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Kyoukai no Kanata

Kyoukai no Kanata

Alternative Titles

English: Beyond the Boundary
Synonyms: Beyond the Horizon, Kyokai no Kanata
Japanese: 境界の彼方

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 109378 users)
Ranked: #7432
Popularity: #83
Members: 206,976
Favorites: 2,995
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Synopsis

The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.

(Source: ANN)

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Kyoukai no Kanata
Other: Kyoto Animation: Megane-hen, Kyoukai no Kanata: Idol Saiban! Mayoi Nagara mo Kimi wo Sabaku Tami
Side story: Kyoukai no Kanata: Mini Theater
Prequel: Kyoukai no Kanata: Shinonome
Summary: Kyoukai no Kanata Movie: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuriyama, Mirai
Kuriyama, Mirai
Main
Taneda, Risa
Japanese
Taneda, Risa
Kanbara, Akihito
Kanbara, Akihito
Main
KENN
Japanese
KENN
Tanaka, Mei
Japanese
Tanaka, Mei
Nase, Hiroomi
Nase, Hiroomi
Main
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Sakura, Ayane
Japanese
Sakura, Ayane
Nase, Mitsuki
Nase, Mitsuki
Main
Chihara, Minori
Japanese
Chihara, Minori

Staff

Senami, Riri
Senami, Riri
Producer
Nakamura, Shinichi
Nakamura, Shinichi
Producer
Ishidate, Taichi
Ishidate, Taichi
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

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Episodes  12 / 12
Aired  Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Status  Finished Airing


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Jun 21, 2014 11:25 PM
Mchi
Damn, I feel like one of the few people who really really loves Kyoukai no Kanata on this damn site. I guess it's explaining time because as I really really like it I want it to have a halfway decent review. (especially since most of these seem written from a bias perspective from someone who only watched the first 3 episodes.

Kyuokai is not perfect, but it makes up for a lot of its flaws with gorgeous animation good laughs and a completely enjoyable ride the whole way through. The story of KnK definitely isn't original in the slightest to start off. Like everyone is saying read more
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May 26, 5:29 PM
cloudflowe
Kyoukai no Kanata is the type of show that you complete and feel all warm and fuzzy afterwords. It might not have an intricate story or the deepest, most compelling characters. but it makes up for its faults with an enjoyable ride and a charming message.

Story: 7/10

Pretty simple overall. Boy meets girl, antagonist comes to town, boy has to battle against himself and the evil outside of him. The show's narrative likes one or two day time skips, and on a couple occasions I felt like the events of the fractured narrative were not completely justified. Namely something that occurs at read more
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Dec 18, 2013 11:07 PM
Dris
"Judgement prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances."
-Wayne Dyer

There is one thing I will rarely, if ever, do. That is give the show a rating before watching the entire show through. That doesn't mean that I don't have preconceived notions about the show and have some idea how I'm going to rate it. As a human being, I am flawed with the inability to look at something objectively from the beginning. That being said, I felt like I should take the time to address all the people somehow climbing over each other trying to stick his or her opinion down the throat's read more
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Dec 18, 2013 10:00 AM
Stark700
Watching Kyoukai no Kanata is like riding a train but as it moves, it goes down spiral, into the abyss, and finally reaches trainwreck at the shadow of the pit. Don’t get me wrong, the show has quite an promising premise with the style of a dark fantasy genre. It’s something that Kyoto Animation haven’t tried before in the past so Kyoukai no Kanata should set its par high with this new style, right? Wrong. This series is fails at various levels and if you’re expecting a deep engaging story with well developed characters, then look somewhere else. It doesn’t break any boundary or go read more
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Opening Theme

"Kyoukai no Kanata (境界の彼方)" by Minori Chihara

Ending Theme

"Daisy" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION

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