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 shows up, and he's far more than what he seems!
I love Rumiko Takahashi and I love this so far. I have also seen Maison Ikkoku, Ranma1/2, Urusei Yatsura and Inu-Yasha. Any one of you who love Ranma1/2 and Inu-Yasha, you'll love this. Many of the chapters remind me of Inu-Yasha, when Kagome was solving cases at her home in the present. Since this is more school-based, it also gives the Ranma1/2 feel with the slapstick and comedy (which is funny, as always). The main characters do take some getting used to (especially Sakura). She is, how you say, not your typical heroine and is more calm than Kagome, Akane, and Kyouko (like she doesn't get insanely jealous). Overall the characters are like this:
Rokoumon=Shippo (from Inu-Yasha)
Masato=Pantyhose-Taro (from Ranma1/2)
Tsubasa=Ryoga Hibiki (from Ranma1/2)
Tamako=Nabiki/Kasumi (from Ranma1/2)
Overall, the art, characters and story is a bit similar, but still fun for all Takahashi fans. I have read up through book 11, Keep it coming! ^_^read more
Takahashi-sensei's works are a bit of a hit or miss for me. I loved Mermaid Saga, Inuyasha was okay, and Ranma was some of the stupidest drivel I've ever read. Rinne falls somewhere around Inuyasha on the continuum, I would hazard.
I've finished nearly one hundred chapters of this manga, and I'm still looking for a plot. Thus far the series has been completely episodic: a supernatural problem arises, and the main characters deal with it within, maybe, five chapters tops, and it is forgotten. There have been an endless number of characters introduced to bring these problems to the cast's attention, and then they're gone. They're plot devices, nothing more.
As for the main cast, they haven't grown much over those hundred chapters. Now, they are interesting characters, with strengths and foibles and problems, but none of those problems seem like they'll be solved anytime soon, or that they are even trying to overcome them. Rinne is still broke, and the love polygon is rather stable.
The art is instantly recognizable from the author's other works. While unique, it's not spectacular.
This isn't to say the manga isn't enjoyable. It's a pleasant enough diversion, but like cotton candy, it's lacking in substance. At the same point in Inuyasha we knew many of the major plot points of that manga. Rinne seems to be here for a long haul like so many other Takahashi works. It's certainly worth a little light reading, but you might find yourself wanting something with a little more meat.read more
I am just disapointed with the manga. I read over 45 chapters to see if anything good is going to happen, and Nothing happened. The story was dull and boring which made me belive Takahashi is running out of ideas. However The artwork is more improved by the artist once you compare her previous work on Yatsura to Rin-Ne you'll see an improvement as the artist now in her early 50's has improved her style.
But the story is still mediocre to me because I am pretty much dispointed.
This is a review for those who have read Ranma 1/2 before and wonder if they should give Rinne a try!
I absolutely loved Ranma 1/2 for the humour, crazy stories, characters, and overall feel it gives.
Then Takahashi made Inu Yasha. One of the most boring mangas I have ever read. I was so dissapointed...
Well, Rinne goes back to Ranma 1/2 like story telling! The humour is as enjoyable as in Ranma 1/2, Takahashi has preserved ther unique style of building humour and I'm glad to say that the manga doesn't take itself seriously at all.
For the feeling, for me it isn't quite on par with Ranma 1/2 yet but that's probably only because I prefer the setting of Ranma 1/2 a bit more. The shinigami stuff is fun though, too, and the manga keeps getting more interesting as it keeps introducing new characters at a fast pace.
Well, Takahashi's style was never "great" looking, but I like it and it gives a nice feel to the manga. It's definitely nothing to rant about, and you will definitely not read this for the art.
Not story, writing. As funny as Ranma 1/2. This is pure comedic GOLD.
One of the most enjoyable mangas out there, if you want more Ranma 1/2, read this.read more