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Kyoukai No Kanata: 3 Reasons Why Hiroomi Is Absolutely Cool

Saturday, February 11, 2017
Also known as, "Initial thoughts about Hiroomi Nase from Beyond the Boundary."

Or, as I initially knew him, "scarf guy" or "that guy in Kyoukai no Kanata / Beyond the Boundary anime series that wears a scarf."

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Hiroomi Nase is more interesting and likable than
Mirai Kuriyama, the main character in the Kyoukai no Kanata anime series

Just caught a few episodes of this show, so don’t really know much about it yet. That’s also why there’s no spoiler warning for this here post. There’s really nothing to spoil. LOL.

Anyway, my initial thoughts about Hiroomi Nase is that I like him so far. He’s actually pretty good-looking and he seems pretty awesome too.

Let's take a closer look at what makes him absolutely cool (especially when compared to other characters like Mirai Kuriyama):

1. Hiroomi has a unique weapon

The scarf he’s wearing makes him stand out since it adds a splash of color to his character. I also like how he uses his scarf as a weapon. I think that’s cool.

It actually reminded me of the Hunter x Hunter anime and manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi because many of the characters in said show have varying unique and unusual weapons / abilities. We have characters who use pipes, cell phones and even hair as weapons.

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Hiroomi Nase's scarf is also his weapon. Really cool and unique, right?

I like that because, not only is it interesting, it also makes it different from shows / series that use the usual weapons like swords, guns, etc (not that those aren’t or can’t be interesting either because they can be).

And, sure, Kyoukai no Kanata's main character, Mirai Kuriyama, has a pretty cool weapon too (being able to turn her own blood into a sword), but her ability comes with a lot of angst.

From what I've seen so far, it's like she's such a special snowflake that she's the only one who has such power and she's treating her ability like some curse or something like that and that comes across as quite annoying.

At least, with Nase, it doesn't seem like he has any angst about his ability. It is just what it is and that's perfectly fine.

2. Hiroomi is a good friend

I like the friendship between Hiroomi Nase and Akihito Kanbara (that blond guy / the guy with the blond hair who appears to be the main male character of Beyond the Boundary).

From what I’ve seen so far, the 2 seem to be very good friends. It's interesting to see their close camaraderie. It looks like they really care about each other.

3. Hiroomi cares about his little sister

Apparently, one of the girls that hangs around scarf guy and blond guy is Hiroomi’s little sister. Her name is Mitsuki Nase. Can’t say much about her yet though.

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From left to right: Mirai Kuriyama, Akihito Kanbara, Mitsuki Nase, and Hiroomi Nase

Looks like she’s pretty close to her brother though. I saw that part where Hiroomi was helping her out (that part where he used his scarf; that was cool). I like how protective he is of his sister.

It reminded me of Touya Kinomoto from the Card Captor Sakura / Cardcaptor Sakura anime and manga series by CLAMP because the guy was always looking out for his little sister, Sakura Kinomoto.

So, what about you? What do you think about scarf guy?

Side note: yeah, haven’t finished watching this anime yet, but I’ve no problems with spoilers. So, feel free to reveal relevant and not-so-relevant plot points or whatever.

But, as a courtesy to those who may not want spoilers, kindly tell people if your comment, note, message, etc includes spoilers. Thanks :-)

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