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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

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Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 4, Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan-no-dou, Borderline of Emptiness: The Hollow Shrine
Japanese: 空の境界伽藍の洞


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 24, 2008
Duration: 46 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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June, 1998: After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. She is visited by Touko Aozaki, a wizard and proprietor of a studio called Garan no Dou. Shiki has lost not only the memory of her accident, but also any real sense that she's even alive. Strangely, enigmatic beings begin to attack her...

(Source: Aniplex USA)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners
Prequel: Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
Sequel: Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
Summary: Kara no Kyoukai Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven
Other: Kara no Kyoukai: Cinema Intros

Characters & Voice Actors

Aozaki, Touko
Aozaki, Touko
Honda, Takako
Honda, Takako
Kokutou, Mikiya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Suzumura, Kenichi
Suzumura, Kenichi
Ryougi, Shiki
Ryougi, Shiki
Sakamoto, Maaya
Sakamoto, Maaya
Araya, Souren
Araya, Souren
Nakata, Jouji
Nakata, Jouji


Kondo, Hikaru
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Takiguchi, Teiichi
Hiramatsu, Masaki

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Mar 21, 2015
Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou (minor spoilers)

When people talk about the Kara no Kyoukai franchise,they usually talk about two movies that seems to stand out from the rest,movies 5 and 7.This movie stands somewhere between "good" and "bad".As a movie, Kara no Kyoukai Movie 4: Garan no Dou fails. Of course, it is part of a series, just the "Movie" in the name is out there to trip you up. It is in essence an origin story, a sequel to the second installation and a prequel to the third (which is a prequel to the first). The lack of order is read more
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Feb 4, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 4

One of the hallmarks of a good story is the ease with which it can suspend the disbelief of the reader or viewer, and in that respect the Kara no Kyoukai franchise has been good, but not truly great. That said, the fourth installment, Garan no Dou (The Hollow Shrine), is a tad more introspective than previous outings, and it may signify a shift into a higher gear for the series.

The story begins directly after the end of the second movie, with the unconscious Ryougi Shiki being transported to hospital in an ambulance accompanied by Kokutou Mikiya. When she finally read more
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Jan 10, 2012
I really like many of the TYPE MOON series and one of them is Kara no Kyoukai. And this chapter is very interesting and fascinating.

First at all, I was delighted with the graphics. They are very cool, and well done. The animation is very clear, many scenes were dark but this just add more mystery and thrill, just what this anime is. There are many abstrac obscure scenes and in this time, you're not going to see many bloody scenes, however, routine scenes are intriguing, too. I like the character design but I think is kind of little cliche, both of the main characters read more
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Oct 23, 2014
In the chronological of kara no kyoukai this should be the second episode to watch..continued from kara no kyoukai 2:Satsujin Kōsatsu from this episode it will answered most of the question that involved to other episode,its answered why Shiki got the eyes and what the eyes ability was and also introduction or why Touko want to involved to Shiki and this movies also how Shiki want to work or to used his ability by working under Touko and the last credit its show who was the person that responsibility for all the case that Touka involved to..
As for the char and the background there's nothing read more
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Artwork in both anime have great resemblances, due to the fact that both stories are written by Type-Moon. These anime feature a world where magic exists, and can be used be a given few people. Furthermore, the female protagonists are sword/knife-wielding bad-ass without descending into the usual dere stereotypes. 
Both have protagonists who undergo events(many of those events are unclear at first), which coerces them to change themselves radically to, both survive, and achieve their goal(s).
Both stories are quite mysterious in the beginning, but become clearer through clever, and acceptable explanations. The twists all come fruition during the climax.
Both have great art(more so leaning towards Kara), and relatively captivating soundtracks.

KnK 4's central mystery directly relates to it's prequels and doesn't answer anything other than that... KnK 4 shows how the lead gets to where she is, throughout the majority of the overall plot, but doesn't describe much else.

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The main leads are unexpectedly thrusted into a predicament that radically alters their being and sense of self throughout the story.
In both cases, the lead had a COMPLETELY different lifestyle that, while not perfect, was something they were, near-constantly, desiring during the story.
However... the lead(s) go through a self-journey to realize the changes and to make peace with them. Resulting in remarkable and inspiring developments.
Both are also bloody, gory, violent, and look and sound PHENOMENAL.

KnK 4 is part of a chain of movies that, while entertaining by itself, should be watched in order to get maximum comprehension. The aspects and  read more 

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