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From Far Away, Vol. 03 (彼方から / From Far Away #3)

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With each passing day, Noriko discovers more and more about the strange and chimerical world she now calls home. And the more she learns... the more frightened she gets!

Everyone around her is talking about an ancient prophecy and the awakening that will usher in a new epoch. To some, this foretold era is fraught with uncertainty and danger. To these people, the power of th
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 8th 2005 by VIZ Media (first published May 25th 1995)
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Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I almost took away a star simply because Noriko and Izark are separated in this volume. That said, I put that star back because of the awesomeness that is Gaya Il Bizka.

Although a chunk of this volume is taken up by a one shot called "See You Tomorrow" which is set in modern Tokyo about a high school girl which almost made me take away the star that Gaya Il Bizka had earned back but Gaya is, as I noted, just that awesome.

And the one shot can be read as an optional because it is just that generic
3.5 "I can't erase...Noriko's face from my mind."

Much shorter because a one shot by the same mangaka was put into this volume.

Izark reckons that he must drop off Noriko at a place that he trusts before continuing on with his life. Contrary to what he said earlier, it seems that he now trusts that Noriko won't let it slip that she might be the Awakening, and entrusts her to a friend of his. What follows is a very tear-jerky scene where Noriko thanks Izark for everything but he can't bare to look
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It's obvious in the beginning that this is going to be a romance, but it is nice to see that the person affected first is Izark. When he leaves her with an old friend he can't comprehend his own heart-ache. Izark is such a tormented soul in this series, which I love!

This volume reminds me a bit of Fushigi Yugi where Tamahome is imprisoned and is able to communicate with Miaka via telepathy. Here too, Izark and Noriko discover their ability to communicate with each other over long distances.

Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“Can you see it. This is the world of light. Everything has become one in light. I entered the world of light and I found you.
Do you understand? We are the world of light. This is what we have been searching for. I feel a gentle energy that embraces everything. And this energy can be felt anywhere anytime as long as you open yourself to it”

Kanata Kara by Kyoko Hikawa has been my most favorite Shoujo Manga since early 90s till today and I know it will stay as my most favorite for years to come.

Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gns-owned-read
Welcome to Volume 3 of From Far Away, or as this volume proves, no action does not mean inaction! When last we left our duo the two had left Calco and headed...somewhere farther away. Noriko's language difficulties were becoming less of a problem and things seemed to be going well. You know except for Keimos hanging out there somewhere, Lord Rachef hanging out with Keimos out there somewhere, Noriko's possible status as the destroyer of worlds, Izark's unhappiness over her status as a possible d ...more
This review will cover volume 3 & 4.

After the okay volume two, I can say this series definitely got better with these two volumes. But that doesn't mean there still aren't problems. But first let's take a look at the characters.

Noriko and Izark are still likeable. Noriko has grown a little bit as a character and I'm really glad to see that. She's what I would call a damsel in distress done right. She doesn't have to be a fighter to be a good character and she gets more interesting considerin
Nov 06, 2010 rated it really liked it
Picking up the third volume in the From Far Away series I thought I had a pretty good handle on where things were headed. We had a teenage couple set up against some pretty corrupt and evil governmental figures and some sort of magical prophecy bound them together. So I was stunned that within the first five pages Izark left Noriko! Their separation allows them to grow individually as they each go on their own adventures and yet something magical still ties them together. Not to mention that eve ...more
Izark leaves Noriko with "Auntie" in an effort to make life easier for both of them. Despite her best attempts to stay positive, when Auntie's home is attacked, Noriko goes looking for Izark but can't find him. She ends up meeting Agol and his seer daughter Geena. As a middle school student, I didn't like this series all that much: Noriko was too whiny and useless. However, when I reread this as an adult, I appreciated Noriko's shortcomings; now that she's been in the new world for three months, ...more
Soobie's heartbroken
That was weird. It wasn't totally dedicated to the story of Noriko and Izark but there was also a bonus story which was... dull!

I still don't like the art by Hikawa-sensei but the plot... that's a different matter: it's very interesting. Noriko is your tipical Japanese girl but she has that something that makes her special. She's ready to defend Izark and fight for him. And it's nice, for a change, that the guy is the first to feel special feelings for the girl, who probably doesn't feel the sa
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Nice edition, but am hoping the story picks up soon.
Desi Ariyanis
Aug 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Geena is cute
Mar 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
love love love
Shannon (Twilight Sleep)
May 06, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
A lovely "back in time" manga - much better done than most.
Mar 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
one word
Victoria Newman
Jul 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Is a great book to read
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Blood type : A

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