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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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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.
Cris N.
I read the English fan translation of the series "Kara no Kyoukai" ("Empty Boundaries") published online by Cokesakto. The story revolves around an unusual girl named Shiki Ryogi and her boyfriend Mikiya Kokuto. There are three volumes in this series, and the overall story is composed of 7 short stories. There are some things readers should know before reading "Empty Boundaries". First, in these stories, there is a switch in perspective between characters every now and then. Usually it is from e ...more
Dec 26, 2014 Agv rated it really liked it
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
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Feb 07, 2015 Kim Dy rated it it was amazing
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.

Highly fantas
Thiago Braun
Jan 27, 2016 Thiago Braun rated it liked it
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A narração do Nasu é tão simplista que me doí. Mesmo o universo dele sendo tão interessante, você acaba percebendo que ele sempre caí em um lugar-comum que é: O protagonista tem alguma maldição que o impede de viver uma vida normal.

Mesmo fora do Nasuverse, isso acontece. E é muito ruim esteticamente.
Jul 28, 2012 Shadow rated it really liked it
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
Awesome anime.

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