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Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou

Alternative Titles

English: the Garden of sinners Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine
Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 4, Borderline of Emptiness: The Hollow Shrine
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第四章『伽藍の洞』


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 24, 2008
Producers: Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Ranked: #4272
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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...

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Characters & Voice Actors

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


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

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"Aria" by Kalafina

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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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Aug 19, 2015
This is part 4 of the KnK movie series
This movie is basically one big character development but I still enjoyed this movie.

(There will be some SPOILERS in my review)

[Story]: (8/10)
The story of KnK 4 now takes place 2 months before the events of the 1st KnK and immediately after the events of the 2nd movie. I was actually hoping for the 4th movie to take place after the events of the 1st KnK but I'm glad they didn't.
After Shiki got involved in a traffic accident, she spent 2 years in a coma and what's worse is she now has an amnesia. She is visited 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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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.
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