|RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~|
Mnemosyne Japanese title screen
(Mnemosyne -Mnemosyne no Musumetachi-)
|Genre||Action, Horror, Mystery, Tech-noir|
|Written by||Hiroshi Ōnogi|
|Illustrated by||Chūō Higashiguchi|
|Published by||Hobby Japan|
|Original run||January 2008 – September 2008|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shigeru Ueda|
|Produced by||Nobuhiro Osawa
|Written by||Hiroshi Ōnogi|
|Music by||Takayuki Negishi|
|Licensed by|| Siren Visual
|Original run||February 3, 2008 – July 6, 2008|
|Written by||Xebec & Genco|
|Illustrated by||Miss Black|
|Published by||Kill Time Communication|
|Original run||May 27, 2008 – July 26, 2008|
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ (Mnemosyne -ムネモシュネの娘たち- Mnemosyne: Munemoshune no Musumetachi , lit. Mnemosyne: Daughters of Mnemosyne) is a six-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Xebec and Genco, featuring grotesque and erotic visuals. The anime was produced to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the AT-X network, which it originally aired on. Funimation Entertainment licensed the series in North America. The plot, rich in the mix of murder and action, is set in modern and near-future Tokyo, and revolves around Rin Asougi, an immortal female private investigator. A light novel and a manga adaptation have also been published.
Rin Asougi runs a private investigation agency in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, performing odd jobs ranging from finding lost pets to hunting rare stamps in order to get by. Yet despite attempts at a normal life, she finds herself constantly hindered by the strange cases that come her way, figures from her dark past, and her inability to die.
A light novel adaptation titled Mnemosyne no Musumetachi 2008 (ムネモシュネの娘たち2008) was serialized in Hobby Japan's light novel magazine Charano! between the January and September 2008 issues. The light novel is written by the writer of the anime, Hiroshi Ōnogi, and illustrated by Chūō Higashiguchi. A single volume containing five chapters was released on April 1, 2009.
Mnemosyne is a six-episode television series directed by Shigeru Ueda and written by Hiroshi Ōnogi. The animation was handled by Xebec, but planning and production was shared with Genco, that also had a part in the original concept creation. Original character design is by Chūō Higashiguchi, and was used as a template by the character designer for the anime version, Mitsuru Ishihara. Music direction was headed by Takayuki Negishi. The series' opening theme is "Alsatia" and the ending theme is "Cause Disarray"; both songs were written by Yama-B, composed by Syu, and performed by Galneryus. Funimation Entertainment licensed Mnemosyne in February 2009 for a North American release under the title RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~.
A manga adaptation illustrated by Miss Black serialized two chapters in Kill Time Communication's male-oriented manga magazine Comic Valkyrie volume 12 on May 27, 2008 and volume 13 on July 26, 2008, respectively.
- Hess, Adrianne (February 28, 2008). "Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi (Volume 1) Review". Mania.com. Retrieved July 19, 2009. "The series is full of female nudity, violence and yuri scenes which go from gentle fondling to full blown S&M torture."
- "Mnemosyne at AT-X" (in Japanese). AT-X. Retrieved April 23, 2008.
- "ムネモシュネの娘たち2008" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Funimation Licenses RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne". Anime News Network. February 20, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009.
- "コミックヴァルキリー 公式サイト - バックナンバー »Vol.12" [Comic Valkyrie Official Site - Back Number »Vol. 12] (in Japanese). Kill Time Communication. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- "コミックヴァルキリー 公式サイト - バックナンバー »Vol.13" [Comic Valkyrie Official Site - Back Number »Vol. 13] (in Japanese). Kill Time Communication. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
- Official website (Japanese)
- Funimation's official Rin ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ website
- Xebec's official Mnemosyne website (Japanese)
- Comic Valkyrie's official Mnemosyne manga website (Japanese)
- Mnemosyne (anime) at Anime News Network's Encyclopedia
- Mnemosyne at the Internet Movie Database