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Kyoto Animation, the studio behind hits like K-ON! and Tamako Market, is working on a new anime. It’s not related to the swimming commercial, but it still looks exciting.

The anime, titled “Kyokai no Kanata” (Beyond the Boundary), is an adaptation of the light novel series of the same name. The story is a dark fantasy in which humans called Ikaishi fight creatures called Yomu. The protagonist, Akihito Kanbara, is a high school boy who meets the girl Mirai Kuriyama when she is about to jump off the school roof. Akihito is a half-Yomu who recovers from wounds quickly, whereas Mirai has the rare ability to manipulate blood. As Akihito decides to save the lonely girl, ominous events occur around them.

The novel series, written by Nagomu Torii and illustrated by Chise Kamoi, received an honorable mention in the second Kyoto Animation Awards in 2011. The first volume was released last June, and was accompanied by this animated commercial.

While you wait for the anime to be aired, you can visit Kyokai no Kanata’s official website, where you can see the main characters. Along with Akihito and Mirai, there are Mitsuki and Hiromi Nase, siblings from a family of Ikaishi.


Source: Kyokai no Kanata website


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