- Genre: Action, Supernatural, Urban fantasy
- Season: 1
- Episodes: 12
Half-Youmu Akihito Kanbara is a high school student. One day he instinctively goes to save his school mate, Mirai Kuriyama, from committing suicide. Where Mirai Kuriyama proceeds to stab him through the chest with a blade made of her blood. She is surprised to discover that Akihito is an immortal half-youmu. Since Mirai is a Spirit World Warrior, she then tries to repeatedly kill him while using him as practice to hunt and kill youmu. Akihito seeks to help Mirai gain the confidence to kill youmu so that she may stop attempting to kill him as practice. Their lives become intertwined as they work together to help one another while tryiing to navigate their world and understand the people around them. Will they be able to overcome their difficulties and pasts in order to gain happiness?
My friend raved about this anime and so I though I would give it a shot. I didn’t know anything about it before hand. It was a sweet story filled with tragic back stories for most of the characters. I was also curious about the characters that were moving about in the shadows all the while trying to guess their motives and whether they are good or bad guys. I enjoyed how the characters were not simply one sided, they had multiple sides and depths to them and they grew as the series progressed. There were some really comical moments that I could re-watch any day. However the flow of the series is a bit hit and miss. Some things happened too fast and others I was left thinking ‘get on with it’. On the whole I rather enjoyed it and I will probably re-watch it, just not any time soon.
Have you watched Beyond the Boundary? Will you watch it? I would love to know your thoughts in the comments below!