English Title: Beyond the Boundary
Genres: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Fantasy
We all have a hidden monster inside us. We smile, sympathize, love, and care. But despite all the good things we’ve done for others, we still somehow find ourselves face to face with the horrors of this society. This world is full of negativity and impure thoughts and out of this human emotions, we unconsciously give life to something more devious and dangerous.
The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half yōmu 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 unique even among members of the spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.
At first, I started watching Kyoukai no Kanata because of the art style. It is very similar to Tamako Market, Hyouka, Kokoro Connect, and K-on. One of the things that I really liked in those anime series are the way the characters are drawn. Everyone’s so cute, and the way they move is so soft and cute, but also cool. When I watched the first episode, it was not what I thought it would be. I thought it would be similar to the anime that I mentioned before and honestly, it’s kinda weird for me to watch the anime and not see the characters from Tamako Market / Hyouka / Kokoro Connect / K-on / other anime with similar art style. I found it weird at first because Kyoukai no Kanata is a supernatural / fantasy anime, and the series that I just mentioned are not, so seeing the cute characters stab each other and bleed while fighting the monsters is just quite unexpected. But as the story goes on, I can say that this anime is really something worth watching. It may look like a typical supernatural anime (strong protagonists fighting strong antagonists), but what I really loved about this anime, is the plot. Unpredictable events will happen and unexpected secrets will unfold so if for some reason you find the anime boring, I recommend that you just wait a little bit longer and you’ll eventually realize why people love Kyoukai no Kanata so much.
If you’ll just watch the anime series alone, you’ll realize that what you know about the story is not enough. You’ll be left with many questions because honestly, the anime ended without explaining why such a thing happened, what happened to that person, why is that person like that, and many more. So if you want to uncover the secrets and hear the explanation, go watch the following:
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You should totally watch this performance. Don’t worry this one’s not the one that was shown in the anime so this is not a spoiler.
Of course I also added the opening and ending song to my playlist because these 2 songs are some of those anime songs that I don’t skip and usually sing with.
Favorite Character: Nase Hiroomi (My boi looks so good and he’s really powerful. A bit perverted and has a sister complex, but nevertheless, I LOVE HIM.)
Tell me who’s your favorite character in the comments section below.
9/10 The anime is really good and funny, you definitely won’t regret watching it and the other related films.