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空の境界 上 (Kara no Kyoukai [空の境界] #1)

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Paperback, 170 pages
Published 2007 by Kodansha (first published 1998)
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Dec 26, 2014 Agv rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: done
Well I did give the anime a try some months ago and ended dropping it really disappointed. I was expecting way more of the author of Tsukihime vn
Now I have tried the books and man there is a lot of difference, because I really like how it is written and its atmosphere. Btw also enjoyed the occasional jokes (I actually laughed quite loud a couple of times reading it)

For the newbies this is about several incidents in Tokyo, which deepen in details of Nasuverse: a solid world with magic, magic mons
Kara no Kyōkai is a worthy, highly enjoyable light novel (light novels=Japanese term for young adult novels, or ACG-based novels) I strongly recommend you to read it.

I learnt that this series started off as a highly popular online fanfic---I am not surprised, because I realized many settings are taken out from Tsukihime, a visual novel game by Type-Moon (a creative group of artists and authors). But unlike Tsukihime (translation: Moon Princess), so far I haven't seen any vampire, not yet anyway.
Kim Dy
Fantastic narration, deep and well thought point of views of each characters and a very good explanation of the paradox of flying and floating. Kara no Kyoukai Vol. 1 is an amazingly written novel by Kinoko Nasu who wrote Fata Stay Night and Tsukihime. The light novel's psychological depth is one of its best areas that made readers adore the series. Kara no Kyoukai will surely tease you with its well thought psychological elements that blends well with mystery and the supernatural.

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An excellent supernatural light novel. The translation that I found was very well done.
Great use of the manipulation of chronology/time, perception and point of view
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“We don't choose the path we take because of the sins we carry. But we carry our sins on the path we choose.” 17 likes
“There are two ways to escape: escape without a purpose and escape with a purpose. I call the former 'floating', and the latter 'flight'.” 13 likes
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