It’s time to take another trip to the netherworld with Rin-ne!
Earlier today, NHK revealed that Rin-Ne (Kyōkai no Rinne) will return to Japanese TV on April 9. The new season will air on Saturdays at 5:30PM local time on NHK’s E-Tele network.
NHK released a new visual to promote the upcoming season, which you can check out below.
The piece includes a few characters that are new to the season, including Renge (center) and Suzu (bottom-right). NHK describes the second season as follows (Translation courtesy of Anime News Network):
The shinigami (god of death) Rinne Rokudō, and Sakura Mamiya, the girl who can see ghosts, attend the same school. The two spend their days solving the worries of spirits. Rinne is so poor that he is forced to borrow money from Sakura to buy shinigami tools to solve their cases. Rinne and Sakura care for each other, but their relationship is not progressing. However, with the appearance of a new contracted black cat, a beautiful damashigami (cheating god), and a person with whom Rinne shares a special circumstance, the situation becomes even more chaotic! Rinne and Sakura’s after-school time wrapped up in the world of spirits continues!
Rin-Ne is based on Rumiko Takahash’s manga of the same name. The series premiered on Japanese TV on April 4, 2015 and currently spans 25 episodes. Seiki Sugawara (D-Frag!) is directing the title at Brain’s Base, while Kazuhiko Tamura (Gunparade Orchestra) provides character designs.
In North America, Sentai Filmworks currently holds the domestic rights to the Rin-Ne anime series, while Viz maintains the manga license.
Sentai describes Rin-Ne as follows:
Kyokai no Rinne is a genre bending supernatural comedy depicting the story of Sakura Mamiya, who is suddenly able to see ghosts after a mysterious disappearance into the woods in her childhood. One day, the normally empty desk next to her at school is filled by a new classmate named Rinne Rokudo, changing her life forever.