Thursday, August 3, 2017

Manga Review: Rin-ne, Volume 22, by Rumiko Takahashi

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5
Publisher: Shonen Sunday (VIZ Media)
Release Date: November 2016
Volumes: 37+
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1. 21. 23.

Goodreads Synopsis:

Beloved manga creator Rumiko Takahashi delivers lots of kook and a little spook in this story of a girl who sees ghosts and who meets a boy who navigates a realm between life and death.

After a mysterious encounter in her childhood, Sakura Mamiya gained the power to see ghosts. Now a teenager, she just wishes the ghosts would leave her alone! Then one day she meets Rinne Rokudo, a boy who is far more than what he seems.

Has a vending machine ever taken your money? Maybe it was haunted! Rinne’s got to solve the mystery of the school’s dysfunctional drinks machine soon, because everyone is blaming him for their missing coins!


The crystal ball is still being hunted as this volume starts. We see that everyone is sneaking around and planning how to get their hands on it. Renge gets a bad prophesy amidst this.
After that, there are several short plots. There's a tree spirit haunting people for misusing it. Rinne gets blamed for a vending machine stealing money. There's a meat bun haunting people by taking their meat bun filling. There's a Christmas mystery. A rather entertaining one to me was when there's a dream test, and everyone is invading each others' dreams, including the dreams featuring their crush.
While I haven't followed much of this series, this was a rather fun volume to read. I like all of the antics, I like seeing how money can sometimes win out on worries. I don't even fully understand the magic-world dynamics, and I still find it fun to follow.
These volumes are easy to read and I enjoy getting them.

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

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