Kyoukai no RINNE 47 (Cliche love story)

境界のRINNE ep 47
Kyoukai no RINNE 47

SPOILER Summary/Synopsis:

Kyoukai no RINNE 47Kain busts a Damashigami shop that Renge is at, forcing her to retreat. She leaves a coin purse with ¥700 behind. Kain tracks it to the club building where Rinne and Renge live. Because Renge has a crush on Kain-senpai, who doesn’t know Renge is a Damashigami, Rinne covers for her crime. Renge talks to Sakura about Renge and how he admired her since they both were poor in school. Rinne comes up with a ploy to fool Kain. It works better than expected as Sabato shows up and picks Renge’s coin purse. Sabato gets away, but Renge’s secret is safe. She’s going to give up being a Damashigami, but when she learns Kain had no romantic interest in her, she reneges on the promise to herself.

Thoughts/Review:

After some lackluster episodes of late, Kyoukai no RINNE 47 was certainly an improvement. I’m glad for that.

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

Gyoza

You know, it seems that a number of anime titles I’ve watched lately have a lot of food in them. Ditto manga stuff I’ve read. No wonder I’m hungry all the time. This episode was no different. Now I’m so hungry for gyoza, it isn’t even funny. 😆

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

As a side note, I laugh at the notion that a “1 pack” of gyoza (four pieces) in Japan goes for ¥170. That’s about $1.66 as of this posting. Every place I’ve ever gone to get gyoza, 5-6 pieces are anywhere from $5-$7. ^_^;   (Did I mention how hungry I am?)

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

Another Romantic Comedy Cliche

Having already established Renge as a poor but determined Damashigami, we know what Renge is capable of. Ditto for Kain, who’s the poor but determined Shinigami government employee. In typical fashion for Takahashi-sensei, she takes the characters and gives them a past together.

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

Everything about Renge having a crush on “Kain-senpai” and ultimately Kain’s apparent non-romantic feelings for her were all cliched. Despite this, I still found things rather humorous. Most of this is due to Renge returning to her sweet personal when around Kain. Indeed, the purity of her feelings for Kain is what caused Rinne to decide to help her.

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

Continuing the cliche, Renge vows to quit being an evil Damashigami when she thinks Kain has feelings for her. She then returns to evil when she discovers he probably doesn’t have feelings. Frankly, things would be MORE interesting to me had Renge actually quit being a Damashigami, then had to struggle as a Shinigami. Making her compete with Rinne would be a fun change. Alas, that will never be.

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Final Thoughts and Conclusion

It is a shame that there is no advancement in the Sakura x Rinne ship. No, I didn’t expect there would be. However, I briefly wondered if helping Renge with her love for Kain might have been a window to peek in on Sakura’s and Rinne’s feelings. Oh well.

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

Finally, I’ve very glad that Sabato only had a brief cameo in this episode. A little of him goes a long way.

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

In the end, Kyoukai no RINNE 47 is a pretty fun episode, even if it is fairly cliched. It is certainly an improvement over the last few episodes.

Kyoukai no RINNE 47

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2 Responses to “Kyoukai no RINNE 47 (Cliche love story)”

  1. ctrn says:

    You know, it seems that a number of anime titles I’ve watched lately have a lot of food in them. Ditto manga stuff I’ve read.

    Did you know that even the Fate universe(s) have a manga version of the trope?: “What’s Cooking at the Emiya House Today?” 😉

    Alas, that will never be.

    That was the main problem with Ranma. The manga ends and you just think: “this is it?”

    • AstroNerdBoy says:

      Did you know that even the Fate universe(s) have a manga version of the trope?: “What’s Cooking at the Emiya House Today?”

      Ha!ha! I did not know that. ^_^

      That was the main problem with Ranma. The manga ends and you just think: “this is it?”

      Yeah, that’s Takahashi-sensei for you. Maison Ikkoku is the one series that had the best ending where everything was resolved. She gave Inuyasha fans fans a bone when she wrote that special chapter to aid the earthquake victims, where she showed Inuyasha’s and Kagome’s life after the events of the manga. Them and their comrades.

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