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: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.731 (scored by 541301541,301 users)
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Ranked: #10902
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Popularity: #122
Members: 1,141,849
Favorites: 11,863

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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.

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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.

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Kyoukai no Kanata is an anime that wins viewers over right from the start with its visually stunning and stunning animation. The studio responsible for the work deserves all the recognition for the care and attention to detail, delivering a visually pleasing and captivating aesthetic. However, it is important to point out that aesthetic beauty is not always enough to make an anime memorable and successful. Unfortunately, Kyoukai no Kanata falls short in other important respects.

The narrative has gaps and lack of explanation, leaving the viewer lost amid poorly developed plot twists and poorly explored characters. Another negative point is the lack of proper development ...
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