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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners, A Study in Murder: Part 1 (2007)

Gekijô ban Kara no kyôkai: Dai ni shô - Satsujin kôsatsu (zen) (original title)
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, ... See full summary »

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Kinoko Nasu (novel)
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Cast overview:
Maaya Sakamoto ... Shiki Ryogi (voice)
Ken'ichi Suzumura ... Mikiya Kokutou (voice)
Takako Honda Takako Honda ... Touko Aozaki (voice)
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ... Daisuke Akimi (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Souren Araya (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ... Lio Shirazumi (voice)
Shoji Nakata Shoji Nakata ... Gakuto (voice)
Kaori Akashi Kaori Akashi ... Kokutou's mother (voice)
Ryou Sugisaki Ryou Sugisaki ... Shiki's father (voice)
Makoto Yasumura Makoto Yasumura ... Akitaka Suzurigi (voice)
Takayuki Masuda Takayuki Masuda ... Detective (voice)
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Storyline

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 Nolberto Roa

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 December 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El Jardín de los Pecadores: La Investigación de un Homicidio - Primera parte See more »

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Notes, Ufotable See more »
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Timeline: April 1995 - March 1996- June 1998. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Mikiya looks at his watch, then yawns of boredom]
Shiki Ryogi: 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]
Shiki Ryogi: I'm sorry, I took time to get rid of Akitaka.
[Mikiya does not respond]
Shiki Ryogi: What? Are you upset because I was only an hour late? You're very impatient, Dude!
Mikiya Kokutou: [Shocked] Um... You are Shiki, right?
Shiki Ryogi: Well, yeah.
[Pushy]
Shiki Ryogi: 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 »


Soundtracks

Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku
Music, Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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The Garden of Sinners: Ch. 2 - ...And Nothing Heart (Murder Speculation Part One)
26 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

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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