Characters: RIN-NE

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Rinne Rokudo (六道りんね)

Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa

The main protagonist of the story, Rinne is a dirt-poor teenager of mixed human and Shinigami heritage. He lived with his human grandfather until he passed away, and now takes up residence in Sankai High's abandonded club building. He makes most of his livings off of the weather hutch offerings made by his classmates. He never seems to catch a break in the monetary department, mostly because of Jerkass father stealing from his accounts and sending him bills.
  • Adorkable: Just look at this kid blush!
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: When he dresses in a maid uniform to try and capture a damashigami, he takes advantage of his situation to win the school's Mr. Lady competition. Sakura and her female friends agree he looks cute, Tsubasa is at a loss for words.
  • Bishōnen
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Cannot Spit It Out: He has feelings for Sakura, he can admit it to himself but not to anyone else.
  • Childhood Friends: He was friends with Matsugo in elementary school. Rinne finds his current obsession with him annoying, though.
  • Clothes Make the Superman: Physically, Rinne is a normal human with an outlandish hair color... Until he slips into the Haori of the Underworld and takes on the qualities that a normal shinigami or ghost would have.
  • The Comically Serious
  • Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Rinne is very different from any of Takahashi's male protagonists. He's quite kind and calm headed unlike the regular Jerk with a Heart of Gold.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: A mild example.
  • Crazy-Prepared: Downplayed, but he usually has a plan or gadget waiting for his clients
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Custom Uniform: His middle school track uniform. Granted, he'd probably change it if he could. (He seemed eager enough to get a regular uniform in an early chapter.)
  • Disguised in Drag: Rinne decides to dress in a maid uniform to try and capture a damashigami who is kidnapping school girls. It works. He actually has to unmask himself as male to his opponent when he defeats him.
  • Everyone Can See It: It's really, really obvious that Rinne has a crush on Sakura. Tsubasa's called him out on this before.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: There's only a handful of chapters where Rinne isn't jipped or ripped off in the end; and even then the reward's usually nothing monetary. (A hand-made scarf, a kotatsu, etc.)
    • Subverted and Lampshaded in one chapter.
      Sakura: So you didn't spend any money and you got your reward. That's rare, isn't it?
  • Full-Name Basis: He doesn't know how to address anyone otherwise.
  • Green-Eyed Epiphany: Though he's not sure why, he doesn't like it when Tsubasa shows up and immediately starts making moves on Sakura.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: His grandmother is a shinigami and his grandfather was human. Since nothing's been mentioned of his mother, it's impossible to say exactly what he is.
  • Hilariously Abusive Childhood: At the hands of Sabato.
  • Invisible to Normals: With his haori on.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Very limited. He at best has two outfits.
  • Missing Mom: His dad told him she was dead, but honestly who knows with Sabato
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Rinne is one of the kindest and most altruistic characters in the cast, but he's also clearly inherited a small fraction of his father's greed and laziness.
  • Nice Guy: Incredibly. He's patient and willing to do anything to save the living and give peace to the dead. And will pay out of his incredibly sad wallet if he has too.
  • Not So Above It All: While he's pretty much a saint, but when it comes to money he's willing to break his morals. But even then he refuses to let innocent people be hurt.
  • Only Friend: Rinne was Matsugo's only friend.
  • Perpetual Poverty: To the point he'll do anything to save 500 yen, about 5 dollars. Justified however, because he is forced to purchase exorcism tools due to not being a full Shinigami and thus being able to summon them.
  • Raised by Grandparents: His jackass dad wasn't around and honest it was probably for the better.
  • Red-Headed Hero
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: To Sakura.
  • Shinigami: He's at least a 1/4 Shinigami.
  • Sins of Our Fathers: His Jerkass father is to blame for most of his problems.
  • The Stoic: He's very calm and collected.
    • Not So Stoic: Whenever large amount of money are involved (Hell, money in general), Rinne loses his cool exterior.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: He's a sixteen-year-old version of Sabato. We'd imagine he's not very happy about it.
  • Sugar and Ice Personality
  • Tears of Blood: Rinne suffers through these whenever he has to spend a lot of money on something.
  • Took a Level in Cheerfulness: He gets more emotional as the series continues.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Oh, god.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Sakura.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Apparently, Rinne's got a severe case of motion sickness.
  • Work Off the Debt: Which wouldn't be so bad if his dad didn't keep making new debt for him

Sakura Mamiya (真宮桜)

Voiced by: Marina Inoue

An Ordinary High-School Student who was spirited away as a child. Thanks to Rinne's grandmother Tamako buying her candy from the afterlife, Sakura has the ability to see and talk to ghosts. She first thought Rinne was a ghost when he appeared in homeroom, but later found out he was 'human' when she headbutted him on the streets.

     Supporting Characters 

Rokumon (六文)

Voiced by: Hitomi Nabatame

Rinne's young Black Cat by Contract. He once worked for Tamako, but was fired and went to the human world to fall back on Rinne. Despite his young age he's very smart, and is usually the one to explain the various shinigami tools and such to Sakura.


Voiced by: Satsuki Yukino

Rinne's paternal grandmother and a young looking Shinigami.

Tsubasa Jumonji

Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura

An exorcist. Like Sakura, he can also see ghosts, but often brutally attacks them with "sacred ashes" instead of trying to put them to rest.


A Shinigami girl from a family of an elite shinigami known for taking down damashigami. Unlike Rinne, she is incredibly wealthy and throws her money away with little thought.


Ageha's Black Cat by Contract. They have a strained relationship because during their first mission together the two started to argue and Ageha buried Oboro under a boulder where he remained trapped for a year before being able to dig his way out.


A Shirushigami, a clerk in the afterlife. He steals Rinne's lifeflame because his father Sabato used Kain's mother, consantly borrowed money for her, and stuck her with little money to provide for herself and her son.


Kain's Black Cat by Contract.


Rinne's old classmate from Shinigami Elementary.
  • Ambiguously Gay: Tsubasa outright asks him if he likes Rinne that way, and Matsugo denies it. But then he gives Rinne the same stalker-ish choker with what is basically a spycam that Ageha was trying to give him...
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: Rinne once saved him from a bully and from major embarrassment. Because of this, Matsugo is fiercely devoted to him to the point everyone calls him a girl in love, though he calls it mere "friendship".
  • Childhood Friends: He and Rinne went to elementary school together. Matsugo claims they are best friends, but Rinne doesn't think of their relationship as highly as he does.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: When Rinne and Sakura try to pretend to be dating in an attempt to keep Matsugo away from Rinne, Matsugo does anything possible to separate Rinne from Sakura and have Rinne all for himself, because he thinks his "friendship" is more powerful than love.

Right and Left Mikazuki

A twin brother and sister. Left, the brother, is a blacksmith who makes Shinigami scythes, while Right, the sister, tries to sell them.


Sabato Rokudo

Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi

Rinne's father and the president of the Damashigami Company, an illegal business committed to stealing the souls of people who have not ended their lifespan.


Voiced by: Tetsuya Kakihara

A wealthy devil that seek revenge against Rinne.

Renge Shima

A New Transfer Student at Rinne's school, but she is also a Damashigami.