It’s a two (rather than the now usual three) parter today, and I think Kyoukai no Rinne is well-served by that. Two stories long enough to dig our teeth into, both slightly (but only slightly) more serious than normal.
- Renge and Jumonji suspecting Rinne-kun of stealing the jidouhanbaiki money could hardly be less surprising. But it almost seemed as if Mamiya Sakura wavered for a while there, too. That’s a bit disappointing.
- Could Annette-sensei possibly be any more useless as a human being?
- Taken as canon, this first chapter could make interpretation of “2001: A Space Odyssey” exponentially more difficult.
- I like pretty much any story involving Ichigo. She’s almost unbelievably convincing as a mother reincarnated as a little girl, and perfectly straddles the line as a character between grounded and absurd.
- That old woman… There’s was something sort of tragic about a life of positive energy like that tainted by a few moments of pettiness. But then, old people are grouchy.
- Three generations exercising a spirit – that is indeed a first (it’s not like Sabato has ever been any help in that respect).
- Rokudon-kun and
GrandmaTamako are a perfect illustration of the difference between “frugal” and “cheap”. Circumstances are everything.