As usual we'll start a new thread as we transition into the next 100 chapter. I can only imagine the series will likely end somewhere within this thread as most of her comedy series average out to about this length, so we'll see if my prediction comes true! I really thought this chapter was quite clever, it deals the practicality of Renge's life. As she never properly graduated from her shinigami school (and thus became a demashigami) she has to have part time jobs to make ends meet. We see she works as a shopping mall janitor in this chapter for a little extra money and then after catching the rogue raccoon ghost is not even able to turn it in for a reward with a proper license. The world-building and bureaucracy in Kyokai no Rinne is always really well done, I think.
Chapter 301: れんげのライセンス
Renge no raisensu
Kain is marshaling a group of shinigami to find the spirit of a raccoon which has invaded a shopping mall and is wrecking havoc. The captor will receive 5,000 yen, a reward Rinne is more than eager to claim for himself. It so happens that Renge also works at the shopping mall (as a janitor). The raccoon runs past making a mess and she angrily knocks it out, not realizing there is a reward. Kain sees her, rushes over and congratulates her on capturing the animal spirit. Kain mistakenly thinks Renge was a part of the hunting party, still not realizing that she never graduated from school and never attained her shinigami license. Renge makes an excuse that she left her license at home when he asks to see it so he might give her the reward she earned. After Kain departs Renge discovers someone's lost license among the debris knocked about by the raccoon spirit and decides to use it to forge a liscense for herself. With her new license in hand Renge begins to put her skills to the test and brings in many rogue and renegade spirits for their bounties leaving other shinigami like Rinne with not even scraps to find for rewards. Kain is quite impressed with Renge's work as he pays her for every spirit she brings in, but Rinne is increasingly frustrated that a demashigami is taking all his business from him and Renge becomes paranoid that he is going to reveal the truth about her forged license. As Kain leaves work one day he overhears other shinigami whispering about someone obtaining a forged license leaving him to wonder who the culprit could be.