Kanata kara
From Far Away
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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
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Theme: Demons Demons
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: LaLa
Authors: Hikawa, Kyouko (Story & Art)


Score: 8.371 (scored by 52275,227 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2002
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1055
Members: 13,057
Favorites: 617

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On her way home from school one day, Noriko is unexpectedly plunged into a strange and extraordinary fantasy world. Her troubles compound exponentially when she is rescued and befriended by a handsome young man by the name of Izark. He may be brave and courageous, but inside Izark lurks the darkest evil imaginable. And according to an ancient prophecy, Noriko possesses the power to unleash that evil. Now, inexorably bound together, these two unlikely allies must navigate a world both wondrous and hostile.

(Source: VIZ Media)


Kanata kara was published in English as From Far Away by VIZ Media from November 10, 2004 to January 9, 2007. The same publisher released the series digitally as well, from March 12, 2013 to July 9, 2013.


Kia Tarj, Izark
Tachiki, Noriko
Il Biska, Gaya
Haas, Geena
De Girene, Jeida
Goda, Keimos Lee

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Feb 10, 2009
Suzuhana (All reviews)
I can't believe that no review has been written for this beautiful manga yet. I wouldn't even hold this is competition with Fushigi Yuugi, because Fushigi would never have a chance. Don't read FY. Read From Far Away. It's so much more realistic, more beautiful and Noriko could kick Miaka's ass any day. And Izark would kick Tamahome's ass.

I had been holding off on reading this one for a while. I had assumed (never something you should do) that it would be like FY. And not that I hated FY, but Miaka pissed me off. I did not like her. And there were read more
Feb 5, 2010
klaudiviris (All reviews)
What makes From Far Away different? I never heard of this series before, just stumbled upon it on a random search for reading material and it blew me away. I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to art, but in terms of storyline, progression and characterization, I was really pleased.

The first thing I thought was really interesting about this series was that the 'spirited away' girl had to learn the language spoken in the new world and it takes her a lot of times and several misunderstandings. The fact that you see her language progress and become less clumsy through the story is something I read more
Aug 24, 2009
Pinkbismuth (All reviews)
I must say I am a huge fan of this wonderful manga and amazed at how under rated it is. At first I had feared that the main character, Noriko would be another one of those stupid, weak, useless female characters, however I gladly admit I was mistaken. She was very strong willed and central to the story. The story it's self is a very good one, with an exciting journey and a wonderful plot. It has romance without being all gushy about it and a nice dose of action. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this manga and plan to reread it in the near future.
Jun 17, 2011
TheBishList (All reviews)
This is a Hidden Gem!!

I stumbled on this manga when I was trying to find a similar story line to Red River.
I didn't have any expectations...but WOW did it become addicting.

The best thing about this manga are the characters, characters and well...CHARACTERS!! XD
I fell in love with the Hero and Heroine. I totally expected Noriko to become totally dependent and emotional about being stuck in a different world like some heroines become! NOT Noriko!! And thats why I Love her! She sucks it up, learns the language, and does her own thing!! Izark is the guy any girl would want to have if read more

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