Beyond the Boundary Gets Anime Film in Spring 2015
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The official website for Kyoto Animation's Beyond the Boundary (Kyōkai no Kanata) anime series announced on Wednesday that the series will get an anime film in spring 2015. The seventh Blu-ray Disc volume of the television series also made the same announcement when it shipped on Wednesday.
The seventh volume also included episode 0, titled "Shinnome" (Daybreak), as well as two new "Kyōkai no Kanata Idol Saiban! ~Mayoi Nagaramo Kimi o Sabaku-min (Beyond the Boundary Idol Trial! Those Who Judge You Even While Lost) shorts. Kyoto Animation previously posted the first three shorts online.
The dark fantasy follows a high school second-year student named Akihito Kanbara (KENN). Although the boy appears human, he is half Yōmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets first-year student Mirai Kuriyama (Risa Taneda) 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 the Under World Warriors. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.
The television anime premiered in Japan in October and Crunchyroll streamed the anime into several countries as it aired. Sentai Filmworks also announced in October that it licensed the anime for North America.
Nagomu Torii's original Kyōkai no Kanata light novel received an honorable mention in the novel category of the Kyoto Animation Award program in 2011.
Thanks to Kannami for the news tip.