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Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 5, Mujun Rasen Paradox Paradigm, Borderline of Emptiness: Paradox Spiral
Japanese: 空の境界 矛盾螺旋

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2008
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 46271 users)
Ranked: #382
Popularity: #392
Members: 78,030
Favorites: 1,643
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Synopsis

November, 1998: Shiki meets a boy named Tomoe Enjou, a runaway who claims to be a murderer. Shiki allows Tomoe to use her apartment as his hideout, but one day, Tomoe sees his mother whom he's sure he's killed.

(Source: Aniplex USA)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners
Prequel: Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou
Sequel: Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon
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
...
Araya, Souren
Araya, Souren
Main
Nakata, Jouji
Japanese
Nakata, Jouji
Schmitz, Tilo
German
Schmitz, Tilo
...
Enjou, Tomoe
Enjou, Tomoe
Main
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Japanese
Kakihara, Tetsuya
Igarashi, Hiromi
Japanese
Igarashi, Hiromi
...
Kokutou, Mikiya
Kokutou, Mikiya
Main
Suzumura, Kenichi
Japanese
Suzumura, Kenichi
Nath, Tobias
German
Nath, Tobias
...

Staff

Kondo, Hikaru
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Storyboard
Obunai, Mitsuru
Episode Director, Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director



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Apr 19, 2013
Unchou
The Garden Of Sinners Movie 5.

After having watched the four prequels of the series and finishing the fifth just now, I will write this review based on the information we have up to now for the characters, storyline and so on. Not for what this series could be or how the adaptation should have been either.
Also, this is my first actual review, so I hope I will end up being helpful to those reading this.

Ok, let's begin! I'll seperate this into 5 parts.

First off; The story. 9/10

The 5th part of the series does not fail to deliver yet another storyline that will not confuse the read more
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Feb 1, 2009
LemonLyme
*Some of the review got deleted... wtf? I'll try rewriting a little, but I can't guarantee success.

OK, so this is version 3 of my KnK 5 review after watching the movie for the second time and getting part of my first review deleted. The full summary part has been taken off to keep the size down (I spent a lot of time on that too). I will be more in-depth and critical this time around. Before you read this review or watch the movie, make sure you've watched the first 4 KnK movies. Scores are based on 2nd time around. Comments and private messages are read more
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Feb 6, 2009
Archaeon
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 5

Wow. I have to say that this movie is enough to leave one speechless at times, and for a variety of reasons.

The fifth installment of the Kara no Kyoukai series, Mujun Rasen (Paradox Spiral), is somewhat of a departure from the previous four outings not just in terms of its running time (almost two hours), but also in terms of art direction and story.

Set around two months after Fukan Fuukei, the tale begins with a disjointed sequence of events that are gradually cleared up as the movie continues. The story itself centres around a boy named Enjou Tomoe, who is read more
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Nov 10, 2014
unfocused13
Overall: 9

This is a great film that I can recommend to almost any anime watcher, even those who have yet to see any of the other Kara no Kyoukai movies. Mujun Rasen (Paradox Spiral) has a lot of "popcorn" action and suspense while still being fully immersed in Kara no Kyoukai's dark world. Be sure to watch it on Blu-ray quality video.

Story: 8

The story is much faster paced than the first four movies, which was sorely needed. One fault of the Nasuverse (the deep and underlying mythos of Fate, Tsukihime, and KnK) is that some concepts (such as the "counter-force") are hard to grasp, read more
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Recommendations

The only story of any kind I recollect seeing executed like the fifth Kara movie, where the events switch between past, present and future on the fly for mindfuck purposes, is Baccano. Neither of the stories when told in order are complex, and Baccano in particular is easy enough to follow as is if you pay attention, but they can give headaches due to the mindfuckery.

Unlike Baccano, Kara 5 starts out totally linear, and stays that way for the first 40 minutes or so. Then, it proceeds to jump around like a rabbit on crack, and it left me pondering at the end whether I'd seen one of the best movies of all time or a movie executed in such a way that its flaws were well-hidden. Even without much understanding and a lot of confusion, it was totally gripping.
Both go through dreams and reality. Both confusing as hell. Both Mind F**ks.
The artwork and colors were markedly similar between the two. Both make beautiful use of CG and blend it seamlessly with the normal animation. Both movies also contain very deep philosophical elements and excellent action/violent scenes.
Both stories take place in alternative nowadays, with magic and mysticism in it. Kara no Kyoukai is more brutal and murderous but I find them more or less similar.
Serial Experiments Lain is the king of non linear anime, and Kara no Kyoukai 5 also happens to unfold in a non linear fashion. Both anime have a similarly psychedelic presentation, and both of them toy with the idea of perceived/subjective realities.
Both have an underlying sense of mystery and cover dark themes. Both have plot twists, although Denpa arguably has a more understandable plot. Both feature blood and gore, but are used appropriately in intense, realistic action scenes. The ending themes for both titles are also awesome!!

Opening Theme

none

Ending Theme

"Sprinter" by Kalafina

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