Kyoukai no Kanata

Beyond the Boundary

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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
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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: FantasyFantasy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.741 (scored by 504927504,927 users)
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Ranked: #10162
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Popularity: #110
Members: 1,048,587
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Both series deal with spirits and youkai and the exorcism of them but Noragami is perhaps more entertaining 
report Recommended by Allografter
Both harness the concept of hunting other worldly beings for rewards in order to function, whether it be grief seeds, or money. Both also have a seemingly unstoppable force that our main characters encounter.  
report Recommended by Shifo-Chan
Both Rika and Mirai have similar personality and character design. Also Yuuta and Akihito are drawn to our lovely female protagonist. In Chuunibyou: our main female and friends are chuunibyou or 8th grade syndrome aka Delusion of Grandeur. They are able to create imaginative battle sequences which we see throughout the series. In Kyoukai no Kanata: everyone has some sort of supernatural powers within them. Both series retain the comedy and drama atmosphere. Kyoto Animation is the same studio for both Chuunibyou, Kyoukai no Kanata and many other series. I would recommend you check out their other works.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
The characters of both animes have the power to control and manipulate the blood. Among other things we have as the story was unfolding 
report Recommended by Shinya_Kougami
The Main female from both anime must face Phantoms/Youmu in order to live. The Main guy from both series help them. They are in a club that deals with these phantoms/youmu. Both anime made by Kyoto Animation.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Both great animations (similar drawings), both mainly about a boy and a girl, where the boy helps out the girl (A LOT). A club is an important part of the anime, but plays more of a role in Hyouka. Also, a similar atmosphere to both animes. Both have a great soundtrack.  
report Recommended by sxndz
Bakemonogatari and Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) are series with supernatural themes involving the events of the main characters. The events behind both series are bizarre as the main male protagonist finds himself dealing with various supernatural creatures. The main protagonist also seems to have immortality with gifted powers. There's a sense of mystery going on as well regarding the origins of the characters. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Girl and boy with supernatural powers meet then fall in love. The boy is kind of "dangerous". Even the characters look similar, lively short girl with short hair and tall melancholic boy. 
report Recommended by WinterEnlighten
-Both are very touching story with little bit of romance. -Both story surely make you feel like wanna cry. -Both has a very nice and touching song that surely make you fall for it. -Both are about teamwork and friendship. -Both story shows that everyone has their own past. -Both story shows the sadness and the difficulty when departing with your friends or someone you treasure the most. -Both has a peaceful ending and all the character continue to live their own normal usual life. 
report Recommended by Yumii1606
-Both about fighting in order to survive or be safe. -Both are very touching story with little bit of romance. -Both story surely make you feel like wanna cry. -Both has a very nice and touching song that surely make you fall for it. -Both are about teamwork and friendship. -Both story shows that everyone has their own past that has been kept secret all the way. -Both story shows the sadness and the difficulty when departing with your friends or someone you treasure the most. -Both of the main character did met up in the end of the story. -Both has a peaceful ending and all the character continue to live their  read more 
report Recommended by Yumii1606
Supernatural action series with the same concept: a bunch of chosen ones - Jujutsu sorcerers/Spirit World warriors are fighting against different Curses/Youmu - most of them are just brainless monsters, but some can communicate and even imitate a human form. The most principal difference between these two shows is that Beyond the Boundary is a SoL moe romance while JJK is a classic battle shounen. 
report Recommended by kataneer
Both have a very similar genre/setting. In Yozakura Quartet you have youkai (kind of supernatural beings that are usually in a human form) and in Kyoukai no Kanata you have youmu (pretty much the same thing accept they attack people and most don't have a human form) and both series are supernatural action. However, YQ is more about coexisting with the youkai while KnK is more about exterminating them. Both also have half-versions of the monsters in their worlds. However, YQ does have a bit more fan service and over the top action while KnK has some romance and moe. 
report Recommended by FireFly1
Both girls use blood to kill their "monsters". Both have somewhat of a love interest. Both are really good and full of action. 
report Recommended by OceanOfRain
Both series have demon hunting, a half-demon main character, and a Japanese highschool setting. There are also many almost identical character archetypes. Both series have a theme of not all demons being evil, while having gratuitous amounts of combat between the characters and demons. Action/animation quality and the general "feel" are comparable. It should be noted that Ao no Exorcist is more focused on the main character and his training, while Kyokai no Kanata splits the focus between the two main characters and their romance. 
report Recommended by Sabertoothedhand
as i saw only 1 rec for these 2 shows i guess you actually may like both. Fighting girl with sword, some spirit powers. Mix of comedy romance. even though shana maybe have more DEEP world building :p 
report Recommended by ArchNiki
Charlotte and Beyond the Boundary are both anime with a male protagonist who has some kind of supernatural ability meeting a somewhat stern girl who socially isolates herself and has an ability of her own. In fact, nearly the whole cast of characters have supernatural abilities and the few supporting characters that both shows spend a lot of time on are students from the protagonist's school. Both anime also have a somewhat episodic structure up until some serious drama comes up and some slow hints of romance. 
report Recommended by Fario-P
Kyoukai no Kanata has a much lighter feel compared to Tokyo Ghoul's dark and gothic vibe, however they have very similar qualities - both MC are half breeds - both struggle to control their non-human half If you're looking for something with the same premise as Tokyo Ghoul but lacking the darkness of it, try Kyoukai no Kanata - same ideas just a lighter, easy/breezy vibe to it.  
report Recommended by xoro
The demon-y aspect and supernatural feel to it are very similar. Multiple characters as well seem like they will add to a very Yozakura feel (especially that one dude with the scarf lol). 
report Recommended by AoiMemori
Both anime have similar story telling. They start as comedy, and slowly, episode by episode, more and more drama comes in. Also, the art style is quite alike. Both shows include supernatural elements as well as a certain amount of romance, and the main characters are school students. Kyoukai no Kanata has more action, but both shows are really worth watching. 
report Recommended by wings4clarity
These two anime are similar in the aspect of supernatural, spirituality, and the growth of the characters due to those things. They both have a boy that meets a girl with supernatural powers and each affects one another somehow. 
report Recommended by lovelydeath
They both have a MC who does not like conflict and would rather then anything spend his days in a calm manner. This however is usually not the case as both of them have an insane power hidden inside them which when going berserk is strong enough to whip out anything and everything they hold dear. If you like Story's where the MC is bound by a power he can't control and the tragedy that cause him you will definitely like this. 
report Recommended by RedRozu
Both have spiritual ability to fight off youkai/youma and fight with some level of a sword. Also both belong to some tribe/group that trains and has spiritual power. 
report Recommended by lovelydeath
Both series are similar with a male and female protagonist involved with the supernatural which leads to many action scenes. The female leads are quite similar as they are always with their "sempai" (male protagonist), and believing they are perverts.  
report Recommended by Mr_DaftPunk
Altho its much shorter anime Kyoukai no Kanata has the upper hand in superb animation style and much less eerie atmosphere than Kekkaishi it is also much more moe and comedy focused show but also has that contrast of dark events happening compared to Kekkaishi both MC's are badass in their own way and have somebody who they really care for or somebody who really cares for them! And both anime are about Otherworldly beings, Youkai and Supernatural abilities! 
report Recommended by Eneitilyn
Both main females are sweet girls with pink hair and tragic pasts who carry deadly power if used unwisely. Both main couples have similar personalities and looks. Both have intricate plots about a group of youth with special abilities trying to change fate.  
report Recommended by kawaiipotatochan
Both titles include teenagers hunting supernatural entities. Also lots of comedy and action. 
report Recommended by Piromysl
Kyoukai no Janata is similar to rewrite as both the main male protagonist have the same nature Akihito Kanbara and kotorou tennouji have free nature but still they have some super power which they try to hide not only that they both have blond hair color .(: 
report Recommended by sunflowers_sun
The overall feel in both anime. The underlying love between both characters and the moments where you cry. I finished watching KnK and immediately thought of Guilty Crown. Both anime are amazing. I dont want to say too much because i find that not knowing before leaves a more genuine response when watching. If you enjoyed KnK you'll enjoy Guilty Crown. 
report Recommended by Melody21
Both have the same powerful but useless MC and a powerful girl dealing with troubles while getting closer Both have someone who cares for their sibling a little too much 
report Recommended by Sherlockeb
Both series are quite similar because the main character is involved in eliminating dark spirits from the world. And both series are quite comedic except that isuca has some fan-service. Besides, both main characters have a boy assistant that kinda love each other.  
report Recommended by mohdalshaamsi
Both shows are similar in that they have a lot of tension, mixed with occasional humor and romance; however, Steins;Gate is more focused on the science fiction aspect while Kyoukai no Kanata is more focused on the fantasy aspect. They both have more complex plots that unfold as the series goes on. 
report Recommended by TsuiTsui
If you're familiar with both, you'd see that these two are notably similar. Concepts rooted in Eastern spiritualism, otherworld/doing something with that otherworld, powers, youkais, etc etc. Cool visuals is a common feature too. However, KnK is the much inferior version. 
report Recommended by Lanz
sad romance with action lmaoo 
report Recommended by miazz
Similar to Chuunibyou but if all of Rikka's delusions were really. Also a very heartwarming love story amongst all the action  
report Recommended by Datkevin
A great story centered on ten characters with supernatural powers. Both protagonists fight for the harmony of love. 
report Recommended by GuiSaika14
They both star female mercenaries who know how to wield their swords against creatures bigger, faster and stronger than themselves. 
report Recommended by Radu_Bey0
The couple of protagonists fight together, and deal with situations that demand the maximum from each one. Throughout history, the romance between them develops. 
report Recommended by GuiSaika14
- Both have a very similar style in animation and art - Both very sad - Both have to do with killing monsters made from people's emotions - Both psychological in some way - Both have a sort of creepy feel to them 
report Recommended by NaoriNao
Both show the main characters struggling to find their place among society. Each has their own sub theme of romance, though each show explores that field in their own manner. Both shows are heavy on use of symbolism and both carry themes regarding aspects of society. Though Koukai no Kanata has a darker situation than Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo, their central ideas remain very similar. 
report Recommended by qatm4450
They both have at times boring slice of life aspects, some action, cute girls and a bit of romance. They give off a very similar feeling, they both have main characters that feel lonely and change for better when getting to know their love interest. If you liked the other I don't see why you wouldn't like the other one aswell.  
report Recommended by Jewel_Sims
Both have an adorable main character who is driven by some sort of regret. Both have awesome art styles and music. Although, depending on the viewer, the romance element is quite different. 
report Recommended by stars_and_mars
Both anime dabble in the ideas of duty and friendship. If you're looking for captivating characters, BSD and Kyoukai no Kanata both have them. They both have awesome action scenes. Both have supernatural elements. Both have awesome OPs and EDs.  
report Recommended by stars_and_mars
Both of the anime got amazing action scenes. Sword art online is about a players trapped in a game and Kyoukai no Kanata is about fantasy where a creature called "Youmu" exist. Both of the anime got male and female main characters who develop feeling with each other. 
report Recommended by HeroArgonaut
Both have a glasses-wearing and clumsy bishoujo. The monster the main characters fight with are similar. The main characters are a kind of the monsters. 
report Recommended by SOS_Sama
Both shows are action shows made by KyoAni, which gives them a similar atmosphere. A lot of the visual effects used in Kyoukai no Kanata were developed in Munto. The plot revolves around a human girl with powers and her encounter with a demonic boy. 
report Recommended by EratiK
Darkness, battles, and the supernatural; what a combination! Mix in quirky characters, witty one-liners, and colorful art, and you've got yourself Kyoukai no Kanata and Soul Eater. Both have impressing darker themes with entertaining supernatural battles, and there is no lack in the comical relief characters with weird quirks department in either anime. Furthermore, the art style is, to sum up in one word, eye-catching, in both. So if you enjoy intense supernatural battles, but don't mind a few giggles here and there, and you've already seen Kyoukai no Kanata but just can't get enough of it, try out Soul Eater, it could be the  read more 
report Recommended by Snaxia
Both are in a universe of complete badasses, while the main character has a "unless" power. 
report Recommended by Tokisario
Both have a melanycholy and darkly dramatic feeling.  
report Recommended by HotaruKiryu
Both Hiroomi & Kyousuke will do anything for their loving sister. Both Hiroomi & Kyousuke will give up everything for their loving sister. Both Hiroomi & Kyousuke are helping their sisters to achieve their goals. Both Hiroomi & Kyousuke are always their for their sister if Mitsuki nor kirino are in trouble. 
report Recommended by bloody_Venus55
If you are looking for an anime which revolves around evil spirits and a group fighting to keep the peace, with the addition of funny romance scenes with tsundere characters, this is it. 
report Recommended by misscherie
They have to do with demons, magical stuff basically. Also, the characters are serious yet hilarious.  
report Recommended by anime_freak1234
Both are made by KyoAni, so they have similar art. They are both sort of supernatural slice of life stories. Technically, they both include a literature club. Akihito's glasses fetish reminded me of Kyon's ponytail fetish).  
report Recommended by princessv
They are similar because they focus on a girl with powers. Also they have almost the same development and also that they share similar conclusions. Both are great series if you want to watch something. 
report Recommended by lkevsan
Both have the following major plot elements : cursed power, good fighting scenes, little sister character, big sister character, powerful family and organisation. Both depict the struggles the main characters are going through when the world around them changes and their fight against their past and their family history. However while Kure-nai is focused more on martial arts and the problems of a powerful family that wants to keep its traditions, Kyoukai no Kanata is more spiritual and about yokai and exorcism. 
report Recommended by MiketsukamiBo
The main female Nagato and Mirai act similar in a way. They are both in a literature club. In Kanata it has supernatural powers and romance. While in Nagato only slice of life and romance. Originally Haruhi series was done by KyoAni. Who also did Kyoukai no Kanata. But now its a new Studio.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Kyoukai no Kanata and Kyuuketsuhime Miyu both have female main characters that kill demons as spirit warriors, male companions that are at least half-demon and interested in the female leads. They are dark fantasies that have the main characters involved in a lot of action and introspection. The personalities of the main characters are very different, but if you like one of these, you should watch the other. 
report Recommended by buunny
The main characters of both shows are strong glasses-wearing girls whose trauma for having killed someone in the past, but have to fight. Both shows genres are action and fantasy, and they both have funny, action, and sad moments in the end. If you like Sinon you'll like Mirai. 
report Recommended by toumei_
Both main characters have a blood sword and it is the only weapon that can stop the enemy. Also demon hunting agency. 
report Recommended by jyagan0
- High School setting - Mononoke/yokai/spirits - Teenage cast - Colourful - Playful dialogue Kyoukai no Kanata is more about the story about the people surrounded by youkai which needs exorcising, whereas Mononokean is more about the youkai's story and the people who deal with them.  
report Recommended by Lemon
-They revolve around supernatural beings trying to make their way in the real world. One a heroic character who has qualities that make them seem non-heroic (Mirai and Emilia) and a demonic character who tries his best to make himself seem less like a villain. -KnK and Hataraku find ways to make the action scenes hilarious in ways, although Hataraku Maou-sama manages to do it a lot more. -Most of the times KnK and Hataraku are drawn with bright and cheery animation, but when the action scenes come they generally both turn to a must darker tone. 
report Recommended by sachi_shimazu
Both anime have a beautiful art style and color variety Both anime have unique and colorful characters Both anime have amazing battles Both anime have cat who turns into a cat Both anime have great soundtrack Both anime have a lot of similarities between characters I have watched 2 series and I love both of them and they are alike in many so things 
report Recommended by avivliba
Having seen both Natsume Yuujinchou and Kyoukai no Kanata, it's easy to spot the similarities. In fact, it's very easy to see the two animes taking place in the same world/setting. Both animes have spirits, first off. The youmu and the youkai are practically identical beings. In both animes neither the youmu or youkai are visible to normal people, which is a huge similarity. Then, the Spirit World Warriors in KnK are very similar to the various exorcist groups in Natsume Yuujinchou (think Matoba clan). It's all the same stuff. Curses, fighting, friendships, all that. The only glaring difference is that Natsume Yuujinchou goes at  read more 
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Similarities: Both are pretty dark, serious, and dramatic for an anime (plotwise) made by Kyoani, although Kyoukai has more violence and fighting Both have male and female protagonists who are always suffering and struggling because of their past actions. Differences: Kyoukai no Kanata is more supernatural, while Koe no Katachi is more of a slice of life. 
report Recommended by Markdoka
Both heroine was born with rare ability which makes it difficult for them to have a normal life. Kotoura Haruka: "... but what i don't like the most is when the people I care about leave me!" Kuriyama Mirai: "Somewhere along the line, I had decided that I can't interact with other people. That I have no choice but to be alone, but..." Rather than get hurt they decided to be alone so they wont hurt the people they love. Both heroine found love and friends who accepted them. Both great stories of love and friendship which I'm envious of, so I love to recommend both  read more 
report Recommended by Chento
"Naruto" and "Beyond the Boundary" / "Kyoukai no Kanata" surround a brash young male protagonist who has a powerful being within him that can cause widespread havoc if released. The being also grants him rapid regenerative healing and other powerful abilities when provoked or under extreme conditions. In both series, people sacrifice themselves in order to protect the protagonist in order to ensure the safety of the world. 
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"Naruto: Shippuden" and "Beyond the Boundary" / "Kyoukai no Kanata" surround a brash young male protagonist who has a powerful being within him that can cause widespread havoc if released. The being also grants him rapid regenerative healing and other powerful abilities when provoked or under extreme conditions. In both series, people sacrifice themselves in order to protect the protagonist in order to ensure the safety of the world. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
"Beyond the Boundary" / "Kyoukai no Kanata" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" are supernatural action series focusing on individuals with special abilities battling against creatures from another world. In these two shows, there exists a form of blood manipulation in which the liquid is transformed into an effective weapon. 
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- The main male character, in both anime, has a destructive being sealed inside him, that can destroy the world if they take over their bodies. - Both anime have romance, although T7 involves a harem, whilst Kyoukai no Kanata doesn't. - Magic is used in both anime.  
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