The broadcast of the TV anime Beyond the Boundary (Kyōkai no Kanata) will begin on Oct. 2 on Tokyo MX and other networks. Beyond the Boundary is the newest work by the renowned animation studio Kyoto Animation (KyoAni), which has created many hit anime including K-On! and The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi. The work is an adolescent action fantasy that centers on a loner girl and a boy who is half yomu. Because this is a KyoAni work, it’s being highly anticipated by fans. Now, new visuals and information on the cast have been revealed. Along with this, a new promotional video has also been released.
Superb voice stars have been gathered for the cast. Mirai Kuriyama, an odd girl who can manipulate blood, will be played by Risa Taneda; Akihito Kanbara, a boy who is half-human and half-yomu and possesses the ability to heal quickly, will be played by Kenn; and Mitsuki Nase, a girl who stalks Akihito, will be played by Minori Chihara. Other voice stars possessing both popularity and ability who have been assembled for the anime include Tatsuhisa Suzuki, Yuri Yamaoka, Naomi Shindō, Akeno Watanabe, Moe Toyota, Masaya Matsukaze, and Ayako Kawasumi.
Minori Chihara is also in charge of the opening theme to the anime. Along with a look at the anime, this song can be heard in the PV. One look at the anime’s style and it becomes clear that this is definitely a KyoAni work.
The original work for Beyond the Boundary is a light novel series by author Nagomu Torii that received an honorable mention at the 2nd Kyoto Animation Award. The series is published by KyoAni’s light novel label KA Esuma Bunko. Two volumes have been released so far. Beyond the Boundary joins the ranks of two other works that went on to become anime after winning a Kyoto Animation Award: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions and Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club.
Directing the anime is Taichi Ishidate who has worked as an animator and storyboard artist on such anime as Lucky Star and Nichijou. Since this is his first time directing, many are looking forward to seeing his talent in this area. Other staff include Jukki Hanada as series composer, Miku Kadowaki as character designer, and many veteran staff of KyoAni.
Tokyo MX: Oct. 2 (Wed) 12:30 a.m.
ABC Asahi Broadcasting: Oct. 2 (Wed.) 2:43 a.m.
TV Aichi: Oct. 2 (Wed) 2:05 a.m.
BS11: Oct. 6 (Sun) 12:00 a.m.
Animax: Oct. 18 (Fri) 10:00 p.m.
BS Animax: Oct. 19 (Sat) 10:30 p.m.
Source article written by Katsunori Takahashi
© Nagomu Torii, Kyoto Animation Co. Ltd. / Beyond the Boundary Production Committee