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Kyōkai no Kanata TV Anime's 1st TV Spot Aired

posted on 2013-08-08 06:47 EDT
Anime adaptation of Nagomu Torii's dark fantasy light novels to begin airing this October

The official website for the anime adaptation of Nagomu Torii's Kyōkai no Kanata light novels began streaming a 16-second television commercial for the anime on Thursday. In the video, heroine Mirai Kuriyama asks the viewer, "Do I look like a normal human?"

Taichi Ishidate (episodes of Clannad After Story, Hyōka, K-ON) is directing the anime at Kyoto Animation, and Jukki Hanada (Gakuen Alice, Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai!, Steins;Gate) is in charge of the series scripts. Miku Kadowaki (The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya, K-ON! movie animation director) is designing the characters.

The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Yōmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is about to jump from the school rooftop. Mirai is isolated because of her ability to manipulate blood, which is unique even among members of the underworld. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.

Kyōkai no Kanata received an honorable mention in the novel category of the Kyoto Animation Award program in 2011. The studio released the first volume last year, and the second volume shipped in April.

The anime is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television in October.


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