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Beyond the Boundary 

Kyôkai no Kanata (original title)
The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, ... See full summary »
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Kenn ...
 Akihito Kanbara (12 episodes, 2013)
Risa Taneda ...
 Mirai Kuriyama (12 episodes, 2013)
Minori Chihara ...
 Mitsuki Nase (12 episodes, 2013)
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 Mirai Kuriyama (12 episodes, 2013)
Tatsuhisa Suzuki ...
 Hiroomi Nase (11 episodes, 2013)
Yuri Yamaoka ...
 Ai Shindou (10 episodes, 2013)
Ayako Kawasumi ...
 Izumi Nase (9 episodes, 2013)
Moe Toyota ...
 Sakura Inami (9 episodes, 2013)
Akeno Watanabe ...
 Shizuku Ninomiya (9 episodes, 2013)
Masaya Matsukaze ...
 Miroku Fujima (8 episodes, 2013)
Naomi Shindô ...
 Ayaka Shindou (8 episodes, 2013)
Sawako Hata ...
 Nase Family Employee / ... (6 episodes, 2013)
Ikuya Sawaki ...
 Grandfather Nase (5 episodes, 2013)
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The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is considered heresy among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai. Written by Anonymous

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Remade as Kyôkai no Kanata: kako-hen (2015) See more »

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Kyokai no Kanata
Performed by Minori Chihara
Lyrics by Aki Hata
Music and Arrangement by Daisuke Kikuta
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Beyond the Boundary
21 December 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This anime series is set in a world were creatures known as Youmu exist. They are the manifestation of negative emotions and while some are harmless others upset the natural balance; these are hunted by the Spirit World Warriors. The story's protagonist is high school student Akihito Kanbara who just happens to be an immortal half-youmu; luckily it is the human side that dominates his character. One day he saves youmu hunter Mirai Kuriyama and he ends up helping her hunting. She has an unusual way of fighting; she can create a sword out of her own blood! For the first part of the series things go well as they deal with a succession of youmu but then an event known as 'The Calm' occurs; this weakens youmu but also awakens Akihito's youmu side; the most powerful youmu: Beyond the Boundary. Things now get much darker as they struggle to save the world.

This twelve part series was pretty good; early on it was enjoyably light hearted with quite a few laughs to be had but as it approaches its end the tone becomes much darker. The characters were good; each distinctive in their own way. My personal favourite was Mirai; her introduction feature quite a surprise and her method of fighting seemed rather original. The plot is fairly familiar as there are plenty of series that involve the heroes fighting supernatural beings; if you like that genre you will probably like this. The animation is good and darker in tone than most series as it employs a fairly subdued palette. Overall I'd say that while this isn't a classic it is worth watching if you are a fan of the genre.

These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles.


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