Reviewed by: Eeeper
Released by: Animatsu
Age Rating: 12
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 300 minutes
English 2.0 Stereo
Japanese 2.0 Stereo
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.
Sometimes, in the course of doing so, we are confronted by the same questions that every person dreads: why am I alive? What's my purpose? Who would miss me if I was gone? Add to this the questions that a person who hurt others and regrets it now must also ask: could I have done things differently? Am I causing more trouble by being around than simply going away? Beyond The Boundary has all of these questions and more but we're getting ahead of ourselves.
On a personal note, the screener copy Animatsu sent us was not their usual standard, being burned onto a DVD-R. This caused the image to have banding issues, compression problems and generally looked worse than streaming video. After seeing the same issue from a review over at UK Anime.Net, Animatsu have stated this will not happen again with screeners. We hope so as their release of Beyond The Boundary is stellar and we really enjoyed the show otherwise.