RIN-NE, Volume 1

RIN-NE, Volume 1

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by Rumiko Takahashi
     
 

The new series from bestselling author, Rumiko Takahashi!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style).

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

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Overview

The new series from bestselling author, Rumiko Takahashi!

Reads R to L (Japanese Style).

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 Rinne Rokudo shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!After school one day, Rinne helps Sakura deal with the ghost of a boy who has a crush on her. Rinne it seems, knows just how to handle such ghosts, and has the skills and tools to properly dispatch them to the afterife (for a small fee of course). Sakura starts to learn more about her mysterious classmate, and her curiosity about Rinne draws her deeper into the amazing world between life and death.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rin-ne is the newest manga from Takahashi, creator of Ranma½ and Inuyasha, two of the most successful anime and manga series of all time. Sakura is a teenage girl who can see spirits due to a narrow escape from the wheel of death and reincarnation as a child. One day, her classroom is plagued by a ghost, and she meets Rinne, a living boy filling the role of a shinigami—a supernatural being who guides spirits to their rest. Poor and alone on Earth, he tries to cadge meals and scam a living in between dealing with unquiet spirits. Despite potential melodramatic fodder, both characters are too practical and matter-of-fact for theatrics. Instead, Rin-ne tells the wry and funny adventures of two lonely kids becoming friends against a background of ghost stories that are more melancholy than frightening. Rin-ne is not the most profound of comics nor is it the most visually stunning, but it is a satisfying and heartfelt story, with promise of greater things to come as the tale unfolds. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421534855
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
10/20/2009
Series:
RIN-NE Series, #1
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
228,377
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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Meet the Author

Author and artist Rumiko Takahashi, the world's most popular and prolific female manga creator, has a large, devoted international fan base. Over 100 million copies of her work, such as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma 1/2 and Mermaid Saga--all available from VIZ Media--have been sold worldwide. Takahashi's works have been the basis for four long-running animated series and over eight animated movies.

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