Beyond the Boundary

Kyoukai no Kanata

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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.

User Rating: 4.7 ( 3 votes)


English: Beyond the Boundary
Japanese: 境界の彼方
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2013 to Dec 19, 2013
Premiered: Fall 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Lantis, Pony Canyon, TBS
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Fantasy
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Shinichi Nakamura – Producer
Riri Senami – Producer
Taichi Ishidate – Director
Youta Tsuruoka – Sound Director
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Kyoukai no Kanata (境界の彼方)” by Minori Chihara

Episode List

01: Carmine
02: Ultramarine
03: Moonlight Purple
04: Bitter Orange
05: Chartreuse Light
06: Shocking Pink
07: Color of Clouds
08: Calming Gold
09: Silver Bamboo
10: White World
11: Black World
12: Grey World



I found this to be a enjoyable series but who can not love a cute short girl with glasses.


The animation/art was absolutely amazing. However, the story was only okay at best.


A flashy series with good actions and a fantastic premise that is let down by Kyoto Ani’s lack of narrative substance as per usual


KyoAni take on some modern supernatural stuff. It’s pretty and everyone’s cute. Even gets a bit dark.


As much as I liked the animation and the concept of the world, the story seems rushed and poorly put together.


Enjoyable show with great art, music and animation. The story is not the best but does a good enough job. A solid watch.


I enjoyed it: Good argument, nice action and cute romance. Still, the story’s development is not enough to make it to my faves.



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