Anime Review – Kyoukai No Kanata / Beyond The Boundary
Name – Kyoukai No Kanata / Beyond The Boundary
Genre – Fantasy, Supernatural, Comedy, Romance
Episodes – 12
Status – Complete
Summary – Akihito Kanbara is a high school sophomore in the literature club who believes himself to be a “Meganest”, and although he appears to be human, he is actually half Yōmu, which makes him invulnerable to wounds, due to the fact that he can heal so quickly, and also immortal. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it appears as if she is about to attempt suicide by jumping off of the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is considered heresy even among other members of the underworld, so she is shunned. Soon after Akihito saves Mirai, disturbing events begin to arise. *Source ANN
My Review/Thoughts –
A supernatural Anime with a good amount of comedy and romance, Kyoukai No Kanata was definitely something I was looking forward to. However probably because of my high expectations, the show failed to affect me the way I thought it would. No, I wouldn’t say it was thoroughly disappointing, but the overall impression was not quite satisfactory. Even though the Anime had it’s flaws, it can’t also be denied that it had few awesome moments at the same time.
Talking about the negative parts, I think the supernatural theme just didn’t work out, cause the whole set up was more fitting for the school life or slice of life genre. The way the show started, a darker tone was naturally expected, but as the story progressed it was falling short in this regard.