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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View (2007)
"Gekijô ban Kara no kyôkai: Dai isshô - Fukan fûkei" (original title)

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September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Maaya Sakamoto ...
Shiki Ryogi (voice)
Kenichi Suzumura ...
Mikiya Kokutou (voice)
Takako Honda ...
Touko Aozaki (voice)
Ayumi Fujimura ...
Azaka Kokutou (voice)
Rie Tanaka ...
Kirie Fujio (voice)
Eri Nakao ...
Reporter (voice)
Shuuzou Nakamura ...
Announcer (voice)
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September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In this case, no apparent relationship. Shiki discovers that there is one thing in common and there is a strange force in the shadows behind this bizarre deaths. Will she discover the culprit before someone else's life is in danger? Written by Nolberto Roa

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Trivia

Although the Kara no Kyokai serial novels was one of the first successful novels made by the Producer Type-Moon, this was the last to be made for TV or film. See more »

Goofs

In the part where Shiki and Touko talk for the first time about the spate of suicides, Mikiya is sitting on the couch in front of the television, he appears and disappears between shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Shiki Ryogi: It's open
[Shiki opens the door]
Mikiya Kokutou: Good Evening. you look so sleepy as usual, Shiki.
[Showing her a grocery bag]
Mikiya Kokutou: Here, put this in your fridge
[Shiki lets him pass]
Mikiya Kokutou: You should keep the door locked. Gosh, you're very careless I've already told you before, rigth?.
Shiki Ryogi: You can enter without permission, I've already told you before, rigth?.
Mikiya Kokutou: I can't do that.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Scene after credits, scenes from the sequel. See more »

Connections

References Evil Dead II (1987) See more »

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oblivious
Music, Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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Technical masterpiece!
1 January 2010 | by (Tokyo / Toronto) – See all my reviews

Note: This will be a review for all 7 "Kara no Kyoukai" movies. Each film is about a different incident, but there are a lot of flashback scenes that explain past events in latter films. All the movies should be watched in sequence like an anime series rather than individual films.

"Kara no Kyoukai" literally means "Boundary of Emptiness", is a dark fantasy anime about a girl with super powers fighting her urge to commit murder.

Animation quality is absolutely insane, even in theatrical anime standards. Every scene is filled details and wonderful coloring. In fact, animation in these films rival Byousoku 5 Centimeters (2007), which I consider to be the most photorealistic film that retains the anime feel to the drawings.

Sound is almost equally stunning, each scene with perfectly matching BGM, and especially dramatic orchestrated music for fighting scenes.

Each film is directed by a different director, and all 'episodes' have different feel to them, but they're relatively consistent and well-done. I especially liked the 5th film: "Mujun Rasen (Paradox Spiral)".

You will most likely be very confused by the time you finish watching the first 3 movies, but pieces start to connect, and you'll be drawn in to the story. However, I feel the characters could've been developed a lot better (since total run-time of 7 movies are close to a two-season-long/26ep anime series). Also, there's just too much skipped between each incidents, sub-main characters like Touko and Mikiya's sister had smaller roles than I would've liked.

Still, audio/visuals are simply perfect. That alone makes "Kara no Kyoukai" a worthwhile anime to watch, and it's definitely one of the most well-produced and complex anime 'series' ever.


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