August 1995: Mikiya first meets Shiki in a white kimono during a snowing day. Later on, at the high school freshmen ceremony, Mikiya sees Shiki in the crowd and chases after her, ...
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July 1998: Mikiya finds a confused Fujino Asagami crouched in an alley and noticing she is suffering from pain in her abdomen. Mikiya accompanies her to his apartment where she falls asleep... See full summary »
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 »
June 1998: Shiki has had a near death experience. Awakening from a coma, she has lost something very important to her, leaving a great void in her soul. A void that some beings from the ... See full summary »
November 1998: A young man swears he committed a heinous crime, he looks in the news, but nobody talks about what happened, even when the police find the alleged victims ... alive and ... See full summary »
February 1999: A new spate of ferocious murders has caught the eye of both Shiki and Daisuke, Mikiya's cousin who investigated the murders occurred in 1995. Shiki wanders the back alleys of... See full summary »
January 1999: Meet Azaka Kokuto. She plans to win Mikiya over as her lover despite the presence of a dangerous woman named Shiki Ryogi. There is only one problem - Azaka is his sister. And ... See full summary »
Mirai Fukuin is an adaptation of a side story from the Kara no Kyoukai novel series. It is divided into two parts. Möbius ring Shizune Seo and Mitsuru Kamekura are psychics who can see the ... See full summary »
Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that ... See full summary »
In the spring of his second year of high school, Koyomi Araragi met the beautiful vampire Kiss-shot Acerola-orion Heart-under-blade. Koyomi saved Kiss-shot, who was on the verge of death ... See full summary »
On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ... See full summary »
August 1995: Mikiya first meets Shiki in a white kimono during a snowing day. Later on, at the high school freshmen ceremony, Mikiya sees Shiki in the crowd and chases after her, introducing himself to her. But Shiki hides a big secret: A wave of bizarre murders occur around many loose ends, and no suspects. there are still many questions: Who to believe? Who is the murderer? What is the secret of Shiki? and especially: Who is SHIKI?Written by
Timeline: April 1995 - March 1996- June 1998. See more »
Mikiya stands guard outside the house of Shiki several nights. He appears to bear drizzle, snow, wind, as if he had been watching her during all year long, but in history, he only makes surveillance for a month. See more »
[Mikiya looks at his watch, then yawns of boredom]
What's Up, Kokutou! Did you wait too long?
[Mikiya sees Shiki getting in to the mall using an orange kimono instead of her usual blue kimono, with a red leather jacket on top]
I'm sorry, I took time to get rid of Akitaka.
[Mikiya does not respond]
What? Are you upset because I was only an hour late? You're very impatient, Dude!
Um... You are Shiki, right?
Do I look like something else? Anyway, we're wasting time here.
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Scene after credits, then scenes from sequel. See more »
The Garden of Sinners: Ch. 2 - ...And Nothing Heart (Murder Speculation Part One)
This, the second instalment in the 'The Garden on Sinners' series is set three years prior to the events of the first story. It shows how Mikiya Kokutou meets, and later befriends, Shiki when they are at school. She is a mysterious girl; it is almost as if she belongs in another time as she wears a kimono and lives in a traditional house. There is also something sinister about her as illustrated in a rather disturbing early scene where she comes across the aftermath of traffic accident. That isn't the only violence; an unknown attacker has been killing people in the city. Mikiya learns details about the case from his cousin, who is a detective on the case, and starts to worry that Shiki could be involved somehow.
I really enjoyed the opening film but thought this managed to be even better. We learn much more about the characters of Mikiya and Shiki as the story moves on in ways I didn't expect. These details serve to raise many questions about Shiki that should keep one wondering about her character for some time. Once again the animation is stunning; especially during the scenes in a bamboo forest. It is quite violent at times and the descriptions of what the killer does means that it will disturb some viewers. Overall a great second instalment which fans of the series should really enjoy.
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