The new Takahashi series will start April 22nd in Shounen Sunday magazine. The title is "Kyoukai no Rinne" which roughly translates to "The Border of Rinne". "Rinne" in the title is written in English lettering, so at the moment it's difficult to discern what it means.
The synopsis blurb says that it's about a girl named Mamiya Sakura (... I think, the text wasn't big enough to read the furigana), and that she's been able to see ghosts since an incident in her childhood, and the story starts out with a "mysterious encounter". So, can't really give much opinion of it just from those two lines, so we'll just have to wait and see.
Provided I can find raws, I plan on posting text translations to the forum.
Apparently Viz is going to be releasing their own scanlations of Kyoukai no Rinne under the title of "RIN-NE" on their new website, The Rumic World. This means that while I still hope to be able to see the original Japanese scans and provide my own text-only translations for a different interpretation and translation notes, I will now explicitly prohibit those scripts' use in scanlations by other groups.
I found a couple of images from the first chapter over on 2ch. The person only posted four pages of the 40 that the chapter will be, but from the looks of it the boy character's last name is Rokudou, and he's "something like" a shinigami. Maybe because he wears a black jumpsuit under his white haori instead of a black kimono, because that totally makes a difference.
Again, hard to judge on just four pages, but this thing is giving more Bleach vibes than ever.
I'm actually really liking it so far, even though it's only been two chapters. Rinne isn't an off-the-handle "OMG U BITCH!" kind of guy like Inuyasha and Ranma were, which is refreshing, and Sakura seems to have a bit of a snarky side to her, which I like. So as long as it doesn't get into the mallet-smashing, osuwari-abusing type relationship from her previous two series, I might actually like the relationship.
Though with Inuyasha, the "gathering jewel shards" plot didn't appear until the third or fourth chapter, and Naraku didn't get mentioned until 30 or 40 chapters later, so we've still got a ways to go to see what, if any, kind of ongoing plot this series will have. There was already the white-haired girl at the beginning of the first chapter, which indicates that there'll be some sort of encompassing plot to this.
One random piece of non-explicitly-stated information we can take away from chapter 6 is that this series most likely is taking place in 2009. We have the statement "50 years ago, around when the Tokyo Tower was built" appearing in chapter 6 to give us an idea of the timeline. Tokyo Tower was built in 1958, however this series can't take place in 2008 because the date on the chalkboard in chapter 1 was May 11th, which was a Sunday in 2008, and therefore they wouldn't have had school. May 11th was a Monday this year, which is a sensical day to begin a school-oriented series.
I'm going to take a guess that, given that she's got a last name, Kaori will be a recurring character (though her first name is just in katakana like Sakura's friends and teachers). Not only that, I'm guessing she might even be the "love interest rival" after being indebted to Rinne after he offers to help her. And on top of all that, I'll bet she can even see him, given that she gave him the paper money he was asking for rather than the coinage that Rika suggested. My guess is the fact that the dead soldier has been force-feeding her sake had the same effect as Sakura's eating the otherworldly candy, and she's also been given the ability to see (or at least hear) ghosts.