Beyond the Boundary (Japanese: 境界の彼方, Kyoukai no Kanata) is a light novel written by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Tomoyo Kamoi. The work won an honorable mention in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2011. Kyoto Animation has published three volumes since June 2012. An anime television series adaptation, produced by Kyoto Animation, aired in Japan between October and December 2013. An original video animation episode was released in July 2014. A two-part anime film project, Beyond the Boundary the Movie -I'LL BE HERE-, premiered in March and April 2015. The English dub was released in North America on October 13, 2015.
Synopsis and Settings
The story of Kyoukai no Kanata is set in a world where creatures from the spirit world called Youmu (妖夢, lit., "catastrophic dream") roam in the human world under human disguises, and trained specialists called Spirit World Warriors (異界士, Ikaishi) protect humans from youmu attacks.
Kanbara Akihito is a high school student who apparently has a youmu lineage and a peculiar regenerative ability that exceeds that of a normal human. In an unexpected encounter, Akihito saves a classmate named Kuriyama Mirai, whom he believes is about to jump off the school building, not knowing that Mirai is a spirit world warrior. Mirai, who was sent to kill Akihito, fails because of Akihito's immortal blood. After their first encounter, Akihito starts to help Mirai because he thinks that they're on the same side. Akihito and Mirai develop their friendship together with Nase Mitsuki and Nase Hiroomi. Their friendship goes under different trials that make their bonds stronger and the relationship between Mirai and Akihito grows deeper and deeper.
Sacrifices and great decisions are made by Mirai and Akihito – decisions that might make them live without the person they want to protect the most.
Spirit World Warriors
- Miroku Fujima
- Ukyo Kusunoki
- Kikyō Nagamizu
- List of Episodes
- Beyond the Boundary the Movie -I'LL BE HERE-
- Beyond the Boundary: Idol Trial
- Kyoukai no Kanata Mini Theater
Kyoukai no Kanata is a light novel written by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Tomoyo Kamoi. The light novel series was awarded with an honorable mention in the Kyoto Animation Award competition in 2011, and was published by Kyoto Animation between June 2012 and April 2013. The series began publishing on June 9, 2012, whereas it is still ongoing. Three volumes have been released as of October 2, 2013.
- Light novel series official website (Japanese)
- Anime film official website (Japanese)
- Anime official website (Japanese)
- Beyond the Boundary Article in Wikipedia (English)