Beyond the Boundary

Alt titles: Kyoukai no Kanata

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Noragami

Noragami

Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

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zerolight zerolight says...

They both have similar stories and ways with the phantoms etc. With the worlds more-so for the afterlife etc are really similar but they do have their differences.

RamkoX12X RamkoX12X says...

Both consist of supernatural themes and contain similar action. Beyond the Boundary and Noragami have crossovers between people and animals as well. So if you like one, then you would definitely like the other.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both anime about the characters trying to fend off supernatural monster while building relationships and getting to know each other. Both these anime are less concerned with plot than they are about creating their unique worlds where humans live side by side with spirits and monsters and the only thing to protect then are people or gods with super powers. 

While the terms used and setup of each anime might be different with Beyond the Boundary being about humans and Youma and Noragami being about Gods, humans and spirit monsters, both anime use the same style of blending comedy, drama and action. Both anime tend to focus on their characters trying to create a charming cast being revealing the drama they are dealing with. 

The difference is Noragami actually succeeds in having a likable cast that build meaningful relationships with each other, while also building up a world where gods are real even if they're invisible to most humans. Beyond the Boundary fails at doing any of these things, the comedy is poorly timed, the drama falls flat and the characters aren't believable and the world building is sloppy and incomplete. Noragami is the superior anime.

However, if you like this kind of common anime setup then try either of these titles. 

Grach Grach says...

Both Noragami and Kyoukai no Kanata feature a supernatural/fanasy element; in each, the main characters fight spirits while getting to know one another more. In both, the plots advance mostly to better explain the 'human world mixed with the supernatural' idea, along with blending comedy, action, and slight drama.

teribird teribird says...

Both are modern fantasies with an underlying mystery and a well-rounded, interesting cast. The art for both is similar and fantastic as well. Both have cool sword vs demon fight scenes. 

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Bother shows follow a group of kids as they attempt to fend off supernataural threats, while building relationships along the way in an often humerous way. The main difference in this regard is thaty Noragami follows a main character who's a god, whereas KnK is more about supernatural schoolkids.

So while they share themes and have similar plots, the way they are executed between shows couldn't be more different. Noragami excells with its charming cast, natural and funny comedy and interesting storyline. KnK on the other hand fails miserably to even time its jokes well, let alone  remembering to make then actually funny. The characters are nothing more than a bunch of annoying tropes designed to look cute, and the plot suffers from both poor writing and poor directing.

So Noragamis is by far and away the superior showhere, but fans of one may feel like the other is worth a look.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

beyond the boundary and Noragami are very simular. Both deal with monsters from the afterlife. In both shows some people have to kill those monsters. 

anosora anosora says...

They're different, no doubt, but they have similar plot lines. They both focused on a small group, both main charactesr are supernatural beings of some sort. Where as Noragami tells the tale of a normal human girl being dragged into the spiritual world, everyone in Kyoukai no Kanata is already part of the spiritual world. There are demons to hunt, ayakashi in Noragami and youkai in Kyoukai no Kanata. They're both serious and cute, with great animation. 

DropofVenus DropofVenus says...

Very simialr set-up only Noragami is more character driven than story driven. Kyoukai no Kantana is explained a little better, but that characters are not as good as Noragami's characters.

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!

Rikka Takanashi is a teenage girl who possesses the strongest ocular power known to man: the Tyrant’s Eye. She's currently locked in a fierce war with a shadowy organization, and the fate of the world may hang in the balance with each passing battle... or at least this is what she believes. In actuality, Rikka is merely a normal high school girl afflicted with chuunibyou syndrome, a "disease" that makes one prone to delusional flights of fancy. Meanwhile former chuunibyou sufferer Yuuta Togashi is enrolled at the same school, looking to put his embarrassing junior high exploits behind him. However, when Rikka discovers his past life as the "Dark Flame Master", she uses this to her advantage to include him in all of her wacky schemes! With Rikka’s zany behavior dragging him further and further from normalcy, Yuuta must try to pull her back into the real world – or risk getting sucked into hers!

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Bradalee Bradalee says...

With both shows being made by Kyoto Animation the aesthetic similarities between them are obvious from the moment they begin. The character designs follow the same "cutesy with weird legs" designs that most recent KyoAni shows have, their mannerisms are also similar.

And while Kyoukai no Kanata is looking like being a much more serious show than Chuunibyou, the premise in both see's a male character dragged into all sorts of problems by a strange, socially awkward female lead. And while each show has a mix of comedy and drama, it seems liek KnK will be leaning towards the dramatic side more than Chuunibyou ever did, with it instead focusing on comedy more often than not.

It's extremely likely that fans of one will find the other enjoyable.

ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

While the plots of these show are quite different with Chuuibyou being a school life comedy and Beyond the Boundary being about hunting supernatural beings, both anime have a lot in common. These are both shows with fluid animation, top notch art, moe character designs, a similar sense of humor and even very similar characters.

Both anime are about a guy getting dragged into various situations by a socially awkward girl. The situations in Beyond the Boundary are more serious and often dangerous, whereas the situations in Chuuibyou are mostly comedic. However, in both anime the socially awkward girl does lead to a lot of comedic social situations for the guy.

Despite one being a comedy both anime have well animated fight sequences. In Chuuibyou these fights are all in the character's heads whereas in Beyond the Boundry the fights are real.

Despite the differences in plot and tone of the show these show share a ton of styistic similarities and if you liked one then you should check out the other.

carmine01 carmine01 says...

They have a realy good animation beside the Beyond the Boundary they have a realy interesting dark story,after all the specialist from this anime is the graphic of the animation from kyoto animation that's we know they alway's put some's moe2(cute) thing was being mixed with a great action and a great supernatural combination that's can make you feel a new great experience from this anime, and for another one that's Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! they have a good animation too but the different is just from the stories in this anime make some good stories like K-on! but still can't beat the sensation of K-on! i think,but that we know the good between love stories and the club is realy more to be cool one . . .

Rastamepas Rastamepas says...

Need a new dose of KyoAni animation and character design? Don't look any farther. Both of these shows have your vary similiar cutesy KyoAni character design with a pretty decent background of art and animation that goes along with it. While both tend to have similiarities in art and design they are very different in regards to story.

Beyond the Boundary tends to focus more of supernatural and action while Chuunibyou tends to be more comedy and fantasy based. Both have a male lead who is randomly pulled into situations by the female lead. While Beyond the Boundary tends to be a little more serious Chuunibyou has a more comedic approach to them

Chances are if you like classic KyoAni looks and a fantasy/supernatural story you'll like both of these anime.

RamkoX12X RamkoX12X says...

The female protagonists are fairly similar based off their character structure as someone that is different from most. They are taken in by a mature male who watches over them, making sure they are able to adjust to life the right way. So the characters are fairly similar. Both are animated by Kyoto Animation, so the art style is really similar and the atmosphere as well. So if you liked one, you will surely love the other.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

To start off both are made by the same studio so have quite a similar style of art. Both include a main female character who is above normal in a way and a male who is trying to control the female lead...also both animes have a group of main characters which is pretty similar. Quite a bit of each are based in a school, even though beyond the boundary is more about the fantasy. Anyway both are really good in storyline, characters and drama!

theocatsman theocatsman says...

Both shows share similarities in both animation and storytelling, with each of the characters having a more dramatic reasoning behind all of the silly shenanigans that they get into. Both pull at your heartstrings near the end of the series and leave you wanting more. They are both beautiful and endearing succinctly told stories. 

Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?

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GrayShadow GrayShadow says...

both animes focus on the trubles of a half demon who sufferes from his demon side, which tends to go berserk.and both protagonists end up being targeted by some kind of organisation.the animation-style is pretty similar, even though Kyoukai no kanata uses newer technic which makes watching it an experience.the quantity of humor is also quite similar, though KnK won't use as much comic relieve. instead the drama and action is focused on some more.

Aniad Aniad says...

Both series involve demons and are full of actoin. The demons are quite alike in a lot of ways, they are scarry draw and evil. I hope you will watch them both!

teribird teribird says...

Both have 'cursed' main characters, fights against demons, morally ambiguous demons, great fights, fantastic animation, and a stellar OST.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both anime feature a teenager who is curse with the hardship of being a half demon and it is about their life with these hardships. How they get through these problems and things like that, as well as who they meet. Both have a huge fantasy element and both are mainly based around some sort of a school. As well as this both stories is detailed and I say if you enjoyed Blue Exorcist you should like Beyond the Boundary and the other way round.

Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi

Sumimura Yoshimori is a Kekkaishi – an inheritor of the power to battle demons, using barriers called kekkai. His family is charged with protecting the grounds of Karasumori high school, a building which magnifies the power of demons who enter it. Helping him are his spirit-wolf companion Madarao, and next door-neighbor Yukimura Tokine, the daughter of a rival clan. Years ago, Tokine was injured protecting Yoshimori, and now he is determined to become strong enough to keep her from being hurt again. Of course, he'd rather bake his exquisite cakes than have to fight demons at all, but fate has something else in store! As a shadowy demon organization moves to steal Karasumori's power, can Yoshimori overcome legions of demons, a centuries-old family rivalry, and a grandfather who just can't understand his love for baking?

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both anime where powers have been passed down through generations to the characters that now have to fight supernatural creatures to protect those around them. Both these anime mix school life comedy with action. They also both have a protagonist that is reluctant about fighting the supernatural for their own reasons.

Kekkashi is longer than Beyond the Boundary is also a lot more shounen in tone with all the cliches that go with that genre. Beyond the Boundary is a typical Kyoto Animation style anime with moe character designs, slick animation and high quality artwork. However, if you want an anime that mixes high school students living their daily lives with some comedy and a lot of action then try both of these titles. 

kunekoeyes kunekoeyes says...

Both series have demon hunters that collaborate with either full or 1/2 demon to defeat out of control demons. Kekkaishi is more drama based, while Beyond the Boundary has a stronger humor base.

Both series have main characters that lost an imortant person in their line of work. The male lead character needs help from their friends on the rare occurace they loose control of their powers. 

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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Riyo Riyo says...

Both anime are set around a school club and feature different characters with supernatural abilities. The male main character is the center of narration, while a cute girl is the center of the plot. Plus, there is a huge tension between those two.

tennis101101 tennis101101 says...

Both of these animes have school clubs. They also both have one really out going character who has the over exciting character. Also that there is some one who likes the main girl character for the way that she is.