You know, I wasn’t going to read this. Ever. If I ever was going to read this, it wouldn’t be until it was close to finishing, and considering that Rumiko Takahashi’s manga usually run pretty long, I wasn’t expecting to start this for another, oh say, 50 years. However, with the recent great news that InuYasha will be coming back for a concluding season (which I hope will be 3 years in length), I just had to get me some Rumiko. I figured:
Maybe I’ll check out her new work.
I did, and unfortunately, I will be following this pretty closely, and will not be able to wait years for it to finish.
Kyokai no RINNE
This is doing to me the same thing that InuYasha did. It’s being awesome. I love the two main characters, and the whole Shinigami thing. I mean, it’s kind of similar to Bleach, and by “kinda” I of course mean, “exactly” (so far anyway).
Basically it’s about a girl who can see ghosts (Sakura), and who one day sees a kid who happens to be a shinigami. Hmmmm. Almost the exact same thing as the beginning of Bleach, except in Bleach, Ichigo (Equivelent of Sakura) becomes a substitute shinigami, while in Kyokai no RINNE, Sakura just helps Rinne (equilvelent of Rukia) with his job but does’t become anything official.
So yea, I love it after one chapter, a chapter, I might add, which was nice and long. I hope that they’re all a good 40 pages in length. This seems to be a great manga. Of course, I will also say that I thought the same things about Urusei Yatsura, and Ranma 1/2 (okay I never actually read the manga, but I thought this about the anime), and it turns out that I got really bored of the repetition after a while. Hopefully Kyokai no RINNE won’t be too repetitive, and will have a continuous plot like InuYasha, which was easily Rumiko’s best work.
Now, I will end with a picture of those who have scantilated said manga. Arigato amigos (that’s right, I’m TRI-LINGUAL MUTHA FUCKAS!).