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Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 1)

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 1)

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Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 2, Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation
Japanese: 空の境界 殺人考察(前)


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 29, 2007
Duration: 1 hr. 1 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #3962
Popularity: #365
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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)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners
Prequel: Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
Sequel: Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
Summary: Kara no Kyoukai Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven
Other: Kara no Kyoukai: Cinema Intros

Characters & Voice Actors

Kokutou, Mikiya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Nath, Tobias
Nath, Tobias
Ryougi, Shiki
Ryougi, Shiki
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Bizot, Hélène
Bizot, Hélène
Takahashi, Kenji
Takahashi, Kenji
Chatelet, Julien
Chatelet, Julien
Akimi, Daisuke
Akimi, Daisuke
Touchi, Hiroki
Touchi, Hiroki


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

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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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Oct 22, 2014
Kara no kyoukai 2:satsujin kousatsu(part1) in the chronology of kara no kyoukai this should be the 1st episode of the animation this's when the viewer will see how the main character meet each other and so the supporting character along with the series,its all started here,in this episode it only focus mainly the 2 main character and some sub-char,the viewer will see the relationship between the 2 mains char while still high school and how the progress their relationship along with,the character are well explained their past.
The art and char design is just as fluent and fit for the animation except just lack of action read more
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Jan 31, 2015
"When I was a child I was afraid of ghosts. The shadows of the bamboo grove would look like monsters and I would get scared.
But now I'm scared of 'Humans'. The feeling that someone might be hiding in the bamboo grove scares me.
At what point did we finally find out that those unknown ghosts were just people we didn't know?" ~ Kokutou

Kara no Kyoukai : Murder Speculation (First Half) is all about the character development of Ryougi Shiki and Kokutou Mikiya. It is going to answer a few of the questions from the first movie, but it wouldn't explain anything about Shiki's powers because this read more
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Blood, gore, mysterious killing (unknown to the public)... both are quite similar in these aspects
kara no kyokai and denpa teki na kanojo are actually 2 different 10/10 anime that are... perfect. they are both completely different stories yet their essences are also completely similar. In other words watching one and then the other will not be like watching the same thing but as if you are watching its ova.. kinda
The overall theme of the two might be different, but there's something about them that makes 'em similar. In a way, Saya and Shiki are alike. If you enjoyed the bloody battles and the deep storyline of Blood+, I'm sure you'll find the same feeling here.
Both revolve around female leads with a dark past... Its hard to know how much I can say without spoiling but if you like Shiki/Fumika you'll probably like the other.
The character types and sequel is almost similar. It contains the same power as the protagonists of Kara no Kyoukai and Shingetsutan Tsukihime
*Both series involve the MC having a deep infatuation for the other MC in the story.
*Both series have a lead female character that is psychotic and sometimes has no control over what she does.
*Both have amazing art work and character design
*The two series have Thriller, action, Supernatural, and romance elements
*The two are sequels to the original story line

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"Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku" by Kalafina

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