Sunday, March 27, 2016

Manga Review: Rin-Ne, Volume 20, by Rumiko Takahashi

Rating (Out of 5): ~3
Publisher: Shonen Sunday (VIZ Media)
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Volumes: 29+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 19. 21.
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RightStuf Synopsis:

A school trip goes awry when Rinne and Sakura pretend to be dating—and end up hating each other instead! Will a homemade lunch repair their friendship…or will it turn out to be a bowl of haunted ramen?!


Disclosure: I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series.
Since I haven’t read any of the previous volumes in this series, I had no idea what to expect. I was surprised to find that it’s very episodic, with not much of a large plot line, so easy to just jump into.
There’s a gang of characters here, and they’re all competing, with underlying unrequited (and possibly requited) romances mixed in. Sakura and Rinne are working together to solve some spirit mysteries, one for a dog and another for a demon plant, then working in a team to collect charms on a tour group.
It was surprisingly entertaining, actually, and I enjoyed reading this volume. The relationships were pretty easy to figure out, and I liked that. The artwork is rather average, though. But it’s still made me intrigued to maybe catch up on one of her series being released.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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