Ranked #731

Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei

Alternative Titles

English: the Garden of sinners Chapter 1: Overlooking View
Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 1, Borderline of Emptiness: Overlooking View
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第一章『俯瞰風景』

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2007
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.861 (scored by 74,922 users)
Ranked: #7312
Popularity: #234
Members: 145,491
Favorites: 920
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Synopsis

In September 1998, a string of seemingly random suicides leaves Japan baffled and devastated. But a detective agency specializing in paranormal occurrences notices that there are a few glaring, disturbing similarities tying the deceptively unrelated cases together: All the victims are schoolgirls, and all of them have jumped to their deaths from atop the ancient Fujou Building, a skyscraper that is scheduled to be bulldozed soon.

To investigate the cause of these disturbing events, the head of the agency, magus Touko Aozaki, dispatches Mikiya Kokutou and Shiki Ryougi. The kind and surprisingly normal Mikiya serves as a stark contrast to the cold and mysterious Shiki, who possesses the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception": an abnormal ability which allows her to see, and bring, an end to all things.

Dark and philosophical in tone, Fukan Fuukei is the first installment in the seven-part movie series Kara no Kyoukai, adapted from the light novels by Kinoko Nasu.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryougi, Shiki
Ryougi, Shiki
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Aozaki, Touko
Aozaki, Touko
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Kokutou, Mikiya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Fujou, Kirie
Fujou, Kirie
Main
Tanaka, Rie
Japanese
Tanaka, Rie

Staff

Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Kondou, Hikaru
Kondou, Hikaru
Producer
Aoki, Ei
Aoki, Ei
Director
Hiramatsu, Masaki
Hiramatsu, Masaki
Script

Opening Theme

None

Ending Theme

"oblivious" by Kalafina



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Archaeon
Feb 2, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 1

Kara no Kyoukai (lit. The Boundary of Emptiness), is a series that has taken a long time to become well known. The story was originally created in 1998 by Nasu Kinoko and Takeuchi Takashi (who later went on to form TYPE-MOON), with the first five chapters being released on their doujin website, whilst the final two chapters were released in August 1999 at Comiket 56. The series was picked up by Kodansha for commercial publication in 2004, and this year (2009), will see the series released on the international market courtesy of Del Rey Manga.

Now fans of Shingetsutan Tsukihime read more
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Touka
Dec 17, 2008
Kara No Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei is the first of seven movies based on a series of light novels written by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi. Despite the first in a septenary - for better or worse - the movie takes a rather disjointed, obscure approach.

You may expect the first in a septenary to chronicle the inception of the cast, or to establish the universe and conflict in the series. Instead, audiences are thrown into the middle of a story which seems like it was written for people with previous knowledge of the Kara no Kyoukai franchise. There's little in the way of read more
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LeikoHaran
Feb 17, 2014
Before i start the review, i would like to give a short disclaimer/warning to this anime, if you do not want to read it, that is fine, please skip to my actual review. Okay, so Kara no Kyoukai is a series of 7 films and 1 OVA epilogue to them, please do not assume that each movie has its own beginning and end like normal movies do, i would rather consider this as extended episodes rather than movies as much like Harry Potter, each one ends on a cliffhanger to tell the one same story and while yes each movie does have its own plot, read more
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aindah
May 2, 2010
The only thing I enjoyed in this movie was the art. And even in that department it has flaws (the characters are way too traditionally drawn). The story is, actually, non-existent, and we get to see only a glimpse of character development. There's a wide range of quasi-philosophical mumbo-jumbo which seems absolutely random and pointless.
This movie did nothing for me. I've seen more happening in first five minutes of a series that has 110 episodes, than I've seen in 50 minutes of Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei.
The sound has it's good moments. But there's so much silence, trying to unsuccsessfully create an read more
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