Kyoukai no Kanata Movie 1: I'll Be Here - Kako-hen

Beyond the Boundary: I'll Be Here - Past

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Synonyms: Beyond the Boundary Movie, Kyokai no Kanata Movie
Japanese: 劇場版 境界の彼方 I'LL BE HERE 過去篇
English: Beyond the Boundary: I'll Be Here - Past
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 14, 2015
Producers: Shochiku
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.721 (scored by 7017070,170 users)
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Ranked: #10852
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Popularity: #1315
Members: 153,823
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The first part of a two-part movie. The story is a recap of the TV series.

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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Apr 21, 2015
Kyoukai no Kanata: I'll Be Here - Kako hen is the first part of the movie series. This part is a complete recap of the original anime series. It does a good job getting you up to speed as to what happened in the original series and is only dedicated to the events surrounding Kanbara Akihito and Kuriyama Mirai and doesn't indulge in side stories.

Story 9/10:
This is a really good summary of the original series. No new scenes are used. It reuses the scenes from the original anime to make this summary.
The story of Kanbara Akihito and Kuriyama Mirai is explained. It does not go ...
May 3, 2015
Oh man stay away from this one. I'm not gonna be fancy here, this is more of a quick PSA than an actual review, but I could not stand by and let my fellow MAL users subject themselves to Kyoto animation essentially ripping itself off.

I should say first though that I love the original Kyoukai no Kanata show and Kyoto Animation in general so I'm not really reviewing the show here. Its just that KyoAni can't seem to do well with its show-to-compilation-film adaptations (I'm looking at you too Chuunibyou compilation film, but that's another story for another day). Why they ...
May 12, 2015
Don't expect too much. (spoiler-free review)

The main thing about this movie is that, whilest watching it, it only made sense to me because I watched the original series (twice even because I like it so much).

A lot is left out, and yes, the main plot points are stuffed in there, but they're basically presented without context and a lot doesn't make sense at all if you haven't watched the original series.

I can't quite give a good opinion on the story/art/character development because of this. It just barely contains any that makes sense without the context of the series. Besides that, it occurred to ...

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