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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)

Completely Scanlated?

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Kanata Kara by ForteAtrox
Kanata Kara by Kamelot


User Rating
Average: 8.8 / 10.0 (1239 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 #168 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #152 decreased(-15)
3 Month Pos #114 decreased(-10)
6 Month Pos #108 decreased(-7)
Year Pos #96 decreased(-10)

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On 773 reading lists
On 1176 wish lists
On 2936 completed lists
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by Disremembrance
December 7th, 2008, 12:44am
I dunno, maybe it was just me, but I started getting bored at times, and then at others I loved it. It's overall a good read, but at sometimes it seemed too far fetched somehow to me.
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good but not top notch   
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by kiwifood
November 8th, 2008, 2:53pm
9.5 out of 10 reminds me of anatolia story only way less erotic also you can be proud of main char. but nothing absolutly amazing. Some drama and good pics tho. If you want something top notch check out Saver, Immortal rain, red river, basara, model, queens knight or Kodocha
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Kanata Kara   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by luzzz
October 8th, 2008, 11:00pm
I absolutely loved the first 1/2 of the story with its engaging characters and the wonderful development between Izark and Noriko. And then the story fell apart in the last few volumes. What was once a strength for the series quickly became a liability. All the cuteness and goodness of the protagonists became quite annoying, and it didn't help when everybody started talking about "finding your LIGHT and defeat the DARKNESS", oh please! I also found that Rachief was not developed enough. His later actions in the series were very interesting, but he was not given enough focus to allow his character to reach its potential. Overall, this was a fun and sugary manga, and one which I think was somewhat of a pioneer in the shoujo genre when it was first published; but in light of what society is like in the 21st Century, I think a lot of readers are after stories that incorporate more character and plot depth.
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by Serafimangel
August 21st, 2008, 5:20pm
I cannot fault this manga; the characters develop, the plot is pretty flawless, the main female isn't really whiney and annoying but funny and likeable and the setting is well designed and portrayed. There is an array of side characters but the story never deviates from the main two characters and thus the plot is never interrupted or stalled (which sometimes happens in shoujo mangas). Possibly my favourite ever manga, which I could read repeatedly. Other works from this mangaka are just as good, all are completely different but her art is consistently solid and her storylines enthralling.
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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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