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1st Beyond the Boundary Film's TV Spot Looks Back at Story From TV Series

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1st of 2 films retells events of TV series, opens in Japan on March 14

A TV spot for the upcoming Gekijō-ban Kyōkai no Kanata -I'll Be Here- Kako-hen (Beyond the Boundary the Movie: I'll Be Here - Past Chapter) film began airing in Japan this week:

Text: Movie
Mirai: Now, I'm going to go where you are, senpai.
Text: You changed
Mirai: I'll go, and defeat what's beyond the boundary.
Text: This world filled with loneliness.
Mirai: I'm glad I was born. I'm glad I was able to meet you, senpai.
Text: That's why, I...
Text on phone: It's not unpleasant.
Mirai: Really...!
Akihito: Kuriyama!

Kako-hen will recount the events of the television series, centering on the heroine Mirai Kuriyama, and a second film with the title Gekijō-ban Kyōkai no Kanata -I'll Be Here- Mirai-hen will be a brand-new work, set one year after the television series. Kako-hen will open in Japanese theaters on March 14, and Mirai-hen will premiere on April 25.


The following staff and cast are returning from the television series:

  • Director: Taichi Ishidate
  • Screenplay: Jukki Hanada
  • Character Design: Miku Kadowaki
  • Animation Production: Kyoto Animation
  • Production: Kyōkai no Kanata Production Committee

  • Risa Taneda as Mirai Kuriyama
  • Kenn as Akihito Kanbara
  • Minori Chihara as Mitsuki Nase
  • Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Hiroomi Nase

Shochiku is distributing the films.

Participating theaters began selling a limited number of advance tickets with bonuses on December 27. A set of ticket for both films come with a dual-pocket clear file folder (pictured above) illustrated by Kadowaki. A ticket for either film will come with one of two diffrent clear file folders (pictured below), also illustrated by Kadowaki.

The dark fantasy television anime series 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 last year, and Crunchyroll streamed the anime into several countries as it aired. Sentai Filmworks also announced 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 Kagayaki for the embedded video.

Images © Nagomu Torii, Kyoto Animation/Kyōkai no Kanata Production Committee


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