NHK’s Anime World Blog announced recently that Kyoukai no Rinne (AKA RINNE) is getting a second season in Spring 2016. The series will be 25 episodes long. The first season has been airing on Crunchyroll and should be wrapping up next Wednesday after two more episodes.
RINNE is essentially the story of two people: Sakura Mamiya, a girl who was accidentally pulled into the otherworld and has been able to see spirits ever since, and Rinne Rokudou, a sort-of-shinigami who works to send souls to the wheel of reincarnation and collects bounties on evil spirits to help pay off a crippling debt. The pair accumulate numerous allies and enemies (and frenemies) throughout the series that make their lives a lot more complicated than either would prefer.
Rumiko Takahashi, the creator of RINNE, has written several works with large casts of recurring characters, including Ranma 1/2 and Inuyasha. RINNE is no different in this respect – several new characters will be appearing in the new season. Renge the Damashigami and Black Cats Oboro and Suzu are featured in the new promotional image released on the blog, and there are hints of another character as well.
RINNE has been a refreshing watch for me the past two seasons and I am glad there is only a winter break before it continues on. The show is fairly lighthearted and doesn’t take itself seriously at all. It’s been a great break from some of the more serious plot-oriented shows the past two seasons, and I will be eagerly awaiting more!