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Kanata kara (Manga)

Kanata kara

Alternative Titles

English: From Far Away
Synonyms: From the Other Side
Japanese: 彼方から

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 14
Chapters: 57
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 24, 1991 to Jan 24, 2003
Authors: Hikawa, Kyouko (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa

Statistics

Score: 8.491 (scored by 2880 users)
Ranked: #1402
Popularity: #742
Members: 6,019
Favorites: 351
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Synopsis

On her way home from school one day, Noriko is unexpectedly plunged into a strange and extraordinary fantasy world. Her troubles compound exponentially when she is rescued and befriended by a handsome young man by the name of Izark. He may be brave and courageous, but inside Izark lurks the darkest evil imaginable. And according to an ancient prophecy, Noriko possesses the power to unleash that evil. Now, inexorably bound together, these two unlikely allies must navigate a world both wondrous and hostile.

(Source: Viz)

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Characters

 Izark
Kia Tarj, Izark
Main
 Noriko
Tachiki, Noriko
Main
 Rachef
Rachef
Main
 Keimos Lee
Goda, Keimos Lee
Main
Il Biska, Gaya
Supporting
Barago
Supporting
 Irktule
Irktule
Supporting

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Suzuhana
Feb 10, 2009 7:28 PM
I can't believe that no review has been written for this beautiful manga yet. I wouldn't even hold this is competition with Fushigi Yuugi, because Fushigi Yuugi would never have a chance. Don't read Fushigi. Read From Far Away. It's is so much more realistic, more beautiful and Noriko could kick Miaka's ass any day. And Izark would kick Tamahome's ass.

I had been holding off on reading this one for a while. I had assumed (never something you should do) that it would be like Fushigi Yuugi. And not that I hated Fushigi Yuugi, but Miaka pissed me off. I did not like her. read more
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klaudiviris
Feb 5, 2010 3:34 AM
What makes From Far Away different? I never heard of this series before, just stumbled upon it on a random search for reading material and it blew me away. I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to art, but in terms of storyline, progression and characterization, I was really pleased.

The first thing I thought was really interesting about this series was that the 'spirited away' girl had to learn the language spoken in the new world and it takes her a lot of times and several misunderstandings. The fact that you see her language progress and become less clumsy through the story is something I read more
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Pinkbismuth
Aug 24, 2009 11:12 PM
I must say I am a huge fan of this wonderful manga and amazed at how under rated it is. At first I had feared that the main character, Noriko would be another one of those stupid, weak, useless female characters, however I gladly admit I was mistaken. She was very strong willed and central to the story. The story it's self is a very good one, with an exciting journey and a wonderful plot. It has romance without being all gushy about it and a nice dose of action. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this manga and plan to reread it in the near future.
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starlight08
Jun 17, 2011 7:22 PM
This is a Hidden Gem!!

I stumbled on this manga when I was trying to find a similar story line to Red River.
I didn't have any expectations...but WOW did it become addicting.

The best thing about this manga are the characters, characters and well...CHARACTERS!! XD
I fell in love with the Hero and Heroine. I totally expected Noriko to become totally dependent and emotional about being stuck in a different world like some heroines become! NOT Noriko!! And thats why I Love her! She sucks it up, learns the language, and does her own thing!! Izark is the guy any girl would want to have if read more
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Recommendations

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Another "girl thrown into another world" manga but of equal epic quality and fun. Same adventure and romance. Also magic mixed in too boot.  
reportRecommended by SummerOtaku
Manga: Basara
Both mangas have an epic feel to them, and have a similar situation where the male and female lead are supposed to be enemies, but ... somehow aren't? The male characters also seem to have a 'dark side'. 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
Manga: InuYasha
The girl has latent powers, the guy looks like a human but is actually a demon or half demon. The guy ends up picking up the girl alot. 
reportRecommended by kitten1560
Manga: Saver
Both heroines were able to "travel" to another world where they were prophesied to appear to save said world from chaos. They have almost the sam plot but the heroine in saver has a more deeper character and is not what one would call a damsel - in - distress. 
reportRecommended by eli_is_star
Manga: Fushigi Yuugi
Both heroines get transported in another world where they're saved by a guy with whom they fall in love later on.  
reportRecommended by Canal
Manga: Another Kingdom
The relationship between the two main love interests is very similar, including the super-natural aspects of it. I feel like Kanata Kara is the time-lapsed, longer-run edition of Another Kingdom.  
reportRecommended by karbear

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