10 more days! That is how close we are to the 2013 Fall lineup of new anime series and seems like with each passing day, I am always adding another series I promised myself I would wait and see about. After living through Summer’s nightmare of viewing 23 titles simultaneously, my hope is to at least scale it back to 12 or 15. Of course, when I hear the words “Kyoto Animation” and “spirit world” in the same passing, that is more than enough to peek my curiosity. Hopefully, Kyoukai no Kanata will be nothing short of interesting.
Synopsis: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half youmu 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 spirit world. Disturbing events begin to unfold after Akihito saves Mirai.
Did I mention how I love the main heroine, Mirai Kuriyama’s over-sized red glasses? I might not be able to speak of the story with so little information given, but the visual style by way of the PV’s looks great and the promotional action sequences look very cool. It is certainly a farcry from KyoAni’s traditional work dealing with school-life and drama themed elements, so it is nice to see the studio picking up a project like this. You can catch Mirai and her over-sized glasses premiering on October 3rd.