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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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Latest Release(s)
v.7-14 (end) by Cat Chan Scans over 10 years ago
v.5-6 by Cat Chan Scans over 10 years ago
v.4 c.1 by Mint Scans over 10 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
14 Volumes (Complete)

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Kanata Kara by ForteAtrox
Kanata Kara by Kamelot


User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1243 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 20th 2017, 10:42am 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 #190 increased(+5)
Monthly Pos #180 decreased(-11)
3 Month Pos #127 decreased(-23)
6 Month Pos #105 increased(+4)
Year Pos #98 decreased(-12)

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On 778 reading lists
On 1178 wish lists
On 2945 completed lists
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Seriously! must read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mileen
June 2nd, 2009, 7:25am
I wasn't into adventure and this type of artwork actually. But.. meh. Just give it a try. At first, I was soooo hate it. The artwork look's old and the girl not so tsundere. I kept on downloading it and become so addicted. So unexpected. The Izark so bishie and their adventures keeps me running along.

On top of that, the storyline.. plot, even the mood was created beautifully and the artwork seems gorgeous in no second in my eyes. The story was getting stronger and stronger and I know the purpose and the reason why Izark met Noriko.

The story is different from any other "Shoujo" and girly-girly romance like I love you and let's go to Love Hotel. This two couple more honest and pure in their love.

Eventually, this is highly recommend by me. If you're not into adventure, maybe you will hook up soon.
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Rating: N/A
by EtceteraSpeed
May 16th, 2009, 9:48am
It was an okay read. It didn't keep me captivated like I hoped it would. Anatolia Story was better... This story was a little far-fetched, though I give it extra points for being original. Good enough to read, but not the best.
I think I'm being a little nice on my rating...
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this is what you call an epic adventure!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by otakuness
April 21st, 2009, 4:11am
i love it!! all their adventures... the drama...the action...the fantasy...the suspense...i really love the story!!!

first of all i really like the heroine!! Noriko is such a good heoine to play this part...i mean she isnt really a badass- kickass girl but she isnt whiny either...isnt it cute how she tries to help them in her own little way!! thats just so sweet...theres no doubt why Izark fell for her...

as for Izark...i rrrrrrrreallyyyyy love this guy!!! i mean he was so cooool!!! everybody's hero!!! the character development in him is the best!!!

oh yeah...about the antagonists...when i think about Racheff...i felt kindda sorry for him...all he need was love afterall...

the only flaw that i can think of is that they didnt go all lovey-dovey...i mean they kissed for three times and the 3rd one is only a smack...but even so i think that Izark is really sweet for not making Noriko do things <ya know what i mean> because things all cause problems as ive seen in cliched mangas...besides that said...i really love this couple...

another thing about this manga that i liked is that the characters isnt all major bishoujos and bishounens...there is getting sick when everybody is so pretty that they all look kindda the same...

in short this is a really great piece of work!!! you people just gotta read this!!!

... Last updated on April 21st, 2009, 4:17am
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Me likey   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Beauceron
March 20th, 2009, 3:19pm
I'm reading Kanata Kara for the second time around and still like it very much. How strange, I usually dislike the weak woman - strong man setting but in this manga it doesn't bother me one teensy bit. Rather, it feels natural somehow. And the female protagonist isn't actually that weak, not mentally anyway. nor is she a crybaby. So, yeah, likeable characters, likeable setting, interesting plot, doesn't make me want to grind my teeth together and slap some sense into the girl... in other words, ten out of ten ^^.

I also like Hikawa Kyoko's art very much. It's a bit old fashioned, hasn't changed much in the basic level throughout the years, but I like it. Her characters mirror feelings easily without being melodramatic, and their movement is natural and easy. Lovely.
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Same Fushigi yuugi   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by niklesz
February 18th, 2009, 8:41am
Don't look me stupid, but it tasted Fushigi Yuugi. True, i am searching a manga, that same Fushigi yuugi and finally i found, but i really think, that very very very same... But it don't wrong. I like very much smile

... Last updated on March 7th, 2009, 11:23am
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in just one day...!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by silverdezz
January 25th, 2009, 8:48pm
I dont' find the girl annoying and stupid...
Yes i must admit she is sometimes found whether useless but who could blame her? i pity her being in a place with no one to reply on expt on the guy...
Like her, i will cling on to like a kitten...
i like how they can hear each other in convinent is that? there's no need for cellphone...
It's quite sweet...i iwsh there's more kissing scene
they should really end up with a marriage.........i know they are together forever.......but won't a wedding be great!

Recommand to all who love fantasy/romance........ppl who love hero rescuing the damsel in the tower..........
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A great manga and my favorite...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by truedisposition
January 9th, 2009, 12:59am
For a story with an ordinary idea (i.e., girl transported to another world), it has a lot of unique charm which outshines other mangas of this type and in some cases most shoujo's. The author created a wonderful story of two lonely individuals who only had each other, their strength and love, to fight against evil. Noriko, the female protagonist, is adorable without being stupid and Izark, the male protagonist, is handsome and strong yet shy, vulnerable, and apprehensive that make him very much human (aside from his supernatural powers). Moreover, artistry is nice; the author thoughtfully focused on "painting" the emotions of the characters, particularly the two protagonists, which made you understand their emotional struggles and feelings instead of focusing on unnecessary detail.

Overall, it's a great manga that you would want to read more than once, and the second time you discover more subtle details either about the story or the art (i.e., Noriko's hair is longer in later volumes to symbolize the passing of time) that make this manga even more special and appreciate the author's work and efforts.

... Last updated on January 9th, 2009, 7:50pm
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better than red   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by turnip head
December 29th, 2008, 7:08pm
i loved this. i was looking for a similar story to Red River and found this one. i'd anticipated really enjoying Red River and expected so much from it, only to be disappointment with the heroine's stupidity. i stopped reading after seven chapters. she was plain foolish. and a foolish main character grates on my nerves. the girl from this story, however, had tenacity and determination. if she wasn't exceptionally bright, she wasn't an idiot, leading the hero into danger recklessly either. the plot was wonderful, the hero was a bit cliche, but loveable. i stayed up late and got up early to read all of it. a very satisfying read where the characters grow, and plot is more than an afterthought.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hyd_ed
December 17th, 2008, 7:39pm
Yep beauty and the beast. Except he's more than just a beast. He's got the looks, the style and the attitude. She is the light to his darkness. The most adorable and lovable manga ever.

A must read. Seriously. If you don't like it then you can run back and punch me in the face.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Belladreams
December 11th, 2008, 2:22pm
Wonderful little cutie and the beast story. Very fun and enjoyable i will admit half way i got bored abit and scimmed some of it till i get interested again ,but i really thought the world of light was a bit stupid idk she could have done better than that. well i think you shouldnt pass this up if you like stories like bassara and red river. Good Luck
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