Ranked #146

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: 8.481 (scored by 2974 users)
Ranked: #1462
Popularity: #753
Members: 6,243
Favorites: 366
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Manga: Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori
Another "girl thrown into another world" manga but of equal epic quality and fun. Same adventure and romance. Also magic mixed in too boot.  
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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'. 
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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. 
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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. 
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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.  
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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.  
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Manga: Kamisama no Sonata
"Mahoroba no Yobigoe" and "Kanata Kara" both have a girl who travels through time and tries to save a boy she loves. The art is really beautiful in both, and the male lead characters are both total bishies too! ♥ 
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Manga: Tenkuu Seiryuu - Innocent Dragon
Although the mangakas are different, and each are in a different fantasy world, there is a something about how characters and story are handled that made me think of the other. 
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Manga: Viehmannin wa Utau
Both are about girls who fall into a magical world where they hold the world future in their hands, along with a fun cast of supporting characters. 
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Manga: Sengoku Strays
Girl goes back in time  
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Manga: Kodomo no Omocha
Plot and story-wise, there are not many similarities. However, the two main heroines are similar in that they are both very pure hearted, and try to do their best no matter the situation. The biggest similarity however, is the artwork. Noriko and Sana look so much alike. I double checked just to make sure that it wasn't the same mangaka.  
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Manga: Crazy Girl Shin Bia
in both manga a high school girl from the present day travel back in time and play a major role in changing the history of the new world.. love both the manga. great artwork, characters and story.. 
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Manga: Tsuki no Shippo
Tsuki no Shippo is a historical manga rather than a fantasy one, but they both have a strong, fighter male character and follow a love story filled with romance and action!  
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Manga: Fushigi Yuugi: Genbu Kaiden
Similarities: 1. The heroine was transported in a parallel universe for the purpose of fulfilling a prophecy. 2. Her love interest is a very dangerous guy who had initial thoughts of killing her but ended up becoming her protector. 3. Both guys also possess supernatural powers and controlling the wind is an ability they have in common. 4. Although both worlds were different, they deal with the same political issues and intrigues (like war and corruption). 
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Manga: Can't Lose You
Both stories have romantic touching scenes. Plus, the both leading female characters were able to subdue the "evil" elements of the male characters. 
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Manga: Operation Liberate Men
the main characters are cast into another world
while noriko has to stand up against a cruel fate that had been prophesied, Jeong Su Ha agrees to leave for the other world to help change an cruelly oppressing society system
both have great art (but different) and a well developed 'other world'
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Manga: Boku no Chikyuu wo Mamotte
Please Save My Earth has the same feel as Kanata Kara in that Alice/Mokuren and Noriko are both ordinary girls who discover that they're so much more. Alice/Mokuren and Noriko are extremely kind-hearted girls who wish nothing more than people happiness. Alice and Noriko can be cry-babies at times (but never excessively or annoyingly), but they do the best they can. Both are also connected to dark haired, brooding/demonish men who are their destined half, and wish to protect their soulmate with all their might.

The artwork is similar, as they're both slighly older manga from late 80's/early 90's, so they look slightly  read more 
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Manga: Fruits Basket
the male protagonist has a dark secret that he tries to suppress. the main characters are both ordinary but pure hearted girls who are able to help them. 
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Manga: Goong
The stories are very different, and Goong is a much more dramatic than FFA, but both have this alternative-world, epic feel to them 
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Manga: Silver Diamond
Both are epic, fantasy stories in a different world where a "monster" finds a companion that brings piece 
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Manga: Hanatsukihime
Both stories involve tabooed couples consisting of a not so ordinary girl, who is in love with a demon that is connected to her emotionally. Both demons originally plan to kill the girls, but return their love and hope to live happily with the girls somehow. 
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Manga: Night of the Beasts
Both male character has a demon in it and only the girls can help them, i don't want to give more away.. 
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Manga: Otogimoyou Ayanishiki
Same mangaka, both have adventure, romance, fantasy and nice art. If you liked Kanata Kara, I'm sure you'll enjoy this one too.  
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Manga: Meteor Methuselah
Invincible guys and brave girls are traveling and escaping from bad guys in strange worlds. Reading Immortal Rain I've found From Far Away very similar. I recomended both manga. Immortal Rain have got more humour though.  
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Manga: Rure
Both are about a girl from nowadays who travels to another world. In that world she has a great power inside her that is wished by everyone, and she meets a guy who end ups saving her.  
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Manga: The Change!
Both are romance manga with a historical feel, and have somewhat similar art styles. I really enjoyed them both! 
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Manga: Joou-sama no Inu
both are romances between a human girl and an guy with supernatural abilities.  
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Manga: Ai Hime: Ai to Himegoto
they both have a lonely guy and a girl who falls in love with the guy and choose to be with the guy no matter the consequences

the guy doesn't feel lonely anymore and changes, becoming more open 
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Manga: Ouke no Monshou
From Far Away and Ouke no Monshou has some similarites in the plot, such as how a modern-day girl is transported to an ancient world.. 
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Manga: Towa Kamo Shirenai
Extremely similar plots! In Towa Kamo Shirenai, Hitsugi protects his priestess, the himiko (Kosumo) and due to his love for her he becomes the "destroyer." Much like Izark and Noriko. The drawings are similar as well :] Although the plots are similar, From far away is sweeter, but none the less another great read for those addicted to fantasy / historical reads! 
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Manga: Juuni Kokuki
Both girls are spirited away and grow as the story progresses. 
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