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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.171 (scored by 37263 users)
Ranked: #3182
Popularity: #379
Members: 57,849
Favorites: 104
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. One day, Shiki is visited by Touko Aozaki, a wizard and proprietor of a studio called "Garan no Dou." Due to the loss of her alternate personality, Shiki has lost not only any memory of her accident, but also any real sense that she's alive and spends her days as a mere empty shell of herself. Strange, enigmatic beings begin to attack her, trying to take control of her body, now that her soul is hollow. However, one day, she confronts the attackers who've resorted to force and Shiki makes the decision to fight of her own volition.

(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
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Marquitan, Christin
German
Marquitan, Christin
...
Kokutou, Mikiya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Nath, Tobias
German
Nath, Tobias
...
Ryougi, Shiki
Ryougi, Shiki
Main
Sakamoto, Maaya
Japanese
Sakamoto, Maaya
Bizot, Hélène
French
Bizot, Hélène
...
Araya, Souren
Araya, Souren
Supporting
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
Siener, François
French
Siener, François

Staff

Kondo, Hikaru
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Takiguchi, Teiichi
Director
Hiramatsu, Masaki
Script



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Feb 4, 2009
Archaeon
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
arichan20
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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Recommendations

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.

Eureka Seven's development of character is a primary, but not the only focal point. Also the events revolving around the plot, are explained wholesomely, but still haphazardly.

Opening Theme

None

Ending Theme

"Aria" by Kalafina

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