NHK has announced that the premiere date for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of internationally acclaimed manga artist Rumiko Takahashi's latest serialization work Kyoukai no Rinne/Rin-ne. NHK's educational channel E Tere (NHK-E) will start airing the 25-episode supernatural comedy anime series at 17:30 on April 4 (JST). Seiki Sugawara (D-Frag!) serves as the series director for Brain's Base (D-Frag!, One Week Friends.). Michiko Yokote (Squid Girl, SHIROBAKO) works on series composition.
Unfortunately for her fans, Kyoukai no Rinne has become the least successful serialization series for Takahashi, who has 37-year career as a manga artist. While the final 56th volume (February 2009) of her last work Inuyasha sold 266,570 copies in Japan, the latest 23rd volume (November 2014) of Rinne sold only 22,993, less than one-tenth of Inuyasha (based on Oricon's sales report). Let's hope the
upcoming TV anime will push up the sales a little bit more.
TV anime main visual
The covers of the manga 1st and 23rd volume
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