Kyoukai no Kanata


Beyond the Boundary

Edit
What would you like to edit?
 

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Beyond the Horizon
Japanese: 境界の彼方
English: Beyond the Boundary
German: Beyond the Boundary: Kyokai no Kanata
Spanish: Beyond the Boundary
French: Beyond The Boundary
More titles

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.721 (scored by 553094553,094 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #12382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #124
Members: 1,168,894
Favorites: 11,984

Available At


Resources


Streaming Platforms

7.72
Ranked #1238Popularity #124Members 1,168,894
Add to My List
Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Mirai Kuriyama is the sole survivor of a clan of Spirit World warriors with the power to employ their blood as weapons. As such, Mirai is tasked with hunting down and killing "youmu"—creatures said to be the manifestation of negative human emotions. One day, while deep in thought on the school roof, Mirai comes across Akihito Kanbara, a rare half-breed of youmu in human form. In a panicked state, she plunges her blood saber into him only to realize that he's an immortal being. From then on, the two form an impromptu friendship that revolves around Mirai constantly trying to kill Akihito, in an effort to boost her own wavering confidence as a Spirit World warrior. Eventually, Akihito also manages to convince her to join the Literary Club, which houses two other powerful Spirit World warriors, Hiroomi and Mitsuki Nase.

As the group's bond strengthens, however, so does the tenacity of the youmu around them. Their misadventures will soon turn into a fight for survival as the inevitable release of the most powerful youmu, Beyond the Boundary, approaches.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Kyoukai no Kanata covers the storyline of the first two volumes of Nagomu Torii's light novel series of the same name. It has been licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America, Hanabee in Australia and Animatsu Entertainment in the United Kingdom. It was also simulcast on Crunchyroll.

Episode Videos


Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Senami, Riri
Producer
Takanashi, Mai
Assistant Producer


Edit

Opening Theme

Preview
Spotify
Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Kyoukai no Kanata (境界の彼方)" by Minori Chihara
Edit

Ending Theme

"Daisy" by STEREO DIVE FOUNDATION




Reviews

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 ...
Dec 18, 2013
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 18, 2013
For quite the long time, people have exposed their wishes for Kyoani, notable for their several slice of life series with high quality animation, to do something else other than the slow moe-filled series they're famous for. After years of exploring safe territory, they finally announced the highly antecipated supernatural series Kyoukai no Kanata. And with that, set themselves up for what is probably their biggest failure in the last few years.

Whether they failed because the transition from slice of life to dark fantasy was too abrupt for them to handle or because they simply do not care for quality anymore, we can't be sure. ...

Interest Stacks

by Majoux
50 Entries · 440 Restacks
13 Entries · 4 Restacks
by clairey
15 Entries · 25 Restacks

Recommendations


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases For December

North American Anime & Manga Releases For December

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases* for December. Week 1: December 6 - 12 Anime Releases Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls'...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for August

North American Anime & Manga Releases for August

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for August Week 1: August 4 - 10 Anime Releases Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka II (I...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 12 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Dec 18, 2013
538 repliesby __FK__ »»
Apr 23, 6:55 AM
Poll: Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 4 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Oct 23, 2013
338 repliesby JohnZ_GGs »»
Mar 5, 11:30 PM
10th anniversary was yesterday...
dabiggestbird - Oct 4, 2023
17 repliesby pinemoth »»
Oct 14, 2023 7:07 PM
Poll: Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Oct 2, 2013
475 repliesby Aruna0 »»
Jul 6, 2023 12:59 PM
Poll: Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 6 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Stark700 - Nov 6, 2013
448 repliesby ds87 »»
Jun 21, 2023 10:36 AM

Recent Featured Articles

What Kyoto Animation Means to Us

What Kyoto Animation Means to Us

In loving memory of those who lost their lives.

by Shymander

143,661 views

Spoiler
In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

What's the #1 anime of the 2010s? Which year was the best? What studio had the most hits? We have the answers to all these questions and more!

by Shymander

626,590 views