Kyoukai no Kanata, Anime Recommendation!

February 5, 2023

I watched this anime so long ago after seeing a sketch of Mitsuki and I remember it left me really sad. I wondered if it will hit just as hard all these years later… and it absolutely did. Kyoto Animation is a goated studio and Kyoukai no Kanata is another amazing series by them. It is honestly amazing how this anime manages to hide its true nature from you right till the very end.

So welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series. This week let’s take a look at Kyoukai no Kanata. An anime that I absolutely think deserves more love than it gets. It was pretty famous back when it came out, but now it is kind of forgotten, which is unfortunate because I feel this anime will resonate with a lot of newer audiences. Oh well, let’s just get started,

What's With All the Sisconning in Kyoukai no Kanata? – Frog-kun's Blog

Introduction

Kyoukai no Kanata or Beyond the Boundary is based on the LN of the same name by Nagomu Torii and illustrated by Tomoyo Kamui. The anime is made by Kyoto Animation, it has 1 season of 12 episodes, recapped into 2 movies and a few spin-off ONAs. I personally recommend watching the series first and then the movies. That way you can see the minor changes in the recap movies. Let’s move on to

Plot

Youmu are the physical manifestation of negative human emotions. They cannot be seen normally and don’t cause problems normally. When they do cause problems, “spirit world warriors” are sent to finish them off. Our protagonist is an immortal half-youmu who saves a spirit world warrior from committing suicide. He helps her gain confidence in fighting youmu so that she may stop trying to kill him as practice.

10 Things You Didn't Know about Kyoukai no Kanata

The plot sounds fairly simple and even light-hearted, right? Well, that would be correct for the first half of the series. Kyoukai no Kanata is actually a fairly sad and dark story. There are always hints about the stuff coming, you just don’t notice it because of the tone of the first half of the story. The plot is absolutely amazing, and really well handled. Now, another thing important to the plot

Characters

Kyoukai no Kanata really relies on his characters to tell the story. And it works flawlessly. For most of the first half we follow Akihito but then when he “disappears” we switch perspectives to Mirai. It works really well and helps us understand both characters more. Then there’s the amazing supporting cast, Mitsuki, Hiroomi, Yui, and Sakura. I wish Izumi got a little more screen time but her character is also really well done.

Final Thoughts: Kyoukai no Kanata | Anime Appraised

Animations and Soundtracks

I mean KyoAni, do you even need a further explanation than that? KyoAni excels at character animations and that goes perfectly with this series. The animations are really smooth and look great as well. They even added an anime original character to expand character development further. The soundtracks once again are amazing. The ending theme especially is so good, I still remember every word of that song, and the visuals are amazing as well.

Why should you check out Kyoukai no Kanata?

Quick pointers on why you should watch this anime:

  • Amazing plot
  • Great characters
  • Awesome animations
  • Great soundtracks

Check out the Blu-ray set on Amazon, DVDs are also available!

Conclusion

That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. Please check out Kyoukai no Kanata, it is well worth your time. With that said, See ya!

Web Stories

5 Manga Drawing Tutorials you will Love for 2022
5 Manga Drawing Tutorials you will Love for 2022
A look at Mappa’s Journey
A look at Mappa’s Journey
Anime Recommendation of the Week
Anime Recommendation of the Week
Anime Recommendation of the week – Hataraku Maou-Sama
Anime Recommendation of the week – Hataraku Maou-Sama
Anime Recommendation of the week-Problem Children are coming from another world?Aren’t they?
Anime Recommendation of the week-Problem Children are coming from another world?Aren’t they?
Anime Recommendation of the Week-Relife
Anime Recommendation of the Week-Relife
Berserk is getting a new chapter?
Berserk is getting a new chapter?

Related Posts

Guilty Crown, Anime Recommendation of the Week!

Guilty Crown, Anime Recommendation of the Week!

Key takeaways from Anime Recommendation - Guilty Crown: EGOIST's music played a significant role in making Guilty Crown popular and memorable. Guilty Crown offers a compelling hero's journey with sci-fi, romance, and psychological elements, despite occasional plot...

Cyberpunk Edgerunners, Anime Recommendation!

Cyberpunk Edgerunners, Anime Recommendation!

Key takeaways from Anime Recommendation - Cyberpunk Edgerunners: Cyberpunk Edgerunners played a significant role in revitalizing the Cyberpunk 2077 game after its troubled launch. The anime features a well-paced plot with unexpected twists that keep viewers engaged...

Black Lagoon, Anime Recommendation of the Week!

Black Lagoon, Anime Recommendation of the Week!

Key takeaways from Anime Recommendation - Black Lagoon: Black Lagoon offers a blend of intense gunfights for action enthusiasts, a compelling story, and well-developed characters, catering to a wide range of anime fans. The series follows Rokurou's transformation from...

Web Stories

5 Manga Drawing Tutorials you will Love for 2022
5 Manga Drawing Tutorials you will Love for 2022
A look at Mappa’s Journey
A look at Mappa’s Journey
Anime Recommendation of the Week
Anime Recommendation of the Week
Anime Recommendation of the week – Hataraku Maou-Sama
Anime Recommendation of the week – Hataraku Maou-Sama
Anime Recommendation of the week-Problem Children are coming from another world?Aren’t they?
Anime Recommendation of the week-Problem Children are coming from another world?Aren’t they?
Anime Recommendation of the Week-Relife
Anime Recommendation of the Week-Relife
Berserk is getting a new chapter?
Berserk is getting a new chapter?

Ready to Join the Hottest Anime Community?

Β 

Subscribe Below and Gain Exclusive Access To:

> Weekly Giveaways <

> Anime News and Content <

> Access to Anime Polls <

> Rare Anime Merchandise <

Subscribe Below

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This
5 Manga Drawing Tutorials you will Love for 2022 A look at Mappa’s Journey Anime Recommendation of the Week Anime Recommendation of the week – Hataraku Maou-Sama Anime Recommendation of the week-Problem Children are coming from another world?Aren’t they? Anime Recommendation of the Week-Relife Berserk is getting a new chapter?
5 Manga Drawing Tutorials you will Love for 2022 A look at Mappa’s Journey Anime Recommendation of the Week Anime Recommendation of the week – Hataraku Maou-Sama Anime Recommendation of the week-Problem Children are coming from another world?Aren’t they? Anime Recommendation of the Week-Relife Berserk is getting a new chapter?