Crunchyroll has added another series to its spring 2015 anime slate with the announcement that they’ll be streaming the Rumiko Takahashi anime adaptation of RIN-NE. The series is set to debut on April 8th at 3:00 am ET for premium members and a week later for free members. The show will air every Wednesday at this time and will be available to members in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Latin America.
The show is set to be directed by Seiki Sugawara at Brains Base with the eternally busy Michiko Yokote handling the scripts for the series. More staffing is expected in the coming weeks.
Kaito Ishikawa as Rinne Rokudo
Marina Inoue as Sakura Mamiya
Hitomi Nabatame as Rokumon
Satsuki Yukino as Tamako
Kappei Yamaguchi as Sabato Rokudo
Ryohei Kimura as Tsubasa Jūmonji
Tetsuya Kakihara as Masato
Sora Tokui as Miho
Aya Suzaki as Rika
Tesshô Genda as Narrator
Rumiko Takahashi’s works have spawned some long running shows over the years, from Urusei Yatsura to Ranma 1/2 as well as Maison Ikkoku and Inu Yasha. Add in a number of OVAs over the years, most of which are long out of print in North America, and it’s easy to see why they’ll animate what she produces once there’s more than enough content to work with. The manga series, which is released in North America by Viz as Rin-ne, beghan in 2009 and has twenty-two volumes released there to date. Viz Media has released the 16th volume of the series this month in North America.
Plot Concept: 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!