Kyoukai no Kanata (境界の彼方, lit., "Beyond the Horizon", also translated as Beyond the Boundary) is a light novel written by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Chise Kamoi. An anime adaptation based on the series was announced for October 2013, produced by Kyoto Animation.
Plot and SettingEdit
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.
Akihito Kanbara is a high school student who apparently has a Youmu lineage and a peculiar regenerative ability that exceeds that of a normal human's. In an unexpected encounter, Akihito saves a classmate named Mirai Kuriyama, who was about to jump off the school building not knowing that Mirai is a Spirit world Warrior. Mirai who was sent to kill Akihito failed because of Akihito's immortal blood. After their first encounter, Akihito started to help Mirai because he thinks that they're on the same foot. Akihito and Mirai developed their friendship together with Mitsuki Nase and Hiroomi Nase. Their friendship went under different trials that made their bonds stronger and the relationship between Mirai and Akihito grew deeper and deeper.
Sacrifices and great decisions were made by Mirai and Akihito. Decisions that might let them live without the person they wanted to protect the most.
- Akihito Kanbara (神原 秋人, Kanbara Akihito) - A second year high school student and a Half-Youmu with superhuman regenerative abilities. At school, he is known for his attraction for those who wore eye glasses, to the point of giving himself the nickname "Meganest". He is a member of the Literary Club. He is voiced by KENN.
- Mirai Kuriyama (栗山 未来, Kuriyama Mirai) - First year high school student and a member of a family of Spirit World Warriors that has the ability to manipulate their blood. Her family experiences discrimination because of this, their ability regarded as heretical among Spirit World Warriors. Certain circumstances also caused Mirai to live an impoverished life up to the present. She is voiced by Risa Taneda.
- Mitsuki Nase (名瀬 美月, Nase Mitsuki) - President of the school's Literary Club and Akihito's direct superior, known for her glamorous figure contrasted by her sharp tongue. A second year high school student. She belongs to a prestigious family of Spirit World Warriors, and is tasked with watching over Akihito. She is voiced by Minori Chihara.
- Hiroomi Nase (名瀬 博臣, Nase Hiro'omi) - A third year high school student and Mitsuki's older brother. He is an avid siscon, and often spends time sharing jokes with Akihito. His Spirit World Warriors ability caused him to be extremely sensitive to cold, so Hiroomi often wears a scarf and muffler on his person. He is voiced by Tatsuhisa Suzuki.
- See List of Episodes.
Kyoukai no Kanata is a light novel written by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Chise 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.