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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


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


Score: 8.491 (scored by 2971 users)
Ranked: #1382
Popularity: #754
Members: 6,230
Favorites: 366
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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.

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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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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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Jun 17, 2014
This is undeniably one of the most inspirational mangas I have ever read. No matter how many times I reread it, I feel like I'm reading it for the first time. The romance between Noriko and Izark is so adorable and really develops over the course of the story. I can feel my heart getting all warm and fuzzy whenever their together, as if I was the one falling in love XD

Not only are the characters enjoyable and wonderful people, but you also get the sense that they behave realistically, with a basic understanding of their own limitations and common sense, which is surprisingly read more
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Aug 24, 2009
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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