A Japanese light novel by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Tomoyo Kamoi that was later adapted into an anime series.
The story starts off when Akihito Kanabara rushes to stop a bespectacle beauty from jumping off the school building. Mirai Kuriyama thanks him by impaling him with a weapon made from her own blood. Akihito is an immortal half Yomu, the offspring of a supernatural creature and a human. Mirai is a spirit world warrior, they specialize in hunting Yomu to keep the world safe, she is also the last of her clan with cursed blood. She takes advantage of this one of a kind opportunity to practice killing Yomu with Akihito as her subject. The series follows their adventures, the evolution of their relationship, and their fight against an even stronger Yomu “Beyond the Boundary”.
- Yomu are creatures that are the manifestation of negative human emotions.
- The Series has a total of 12 episodes and two movies.
- Beyond the Boundary: I’ll be here (Past) is the movies that takes place before the main series. It focuses on the first encounter Mitsuki and Hiroomi Nasee have with Akihito. (Mirai isn’t in this film)
- Beyond the Boundary: I’ll be here (future) is the movie that takes place after the events of the main series.
- Genre: Slice of Life, Supernatural, Fantasy, Romance, sight comedy
Beyond the Boundary will always be one of my favorite series. When I first saw it I was instantly hooked, I would frequently re watch the series. I recently re watched the main series and the movies that go along with it. Mirai is still one of my favorite female characters of all time, she is incredibly relate-able and adorable. I always rooted for the relationship between her and Akihito.
The English dub isn’t the best, it takes a bit to get used to and the voice actress for Mirai changes for the movies. Which can throw you off after getting used to her original voice. There is also a couple loose ends in the series that I will always want the answers to. Who is Akihito’s father? What’s the real deal with his mother? Those would be two things I was hoping I would get answered in the movies but no go. Besides these issues, the series is still amazing.
The series does not have a happy ending, which is a breath of fresh air when it comes to anime, but really sad for the viewer after growing attached to them. I recommend this series highly, and it will always be a must watch!
Ps. I love this anime so much, that I’ve always wanted the box set that comes with Mirai’s glasses. 😢 One day!
No trailer for this one, all the ones I find give too much away. So enjoy the intro!
Anime, Beyond The Boundary, Comedy, Fantasy, Light Novel, Mirai Kuriyama, Romance, Slice of Life, Supernatural\