Beyond the Boundary Review

71nwa7higtl-_sl_Beyond the Boundary first aired during the final months of 2013. The story is centred on Mirai Kuriyama, the sole survivor of a clan of Spirit World warriors. She has the innate ability to utilise her acidic blood as a weapon. Her obligation to her clan is to hunt down “youmu” mystical creatures that are the embodiment of all the negative emotions of the human world. One day Mirai meets Akihito Kanbara, a half-breed youmu in human form. She attacks him in a flurry, spearing him through with her Blood Sabre, upon this, she realises that he is an immortal entity. The two form a strange bond that revolves around Mirai attempting to kill Akihito, the point of this is so that she can boost her confidence as a Spirit World warrior. However, the duo will not have much time to enjoy themselves as the legendary youmu, Beyond the Boundary, approaches.

My Review: This anime really isn’t for me, Some aspects of it I found really cool. I thought Mirai’s Blood Sabre was truly cool, it’s probably one of my favourite weapons in all anime. Some of the youmu has really cool designs and I liked how they all turned into rocks when they are killed. My problem with this anime is the fact that it doesn’t really do much, It’s like the same couple of things just keep happening, again and again, I found myself really uninterested in what was going on, this cycle meant that the plot was incredibly predictable. Most of the characters aren’t really interesting either, many of them are quite throw away, in fact apart from the two main characters I can’t really remember anyone of any importance. I know a few people who really like Beyond the Boundary but to be honest it really isn’t my thing.

I rate this anime 2/5.


One thought

  1. I really enjoy this story but the end is a bit of a problem because it kind of doesn’t do much with the ideas it was throwing around and it what it does do seems needlessly over-complicated. That said, I enjoyed the characters well enough.


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