Kyoukai no RINNE – 14 (Dates disguised as business.)

境界のRINNE ep 14
Kyoukai no RINNE – 14

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Kyoukai no RINNE - 14 Sakura goes with her friends to the water park section of an amusement park, where they see the ghost of an idol. Sakura elects not to talk to Rinne about this, so Tsubasa takes advantage of the situation and decides to go with her to the pool. Tsubasa attacks the idol ghost, so it flees. They give chase to a haunted house, so Tsubasa decides to take advantage of the opportunity and go in with Sakura. Meanwhile, Rinne takes a case regarding a haunted house at the amusement park, which Ageha has info for. She says they have to pose as a couple, so they go in. Inside, Rinne sees Tsubasa with Sakura and throws a wooden sandal at him just as Tsubasa is about to lose his soul.

Kyoukai no RINNE - 14Ageha takes Rinne inside a well to explain how the Damashigami are taking souls and how Rinne needs to have perverted thoughts. They are discovered by Sakura, so Rinne attempts to explain. Ageha is irritated at Rinne having abandoned her, but she finds the Damashigami and attacks them, taking them out. Meanwhile, the idol ghost is angry that no one is paying attention to her and causes the power to go out. In the dark, Ageha and Tsubasa embrace and nearly lose their souls. The cause is a glasses ghost who never got to date anyone. After Rinne settles things with the idol ghost, who wants to do more, the glasses ghost confesses to her, causing them both to go to the afterlife together.

Thoughts/Review:

I don’t like the new OP music. The first cour’s OP music was nice, but the girl singing the new OP kinda grates on me (her voice, that is). And I don’t like the ED music either. Oh well.

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I don’t remember this story (or stories, as the case may be), so I’m guessing these were plucked from somewhere after volume 9, which is where I stopped reading the manga. Because the story was fresh to me, it was more amusing to me that it likely would have been had I been versed in the source material.

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I got a laugh at Tsubasa trying to make a move on Sakura, especially after he saw the picture of her in her bikini. So his reaction to getting to go to the water park and see her in another two piece also made me laugh a bit.

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Ageha falling for Rinne made me laugh as well. She’s a bit more clever about going on a faux date with Rinne that Tsubasa is with Sakura, but not much more.

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I don’t know why, but I really laughed when Tsubasa and Ageha embraced and thought they were with their intended rather than each other. As far as the anime goes, Tsubasa hasn’t met Ageha (I don’t think), so it will be interesting when they actually do meet.

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Tsubasa’s reaction to thinking he’d hugged Sakura and feeling the need to take responsibility made me laugh as well.

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Of course, I do feel bad for Rinne, who’s never going to catch a break, thanks to Sakura always finding him in situations where she doesn’t know the context and just assumes things.

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As to the story, the idol ghost and the glasses ghost were obviously just vehicles to have the double date that’s not a date. I kinda rolled my eyes at the end when the idol fell for “Megane” at the end, after taking his glasses off, but oh well.

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In the end, this was a pretty amusing episode to me, but it also highlights a weakness of the series, that being the comedic use of having Sakura catching Rinne in situations where she can misunderstand things. That’s the one area of humor that I really won’t find funny.

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4 Responses to “Kyoukai no RINNE – 14 (Dates disguised as business.)”

  1. D-Omen says:

    No wonder you don’t remember it, this episode is anime-original! They kinda-sorta plucked some minor things (mostly Sakura’s swimsuits) from a couple manga chapters, but the setting and the two ghosts were new. I do think the writing being original made for a couple scenes where the characters felt a little OOC. Specifically, Ageha was too bashful, she’d never force herself on Rinne quite like that in the manga; and Sakura wouldn’t put the lid on the well, she’d just silently storm off. That said, I found the plot very funny and clever in how they tied the two ghosts together. So far, episodes where two ghosts appeared had them being mostly unrelated due to being plucked from two different manga stories, but this time they were integral to resolving each other’s regret.

    The new OP and ED are crap compared to the old ones, with the OP being crap in general. The only bright spot is that it’s got Kain in it.

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      No wonder you don’t remember it, this episode is anime-original!

      Ah. Interesting that they went this route, especially since I know there are a ton more volumes out there.

      I do think the writing being original made for a couple scenes where the characters felt a little OOC. Specifically, Ageha was too bashful, she’d never force herself on Rinne quite like that in the manga; and Sakura wouldn’t put the lid on the well, she’d just silently storm off.

      It has been so long since I read the manga, I couldn’t remember how the characters would specifically behave. That is good to know though.

      The new OP and ED are crap compared to the old ones, with the OP being crap in general. The only bright spot is that it’s got Kain in it.

      He’s the one who was assigned to Rinne for training, right?

      • D-Omen says:

        You’re thinking of Shoma, who is a little kid. Kain is the shirushigami, a shinigami doing desk jobs instead of field work. He’s also poor like Rinne and has a grudge on him because his mother is one of the victims of Sabato’s money scams.

        • AstroNerdBoy says:

          ou’re thinking of Shoma, who is a little kid.

          Ah. Thanks for the correction.

          Kain is the shirushigami…

          Thanks for the info. 🙂

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