Kyoukai no Rinne Vol. 1 out this week

20 10 2009

jg_rinneThe first volume of Rumiko Takahashi’s latest manga series, Kyoukai no Rinne, will be released this week, Oct. 20.

The series follows the exploits of Sakura, who befriends a strange boy at school who turns out to be a spirit who helps lost souls find rest. Sakura herself sees the spirits too, and helps him in his job.

The release of the first volume means that Viz will be taking down chapters 3-8 from its website, leaving the newest chapters and the first two for fans reading online.

Inuyasha: The Final Act to debut in Asia

15 09 2009

JG InuyashaInuyasha: The Final Act, the 26-episode sequel to the animated series based on Rumiko Takahashi’s manga of the same name, will debut in Asia on Oct. 10, one week after the  Japanese debut of the series.

The series finishes where the first series left off, and is a condensed version of the final 21 tankoban volumes of the manga that didn’t make it into the first seres.

Fans of the first series should recognize some familiar voices, as the series’ cast and staff have been retained for this latest installment into the Takahashi canon.

Ranma creator’s latest to get simultaneous publication

16 04 2009

jg_rinneFollowing the much anticipated announcement of Rumiko Takahashi’s latest manga, entitled Rinne, it was announced by Viz Media that the manga would be published online as it comes out in Japan. The first chapter is scheduled to be available on Wednesday, April 22. Kyoukai no Rinne, or Rin-ne in the U.S., Takahashi’s latest, who is best known for the works Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha.