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Kanata Kara (Manga)

Kanata Kara

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


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


Score: 8.471 (scored by 2633 users)
Ranked: #1772
Popularity: #729
Members: 5,445
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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)


 Keimos Lee
Goda, Keimos Lee
Kia Tarj, Izark
Tachiki, Noriko

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Feb 5, 2010
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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Feb 10, 2009
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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Another "girl thrown into another world" manga but of equal epic quality and fun. Same adventure and romance. Also magic mixed in too boot.
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'.

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