The Memory of the Red Ring (赤い輪の記憶 Akai Wa no Kioku) is the 2nd episode of the Kyōkai no Rinne anime.


Sakura accuses Rinne of extorting offerings from the students of Sankai High, by threatening them in their dreams, but the lady who made the threat in everyone's dreams appears to Rinne, and Sakura feels it's not the first time she has seen her.

Plot Overview

Sakura has a dream where she’s threatened to leave an offering in the school’s weather box or be cursed. When Sakura learns that her classmates had the same dream, she accuses Rinne of it. His shinigami grandmother appears, and it was she who gave folks the dream to help Rinne. When Rinne doesn’t want her help, she takes the offerings and goes to the netherworld. Rinne follows her, accidentally bringing Sakura with him. They get separated, where a damashigami in the shape of a humanoid side rabbit. Sakura ends up heading for the Rinne no Wa to be reincarnated. Rinne saves her, and Sakura remembers coming to this place as a child, where she was found and fed by Rinne’s grandmother, thus explaining why Sakura can see the supernatural.

Cast in order of appearance

Adapted Chapters

  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5


  • The fight between Rinne and Yoroshiku does not happen in the manga.


See also