Ranked #686

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
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.891 (scored by 139,127 users)
Ranked: #6862
Popularity: #70
Members: 264,592
Favorites: 4,337
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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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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

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

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Carmine
Carmine (カーマイン)
Oct 3, 2013
2 Ultramarine
Gunjou (群青)
Oct 10, 2013
3 Moonlight Purple
Moonlight Purple (ムーンライトパープル)
Oct 17, 2013
4 Bitter Orange
Daidai (橙)
Oct 24, 2013
5 Chartreuse Light
Moegi no Akari (萌黄の灯)
Oct 31, 2013

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"Daisy" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION



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Stark700
Dec 18, 2013
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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Dris
Dec 18, 2013
"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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Mchi
Jun 21, 2014
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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lonelyintrovert
Jan 29, 2014
"No amount of great animation will save a bad story."-John Lasseter

When news came out that Kyoto Animation was going to make a supernatural anime me like many others were surprised and excited. A supernatural show with great animation made by one of the most popular anime studios in japan? What could possibly go wrong with Kyoukai No Kanata? Almost everything,apparently.

The story is set in a fictional world where Supernatural creatures called Youmu exist. Youmu come in various shapes and sizes. Although most Youmu are harmless. Some could be hostile and dangerous. To stop these Youmu from harming read more
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