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 ...
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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
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Shiki's left hand is amputated by herself. Much blood gushing enough to cover her clothes and face. In the next shot, her clothes and face are clean. See more »
[Shiki opens the door]
Good Evening. you look so sleepy as usual, Shiki.
[Showing her a grocery bag]
Here, put this in your fridge
[Shiki lets him pass]
You should keep the door locked. Gosh, you're very careless I've already told you before, rigth?.
You can enter without permission, I've already told you before, rigth?.
I can't do that.
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Scene after credits, scenes from the sequel. See more »
This; the opening instalment in the 'The Garden of Sinners' series of films, is set in September 1998 and news reports speak of a series of suicides. Four schoolgirls have jumped from the roof of Fujou Building; there is no obvious connection between them and none have left a note. The mystery is investigated by a paranormal detective agency; in particular by Shiki Ryogi, who is convinced that there will be a total of eight deaths. Investigation of the building reveals a dangerous presence that Shiki will have to confront.
I have yet to watch the later films in this series but on the strength of this I'm looking forward to watching them. The story is intriguing with interesting characters; most notably Shiki. It serves to introduce her in an impressive way but I wouldn't be surprised if there is quite a bit more to learn about her in later films. The animation is fantastic; beautiful, bleak and occasionally brutal. While much of the film is taken up with characters talking there are moments of intense action as well as the sight of the bloody aftermath of the suicides that might disturb some viewers. The resolution is solid, if somewhat downbeat.
These comments are based on watching the film in Japanese with English subtitles.
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