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Kanata Kara  
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Walking home from school one day, Noriko is innocently caught up in a terrorist bombing. Rather than being blown to bits, she finds herself transported to another world; a world in which darkness seems on the rise, as its powers desperately search for a being known as the Awakening whom it is said will awaken the Sky Demon. She finds this new world to be dangerous and overwhelming, and Noriko has little choice but to throw her lot in with the mysteriously powerful man she encounters upon her arrival. The enigma of this world and her role in it will gradually unfold, but first things first: Noriko must learn their language!

In 2004, this manga won the 35th annual Seiun Award for best science fiction comic.


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Associated Names
Из другого мира
Dunia Mimpi
From Far Away
From the Other Side
Vùng Đất Xa Xăm

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v.7-14 (end) by Cat Chan Scans (2791d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

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Kanata Kara by ForteAtrox


User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (1102 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.83 / 10.0
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December 26th 2014, 11:38pm PST

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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #253 decreased(-31)
Monthly Pos #176 decreased(-13)
3 Month Pos #126 decreased(-28)
6 Month Pos #111 increased(+1)

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It's a good it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by flowerzan
July 9th, 2008, 10:45am
I usually get bored with adventure mangas probably because most of them tend to repeat the same kind of adventures over and over again, its as if the writer writes extra adventures just to prolong the story. This manga, however, had adventures, events, that were all well connected, it never felt like the author was writing more stories just to prolong the manga.

The concept of the manga seems (girl transport to an unknown world) cliche but the way the author delivered the story was interesting and worth reading. Like what other people have quoted before, it doesn't matter if a story is cliche, what matters is the way it delivered the story to the reader, whether it was interesting, fascinating, etc.

I also love the two protagonist of the story. Noriko, the female protagonist, may at times be irritating because she calls out her hero all the time to save her but she has more redeeming qualities that more than compensate for her irritating nature.

The story is well put together, from the beginning to the end. I enjoyed reading the romance, adventure, and light fantasy element of the story. It's one of the few adventure mangas I actually enjoyed reading.
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Pretty dang darn good, I think   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by oriana3k
June 26th, 2008, 12:30am
Now, I normally get kinda bored with the schoolgirl-in-another-world plots, but this one grabbed me and held me. I chalk it up to lovely art, likeabe characters, and the dynamics of the fantasy world itself. Oh, and the chimos. The chimooos. It's kinda nice to see the cute animal mascot actually having some purpose besides marketability. ^^
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Good, but not great   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by lynzajw
April 2nd, 2008, 9:47am
I really did like Kanata Kara, but I didn't think it was fantastic. It was nice, and the story was good, but there was nothing that made me absolutely love it. It's a nice read, though, especially if you have some time to spare.
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Story is good at first but...   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by VampireBanana
March 26th, 2008, 8:07pm
Just like Miriam, the story is very good at first but later the fighting overshadows the story and then it becomes a manga with very dragged out fighting scenes and rehashed scenes, characters and so forth.
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Good one   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by cantiara
January 18th, 2008, 10:00am
This is a very good fantasy shoujo Manga. Even though the story is rather predictable, but it is still very compelling, so you're still wondering what will happen next. Regarding the arts, I always like Hikawa-sensei's artworks, she always draws her heroines in a cute round style and the heroes in a cool sharp style, and strangely, they really complement each others.

Highly recommended!
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mediocre at best   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by SinsI
November 10th, 2007, 5:55am
The beggining was OK, but later on it gets quite boring quickly. The characters are too flat, story too predictable and it has nothing to balance out those shortcomings. It simply doesn't expand on its good points...
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Rating: N/A
by lonny
October 5th, 2007, 10:35pm
I really like this manga. It's long but it flows really well and none of the characters are boring.
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Not the best, but certainly not the worst.   
Rating: 7.6 / 10.0
by Obloquy
August 25th, 2007, 8:12am
I recommend this manga, if you are in need of something to read. The story is very interesting, the art is good, not the best, but good, the characters are typical, and their relationship kinda just goes like.."oh, i love you, now, even though..." no build up, and their are cliches, but what is a shoujo manga without them? I would've rather seen this as a novel, though.
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not to bad...   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by meleesuper12
August 24th, 2007, 5:25am
I admit I'm a bit of a sucker for the stories where the main heroine or hero gets transported to some other world, so I was quite looking forward to reading this one. Overall, I enjoyed Kanata Kara, it was actually quite good, at times, though, I found myself comparing it to Anatolia story (one of my favorite series now), and some how found this one just a bit lacking.The main heroine gets on my nerves and I found her quite irritating, and at times found myself wishing I could whack her on the head. She fits that typical heroine (which I am getting dreadfully bored of). Still, like I said, this isn't a waste of time, and it's an enjoyable read, just not something that I would read twice...

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It really didn't Wow me   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by jellyunicorn123
August 23rd, 2007, 8:55pm
It was ALRIGHT. that's about it. The drawings was just OKAY. Nothing extremely special. Similar to Fushigi Yuugi. The romance was lovey dovey without being too heavy. Storyline is unique, but really didn't interest me as much. Not a must read for me, but more for people who enjoys fighting and minimum romance.
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