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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
Season: Fall 2007
Duration: 1 hr. 1 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #4352
Popularity: #401
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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

Opening Theme


Ending Theme

"Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku" by Kalafina

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Feb 2, 2009 11:23 AM
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 1:25 PM
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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Jul 10, 2008 2:59 AM
Well here we have it, this is the second movie of seven in this series in which I also mentioned in my review for Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei. And as I have mentioned in my other review as well this movie is based on the Japanese novel series, authored by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi. I should also state, if you havent noticed in the title, that this movie is actually the first half of 2 parts.

Well anyway onto the review.

Warning: Their are spoilers within this review, so please watch the movie first if you don't wish to be read more
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Mar 14, 12:42 PM
Kara no Kyoukai part 2 review:(Minor spoilers ahead)

The second is called Satsujin Kousatsu or Murder Speculation (Part 1), and is 60 minutes long, and occurs three years before the events of the first film – the second part of “this movie” is the 7th film in the show, which isn’t told in chronological order.

Satsujin Kousatsu is kinda a flashback when Mikiya and Shiki were still in high school. It is pretty telling that Mikiya fell in love with Shiki at first sight (April 1995), and the things that he was willing to do for her, and his influence on her as she was sculptured to read more
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