Manga: There, Beyond the Beyond
She's pretty cute, for a flower
"Everything's going to be just fine... There, Beyond The Beyond
(Japanese: Sono Mukou no Mukougawa
) is a six-volume shonen
manga by Yoshitomo Watanabe. The first four volumes were translated into English by Tokyopop
as Beyond the Beyond
, but the series was then dropped due to lack of sales
in Singapore translated the first five volumes into English using the translated Japanese title, but they ran into licensing problems and were unable to release the last book.
The story starts when twelve-year-old Futaba Kudo is transported to another world
by Kiara the Amaranthine, a "flower from the Beyond"
that wields supreme magic power, when she mistakes him
for her master. Because she cannot perform magic without him, Futaba promises that he will help her to find her true master, and in return she will use his power to send him home.
During their travels, the two gain the companionship of Lord/Lady Belbel (depending on the translation
) and the "Mad Prince"
Virid Viridian. Belbel is a powerful magician in the form of a bejewelled bunny-creature
, who acts as Futaba and Kiara's Mr. Exposition
and guide. Prince Virid rebels against his fate
after befriending Futaba, and is avoiding his identically-named, sane twin brother who he is destined to Duel to the Death
to become king. Both act to protect Futaba and Kiara from those bent on capturing or killing the Amaranthine for her power.
Not to be confused with the Playstation RPG Beyond the Beyond
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