Reactionary

April 23, 2009

I’ll jump on the band wagon and give some of my reactions to Rin-ne, Rumiko Takahashi’s new manga.

I’m not completely sold on this one yet.  It was a good introduction to the two main characters, but it didn’t really grab me.  I like supernatural stories, so I’m hoping she’ll take the Shinigami concept into a different direction, though that is how it appears with her emphasis on reincarnation.  It seems to have more of a Buddhist take on the afterlife, which is more interesting to me than Bleach‘s.  I did like the ghost Chuhuahua.  The buggy eyed dog.  LOL.

Takahashi really likes red-headed protagonists too, doesn’t she?

I’m going to keep reading, and see how things go.  It fits perfectly into my lunch 1/2 hour.

On the Inuyasha VIZBIG new:

YES!  THEY GOT IT!!  THEY FIGURED IT OUT!!!

Okay, I feel better now, and little vindicated.  I am so glad that Inuyasha is coming out unflipped finally.  What I have to figure out is how to justify buying 32 volumes all over again…

Now, all we have to work on is getting Ranma 1/2 and Urusei to get the same treatment.

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1 Comment for this entry

  • Heather Ward says:

    The news about IY is nice. I do hope they take the chance to include the colored artwork also, but I will not hold it against them.

    Rin-ne was a good read. I thought the Auntie/Miss was interesting and I wonder if she may be related to Rokudo, especially since the “you will FORGET all you have seen” failed on Sakura twice. I thought the dog was hilarious, but also the other ghost. Her charging through him tickled me. It will be interesting how many other types of ghosts Takahashi will create for this series and what will be the focus. I would have to look it up, but I am pretty sure it took like 4 chapters to fully establish the premise for IY and even like 8 books to fully introduce the full cast.

    But if it is successful like her other works, it will be amazing to see people cosplaying that jacket, sort reminds me of the one the bad guys in Naruto wear.

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