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Aug 29, 2012 12:23 PM

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Should Kara no Kyoukai be watched in the original order #1 > #7 > Epilogue

Or is it better to watch #7-Satsujin Kousatsu
(Part 2) after finishing #2-Satsujin Kousatsu
(Part 1)
 
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Aug 29, 2012 1:16 PM

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Absolutely watch them in the original order!
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Aug 29, 2012 1:19 PM

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Only the first four movies are out of chronological order. It goes like this (in chronological order):

1. Movie 2 (Murder Speculation (Part 1)/Satsujin Kōsatsu (Zen)) - August 1995 to March 1996
2. Movie 4 (The Hollow/Garan no Dō) - March 1996 to June 1998
3. Movie 3 (Remaining Sense of Pain/Tsūkaku Zanryū) - July 1998
4. Movie 1 (Overlooking View/Fukan Fūkei) - September 1998
5. Movie 5 (Paradox Spiral/Mujun Rasen) - November 1998
6. Movie 6 (Oblivion Recording/Bōkyaku Rokuon) - January 1999
7. Movie 7 (Murder Speculation (Part 2)/Satsujin Kōsatsu (Go)) - February 1999

You should probably watch them in the order they were "aired", first. When you've done that once you can try watching them in chronological order to get a better grasp of the timeline, but the impression is probably better if you watch the first four movies in the "airing order".


As for the question:

I personally recommend watching this in airing order. Besides, the plot and events aren't difficult to figure out at all. Actually, there wasn't really much "figuring out" needing to be done.

The chronological plot automatically fell in place as I watched it, no effort was made. I actually liked Episode 5 the most due to that episode itself being shuffled out of order. Noticing things that fit in a previous event adds to the fun and enjoyment.

The creators didn't just jumble this up for no reason, they did it to give viewers [who understood the plot, philosophies, etc.] a more enjoyable and possibly intellectual experience.
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Aug 29, 2012 1:22 PM

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Watch it in the intended order 1 to 7 - you won't gain any better understanding by viewing them in the chronological order because each is first and foremost a story closed in itself.

And furthermore the 7th movie is intended to be the emotional high end of these series - if you watch it in the middle you deprive yourself of a fulfilling ending.
 
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Aug 29, 2012 1:57 PM

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Thanks for the replies.

I'll definitely be watching them in the intended/"airing" order then.
 
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Aug 26, 2015 12:30 PM

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You can watch it in 2 ways
-First : Airing date that means from 1 to 7
-Second : Chronological order and it goes like this : 2-4-3-1-5-6-7
I recommend the First
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Nov 1, 2015 2:25 PM

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so garden of sinners would be first (airing wise)?
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Nov 1, 2015 2:43 PM

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TomDay said:
so garden of sinners would be first (airing wise)?


Correct.
 
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Nov 1, 2015 6:10 PM

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aaand another one for "in original order" :)

wrote about that 3 days ago : http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=1443347&show=0#msg42896278
 
Nov 1, 2015 7:00 PM

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FireEmblemIke24 said:
TomDay said:
so garden of sinners would be first (airing wise)?


Correct.


lol, i'd say it doesn't matter since i can hardly find them anywhere on the net. only mirai fukuin and sinners are widely available. i guess i'll have to DL...
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About to start this ...*puts seatbelt ON*
Watching it in 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, epilogue