very interesting manga. I have read it so fast and I dareasy that next one is going to be even better.
Justyn Rampa
Oct 08, 2013 Justyn Rampa rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, manga, otaku-club
This is one of this month's Otaku selections and it is written by the creator of Inu-yasha. The story revolves around a young girl who was spirited away very early in her life and since then has been able to see ghosts. The other main character is a young man who is a shinagmi...sort of...and thus begins their unlikely relationship.

I really like the ideas present in the story and the illustrations certainly match her style, but I found the story lacked a bit of fluidity and depth. It was enjoyab
Real Imaginations
Apr 19, 2014 Real Imaginations rated it it was amazing
Pretty interesting story... :)
Jul 23, 2015 Amna rated it it was amazing
May 31, 2011 Timothy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
The newest series by artist Rumiko Takahashi, "Rin-ne" retains the whole mystical school girl vibe that was prevalent throughout Inu-Yasha's 56 volume run. However, with Takahashi's skills, she is able to bring out an entertaining read that still feels separate and unique to read. The fact that one of the main characters is a 'sort of' shinigami might make the reader compare this to Bleach, but overall the humor gives this series a feel that's different from an action heavy shonen series like Bl ...more
Dita D'inchiostro
Feb 25, 2013 Dita D'inchiostro rated it really liked it
Un manga gradevole e accattivante, nel perfetto stile di Rumiko Takahashi. Strappa più di un sorriso durante la lettura, e nei primi volumi la storia si mantiene abbastanza leggera grazie anche alle varie storie autoconclusive in cui Sakura e Rinne rimangono coinvolti.

Innegabili però sono le similitudini con Inuyasha e le precedenti opere della Takahashi.

Continua qui ->
Jenika Ioffreda
Jan 08, 2014 Jenika Ioffreda rated it liked it
pleasant read but from Rumiko Takahashi I was expecting much better! (Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha were much better with much more interesting characters)... but let's see, maybe it will get better in the next volumes?
David Wardrop
Jan 01, 2016 David Wardrop rated it really liked it
Very cute and charming.
Nov 30, 2009 Jason rated it liked it
The first volume in Rumiko Takahashi's post-InuYasha series is decent, but really not up to the high standards of her other series. It seems kind of directionless at this point. It has its charming qualities--the characters are nice, and the standalone nature of the story arcs is definitely refreshing as compared to the eternal InuYasha--but not a whole lot is happening yet.
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Rumiko Takahashi (高橋 留美子) was born in Niigata, Japan. She is not only one of the richest women in Japan but also one of the top paid manga artists. She is also the most successful female comic artist in history. She has been writing manga non-stop for 31 years.

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