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Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen)

Alternative Titles

English: the Garden of sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A
Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 2, Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第二章『殺人考察(前)』


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 29, 2007
Producers: Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Duration: 1 hr. 1 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.071 (scored by 62,786 users)
Ranked: #4422
Popularity: #420
Members: 96,795
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March 1995: Mikiya Kokutou meets a girl who has a mysterious gaze and falls in love with her. That April, he's reunited with her at his high school entrance ceremony. The girl's name is Shiki Ryougi. Meanwhile, the city has been rattled by a series of bizarre murders. There are no known links between victims, and the motive is unclear. An astonishing secret awaits Mikiya, but he doesn't find out until three years later...

(Source: Aniplex USA)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryougi, Shiki
Ryougi, Shiki
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Aozaki, Touko
Aozaki, Touko
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako
Shirazumi, Lio
Shirazumi, Lio
Hoshi, Soichiro
Hoshi, Soichiro


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Kondou, Hikaru
Kondou, Hikaru
Nonaka, Takuya
Nonaka, Takuya
Director, Key Animation
Hiramatsu, Masaki
Hiramatsu, Masaki

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Ending Theme

"Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku" by Kalafina

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Feb 2, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 2

The problem with movies is that all too often they're lacking in one or two fundamental areas, and unfortunately these are normally the plot or the characters. The first installment of this series suffered from the latter, and while it was still enjoyable even with that flaw, there was always the nagging feeling that something wasn't quite right.

Thankfully this episode begins to address that issue.

The second installment in the Kara no Kyoukai ~The Garden of Sinners~ franchise, Satsujin Kosatsu (Murder Speculation), is actually part one of a two part story arc (viewers will have to wait for the seventh movie read more
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Feb 4, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai 2 exceeds the first movie in almost every aspect. There is depth to Shiki that was absent before, new settings are introduced to a much more comprehensible degree, the supporting cast are more prominent and the writers - instead of being cryptic - present a largely compelling and well developed story, solidifying the series' true roots.

The first installment threw audiences into a mystery unfortunately dulled by the lack of depth to the characters, but the second installment lays down the groundwork, exploring the origins of Shiki and Mikiya. The story is well executed and - unlike in the first film - has read more
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Aug 18, 2015
This is part 2 of the KnK series
This is a sequel to the 1st KnK......kind of....Well, not exactly. You see, KnK is not being shown in chronological order and as such should not be watched in chronological order. I almost made a grave mistake of doing so.

[Story]: (8/10)
The story of KnK 2 takes place 3 years before the events of KnK 1.
Mikiya, while walking home from school, meets a mysterious girl who he thinks is cute and starts falling in love with her. A month later, he met her again during the high school entrance ceremony. The mysterious girl that he met is read more
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Oct 23, 2015
This was SO frustrating to watch. This was supposed to be a character study, but they got the psychology of the characters SO incredibly WRONG.

The male lead is irritatingly saccharine, bland, and delusional. My suspension of disbelief was finally broken the moment he was faced with two options, and he chose the one that if you took a thousand people outside of a mental institution or badly written anime, you would not find one that would have made the same decision.

The murders and the people murdered are glossed over. The murderer has psychological issues - any understanding of actual psychology better left at read more
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