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Rin! (凛!) is a Japanese manga written by Satoru Kannagi and illustrated by Yukine Honami. It is licensed in North America by Digital Manga Publishing, which released the manga between October 25, 2006,[1] and April 25, 2007.[2] It is licensed in German by Carlsen Verlag.[3]

Written bySatoru Kannagi
Illustrated byYukine Honami
Published byTokuma Shoten
English publisher
Original runDecember 12, 2002October 25, 2004
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Katsura The main character of Rin! A high school junior and a 2-dan in archery. Katsura struggles with an unusual form of anxiety that can only be soothed by his 'secret weapon'.

Sou The vice-president of the archery club and a senior in high school. He is Katsura's 'secret weapon' by giving him a hug to calm down all fears and anxieties. His bow is very free and flexible.

Yamato The president of the archery club and Katsura's older brother. His bow is stronger and more rigid, because of his extensive physical and mental training. Sou is his best friend and he cares very deeply for his younger brother, Katsura. He is serious about his archery and is a good listener.


Patricia Beard felt that the character designs were too young-looking,[4] and regarded the second volume as "something to read while I look at Honami's wonderful artwork",[5] and felt the final volume was "disjointed" in its narrative.[6] Holly Ellingwood enjoyed "the metaphor of archery forms to that of life and love",[7] which she felt lent the work "a greater spiritual depth".[8] Sylvia Einenkel describes the archery motif as being "unforgettable".[9]


  1. ^ "Rin! Vol. 1 - Juné Manga". October 25, 2006. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  2. ^ "Rin! Vol. 3 - Juné Manga". April 25, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  3. ^ "Rin - CARLSEN Verlag". July 30, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  4. ^ Beard, Patricia (November 27, 2006). "Rin! Vol. #01". Archived from the original on October 8, 2012.
  5. ^ Beard, Patricia (January 24, 2007). "Rin! Vol. #02". Archived from the original on October 8, 2012.
  6. ^ Beard, Patricia (May 16, 2007). "Rin! Vol. #03". Archived from the original on October 8, 2012.
  7. ^ Ellingwood, Holly (January 16, 2007). "RIN! (VOL. 2) [ADVANCE REVIEW]". Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  8. ^ Ellingwood, Holly (April 15, 2007). "RIN! (VOL. 3) [ADVANCE REVIEW]". Retrieved November 11, 2010.
  9. ^ "animePRO - Magazin: Datenbank: Rin! (Manga)" (in German). March 24, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2010.

Further readingEdit

  • Patel, Renu (November 2006). "Rin! Volume 1". Newtype USA. Vol. 5 no. 11. p. 145. ISSN 1541-4817.

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