Collection 1 (2015/aka Kyokai no Rin-ne: Collection 1/Sentai
C+ Sound: B Extras: C Episodes: B+
since Sakura was little, she has been a medium for spirits as she can
see and hear them. Till now, they have only been a minor annoyance,
until she met Rinne Rokudo. Rokudo is a Shinigami who helps spirits
to move on to the Wheel of Reincarnation in order to pay off his
debts. They work together to help spirits move on to the next plane
of existence in Rin-ne: Collection 1 (2015).
discovers her classmate Rokudo is a Shinigami (who is usually
invisible to mortal eyes) and is also able to see the 'spirits'.
Rokudo is actually a half Shinigami half human. Sakura and Rokudo
are connect in the past Rokudo's grandmother Tamako (who hates to be
called grandmother and prefers to be called 'young lady') but she
doesn't remember it. Rokudo is poor due to his no good Damashigami
(fallen Shinigami) father, who left him a lifetime of debts (and
continues steal from him daily) and make his life a living hell.
Sakura and Rokudo are joined with Rokumon, a chibi cat boy/Rokudo's
familiar, Jumonji - an exorcist and Ageha - a female Shinigami.
Together, they enjoy high school life and protect the human realm
from the spirits, demons and Damashigamis.
the creator of Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha comes Rumiko
Takahashi's latest series, Rin-ne or Kyokai no Rin-ne,
which combines and makes fun of high school drama with
supernatural/spiritual adventures with comedy and romance, there are
many to Japanese cultural/spiritual/ghost references. This is smart,
even complex stuff, so check it out.
combination of mixed art and the transfer makes the 1080p 1.78 X 1
digital High Definition image a bit of a disappointment, though color
can be decent, but the lossless Japanese DTS-HD MA (Master Audio) 2.0
Stereo tracks with Pro Logic-like surrounds are warm and well
recorded, so they are a playback plus. Extras include clean opening
& closing animations and trailers.
Mysterious Classmate - Sakura meets Rokudo a Shinigami who helps
lost souls to move on.
Memory of the Red Ring - Sakura meets Rokudo's grandmother and
realize it is not the first time they met.
Clubhouse Phantom - Sakura meets Rokumon, a cute cat boy familiar
You Don't Mind Starting as Friends - Sakura is reunited with her
childhood friend Jumonji who is an exorcist who becomes a rival for
Rokudo for Sakura's affections.
- Sakura, Rokudo and Jumonji meets Hanako the toilet ghost who as a
grudge against Jumonji for making her leave her home.
of the Roadside Shrine - Rokumon helps out a couple of boys who
gets cursed by a cat spirit/monster for disturbing their shrine.
Sakura meets a Damashigami for the first time.
of the Rabbit Hutch - A girl's boyfriend's spirit gets captured
by Masato the demon who as a grudge against Rokudo.
to Hell! - Rokudo, Sakura and Rokumon enter hell, it's easy to
get in ...but not so easy to get out.
Wig's Disappointment and the Pumpkin's Temptation - It's the
school festival, Sakura helps a haunted wig and they rescue the girls
from a girl-loving spirit.
Company - Sakura meets Rokudo's no good, womanizing, father who
is also the president of the Damashigami Company and kidnaps them to
Young President's Induction?! - Can Rokudo beat his father who is
the god of debts?
the Shinigami - Rokudo meets Ageha a Shinigami who is looking for
- Ageha discover her sister is now a Damashigami. Sakura
misunderstands Rokudo and Ageha's relationship and get jealous.