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

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Latest Release(s)
v.7-14 (end) by Cat Chan Scans over 14 years ago
v.5-6 by Cat Chan Scans over 14 years ago
v.4 c.1 by Mint Scans over 14 years ago
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in Country of Origin
57 Chapters (Complete)
14 Volumes (Complete)
7 Volumes (Bunko, Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1316 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0

Last Updated
October 8th 2020, 12:33pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
LaLa (Hakusensha)
Manga Park (Hakusensha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Viz (14 Volumes - Complete)

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Monthly Pos #781 increased(+146)
3 Month Pos #1047 decreased(-68)
6 Month Pos #946 decreased(-191)
Year Pos #745 decreased(-210)

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This needs a reprint stat  
by DismalCortex
August 20th, 2021, 7:47am
Rating: N/A
I've read this so many times, but I refuse to pay anything towards used manga when the seller had no part in this masterpiece.

I never get bored of this♡
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Wonderful classic  
by tanukischarm
December 17th, 2020, 12:22pm
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
Kanata Kara is an otherwordly journey where a human girl meets a lonesome man and they fated to be with each other. That's make the manga not really 100% unpredictable. I think I understand how much love Kanata Kara gets in the end of the day. Everyone's favorites. Everlasting classics. From the unusual, north adventure-like settings, odd names. And the most important: realistic feelings when you landed in another world. I "wow"-ed. Not really a caught-me-in-the-trap kind of moment but I believe not many authors consider "that" part into their stories. Well, I ask you: what is the very first thing every characters suppose to do? Connect the dots. Feel the strangeness of it. You feel scared, overwhelmed. You can't speak their languages, obviously. You can't immediately make a sense about everything in minutes. It's what Noriko the protagonist showed me. The very part I immediately noticed and how I fell in love with this manga instantly. You won't get "Why I'm here? Isn't this a scene from the novel I have read!?" then boring-ass short, jumbled, incompleted explanation of unimportant events like you haven't know it already. Thus I don't mind about the gap that exists when I was wondering what's happening at first.

Back to Noriko, ...why the third person before me said she's a damsel in distress. I have to against that opinion. Just because she is clumsy by nature doesn't mean she should fall into the category. Her characteristics, without a doubt, actually the best she can give to us. The result of the author's cleverness that did the job. Noriko's point of view plays the big role of the flow of the story. The mood, her reactions for small things, slow motion from panel to panel are placed in the right place. Strong not only once, twice—many times, she's improved a lot, for herself. For Izark. The male lead, a warrior that picked her up. Their progress also something you must appreciate because it flows very subtle and gentle. Hats off for the author's originality because she made up unique names, not some weird fictional *cough* European's that difficult to spell or read. There are also this lots of memorable supported characters: Gaya, Banadam, Geena, etc (don't forget the chimos! 😀). They left huge impression on me along with Noriko and Izark's journey to find one's fate.

Kanata Kara fits in one frame: kindness, acceptance, generosity. Not as strong-packed as Basara but still offers good battle quality and can out of the box sometimes. The more you read, then you will get the idea how overall story works. It's less complex and instead filled with many small but powerful interactions. Noriko to Izark, them to other people and nature, and everything. It conveys a message. The ending wraps up even very nicely. I like it.

... Last updated on December 18th, 2020, 6:54pm
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Really Good!  
by Angela0417
October 15th, 2020, 9:40pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is one of my favorites! I keep coming back to it. I feel like both Noriko and Izark grow as the story progresses which is probably why it's one of my favorites. They both learn to accept themselves and although Noriko isn't strong she always tries, she never gives up and just waits to be rescued - it's so refreshing! The romance is more subtle and definitely a slow burn even though you can see the feelings they both have but that just makes it seem more realistic and like it will last unlike lots of manga where they confess even though they don't know or trust each other.
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Female lead  
by Utsukushii Yume
May 3rd, 2020, 7:52am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
I have to say, Noriko is the epitome of damsel in distress, always in danger, is weak, and has no control of the things happening in her life. I usually hate those type of female leads, but she is just so adorable that I find it hard to hate her. She does what she can and I think that is why I like her so much. Yes she can't do much, but she is doing her best and I truthfully can't hate her for that.

There is a lot of meh moments, but also a lot of cute moments that I find I will reread from time to time. I read this back in the yonder days of magic knight rayearth and Fushigi Yuugi, so it was sort of the only decent romantic adventure of a girl who was pulled into another world that was out in my region at the time.
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by Shimma
July 16th, 2018, 9:17pm
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
This is such a cute traveling-to-another-world fantasy. The characters are so cute but strong, specially the main ones. I totally fell in love with them, their relationship its truly amazing.
It is really adorable and entertaining, it ends being light vs. dark, but it is really appealing and I recommend it a lot.
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by tnwls523
May 3rd, 2018, 6:34am
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Maybe my expectations were too high. I went in thinking this would blow me away because all the reviews seemed to praise it. It started out okay, became cliched, ended okay. Honestly wasn't that remarkable. Then again, I don't expect much from shoujo. The one thing that actually stood out was that Noriko isn't your typical shoujo girl who cries throughout the whole series, having to be saved all the time. Yeah she cries plenty of times and Izark saves her lots of times, but she doesn't stay a weak-willed character. She learns to stand up on her own and finds her own strength which was refreshing. Still, the story was just kind of bland. Meh, 7.

... Last updated on May 3rd, 2018, 6:38am
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A gem lost in history  
by Kanemix3
February 23rd, 2016, 9:34pm
Rating: N/A
The only thing I'm not happy about this manga is that it's over and it's long enough. Please this now, this is one of the fantasy shoujo that many has attempted to create but fail too. I baffled that this manga is looked by fushigi's popularity.
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A Masterpiece  
by Hanjae
February 2nd, 2016, 5:28am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
You know that feeling when you've just experienced the most epic, memorable story and you're not sure whether you'll ever recover from it or read anything like it again? That's the effect of Kanata Kara/From Far Away. It needs no lengthy explanation or justification - it's simply a beautiful, sweeping masterpiece with a touching love story and heartwarming message at its center.

... Last updated on February 2nd, 2016, 5:30am
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by Meishou
November 28th, 2015, 1:21am
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
There's nothing I can complaint about this manga. Many types of travel to another world but I like it best. Noriko is an usual girl, loves cute things, scares of height etc. She is neither a goddess nor a genius. I'm happy to see her change herself little by little.
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by PZcolo
July 12th, 2015, 8:25pm
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
Liked the characters, the "have to learn the language" part, and the relation of the two main chars, unfortunately as the story moves forward it gets more cliched and the setting being quite common doesn't help. The main thing I didn't like thou is that there are too many "convenient miracles" to call it somehow, enemies having a change of heart, fortunate fantasy occurrences, allies suddenly appearing at the critical time, etc. you get the gist. Also, there are too many constant obstacles, I enjoy a little slice of life even if it's for just a couple of chars, but there is always something to fight or getting in the way and the times where they do have some leeway is just skipped from the story
So yeah I like it and it's a nice read but I don't find it as something special in the shoujo genre as distraughthallelujah says, thou I wouldn't go as far as to call it "unremarkable", just good. Also, unlike distraughthallelujah I wouldn't call Noriko a wimp or weak at all, I'd like to see any of us in similar circumstances. She does what she can with what little power she has and doesn't give up in adversity, that's way harder than fighting when powerful and it takes more courage too.
On v10 so far

... Last updated on July 12th, 2015, 9:13pm
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