The official website of the anime adaptation of Nagomu Torii and Tomoyo Kamoi’s Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) light novel series has released a brand new visual and trailer for the upcoming series of films based on the anime, Kyoukai no Kanata I’ll Be Here (Beyond the Boundary I’ll Be Here). In addition, the main theme songs of the films were also revealed.
Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here will be opening this Spring anime season with two films: a compilation film of the anime series that will be releasing on March 14 subtitled Kako-hen (The Past), and a new film set one year after the events of the anime series releasing on April 25, subtitled Mirai-hen (The Future).
A brand new minute and 30 second trailer has been revealed that showcases both new and old footage from the anime. The video also previews the main theme of the Mirai-hen film.
The anime’s website has revealed the main theme of Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here – Mirai-hen. The song will be titled Aitakatta Sora (I Want to Meet the Sky) and will be sung by Minori Chihara, who voices Mitsuki Nase in the series. The single of the song will be sold later in the year for ¥1,800 (~ $15 USD). The OST of the anime will be also be sold around the time frame of the film’s release, which will be composed by Hikaru Nanase once again, and will cost ¥3,500 (~ $29.50 USD). It will come in a two CD case with a special jacket.
A new batch of advance tickets for Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here was also revealed. Two new types of tickets are now open for order and costs ¥1,500 (~ $12.60 USD). One ticket is for Kako-hen and the other is for Mirai-hen. Both purchases will be bundled with a ticket to the respective movie and a special A4 sheet separated into 4 slots to be used as bookmarks.
The Mirai-hen bundle:
The Kako-hen bundle:
The main cast was earlier revealed and includes:
- Risa Taneda (Aya Komichi in Kiniro Mosaic) will reprise her role as Mirai Kuriyama
- KENN (Hibito Nanba from Uchuu Kyoudai) will return as Akihito Kanbara
- Minori Chihara (Yuki Nagato from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) back as Mitsuki Nase
- Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Makoto Tachibana in Free!) returning as Hiroomi Nase
- Ayako Kawasumi (Saber from Fate/stay night) back as Izumi Nase
- Masaya Matsukaze (Yasunori Kuroki in Nodame Cantabile) will voice Miroku Fujima
- Akeno Watanabe (Rito Yuuki from To LOVE-Ru) as Shizuku Ninomiya
The main staff members returning for the movie are as follows:
- Director: Taichi Ishidate (Kyoukai no Kanata, Nichijou Assistant Director)
- Script Writer and Series Composer: Jukki Hanada (Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Love Live! School idol project)
- Anime Character Designer: Miku Kadowaki (Kyoukai no Kanata, Amagi Brilliant Park)
- Music Composer: Hikaru Nanase (Infinite Stratos, Galaxy Angel)
- Animation Studio: Kyoto Animation (Hyouka, Free!)
A commercial and first teaser trailer for the film released late last year for the two films:
Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary) is a light novel series written by Nagomu Torii and illustrated by Tomoyo Kamoi. The series was first an entry in Kyoto Animation’s Award program in 2011, where it received an honourable mention. The series began being published in 2012 in Kyoto Animation’s KA Esma Bunko imprint. To date there has been a total of 3 volumes published. The series received a TV anime adaptation from Kyoto Animation (K-ON!, Free!) in Fall/Spring 2013, which was directed by Taichi Ishidate (first director role). A few OVAs and a website series were also released following the TV anime, with the prequel OVA out now.
Here is a synopsis of the anime from MAL:
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.
The two Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here films will be releasing in Japanese theatres this Spring. The first film, Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here – Kako-hen, is a compilation film releasing on March 14th, and the second is a brand new film set after the series, Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here – Mirai-hen, releasing on April 25.
“Kyoukai no Kanata”, “Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here”, “Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here- Kako-hen”, “Kyoukai no Kanata: I’ll Be Here – Mirai-ken”, images, video and all associated brands and titles © 2015 Nagomu Torii, Tomoyo Kamoi, Kyoto Animation and Kyoukai no Kanata Production Committee