Second Anime Season of Rin-ne to Air on NHK Educational TV in Spring 2016

Second Anime Season of Rin-ne to Air on NHK Educational TV in Spring 2016

Rumiko Takahashi’s popular manga series, Rin-ne, was first adapted into a TV anime which aired in April 2015. The anime follows the story of Sakura, a young girl with the ability to see ghosts, and her poor shinigami friend Rokudo Rinne and their adventures freeing spirits trapped on earth.

The first season of the anime began in April 2015, and will end on Sept. 19. Though that will be a sad day for fans of the show, some good news has just been announced: The second season will begin airing in spring of 2016.

The second season will be 25 episodes long and run for half a year, just like the first season. Rinne and Sakura will of course be in the show, but some intriguing new characters will be featured as well. There’s shinigami Ageha’s black cat (by contract) Oboro, Kain’s easily-bored black cat Suzu, and the impoverished and wicked-tongued Damashigami woman, Shima Renge. The story is sure to get even more exciting in season 2.

Comments concerning the second season from Rin-ne voice actor Kaito ishikawa and director Shizutaka Sugahara have also been released.

Kaito Ishikawa:
“Thanks to everyone’s support, the anime has been approved for a second season! I want to again express how truly grateful I am to be a part of creating the Rin-ne world, and to play Rinne himself. I will do my very best to make sure this wonderful story is enjoyed by a wider audience, so I ask for your continued support!"

Shizutaka Sugahara:
“Beginning next spring some ‘unique’ new characters, including some particular cats, shinigami, and humans, will be meeting Rinne for the first time. I’m working hard with our staff to make the second season even more fun and interesting than the first. I hope you look forward to watching the show next spring."

Rin-ne is the latest work by popular manga artist Rumiko Takahashi. It was first serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2009. Known for such series as Urusei Yatsura, Ranma 1/2, and Inuyasha, Takahashi’s latest work is a wonderful mix of the school life, fantasy, and love comedy genres.

The show is animated by Brain’s Base, directed by Shizutaka Sugahara, and written by Michiko Yokote. The series has also gained attention for featuring the prominent voice talent of Kaito Ishikawa as Rinne, and Marina Inoue as Sakura.

Air Date: Spring 2016
Creator: Rumiko Takahashi
Director: Shizutaka Sugahara
Scriptwriter: Michiko Yokote
Character Design: Kazuhiko Tamura
Music: Akimitsu Honma
Animation: Brain’s Base

Rin-ne Official Site

Source: animeanime


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