Kara no Kyoukai Movie 1: Fukan Fuukei

The Garden of Sinners Chapter 1: Overlooking View

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Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 1, Borderline of Emptiness: Overlooking View, The Garden of Sinners: Thanatos
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第一章『俯瞰風景』
English: The Garden of Sinners Chapter 1: Overlooking View
German: Garden of Sinners der Film: Thanatos
Spanish: The Garden of Sinners: La Película
French: The Garden of Sinners le Film: Thanatos
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2007
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.571 (scored by 186428186,428 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #536
Members: 428,232
Favorites: 2,474

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A series of eerily similar suicides occupy newspaper headlines in late '90s Japan. Amidst all the bizarre resemblances, there is one detail that stands out above the rest: the victims have all taken their lives by leaping from the Fujou building, a run-down abandoned structure rising high above the city.

Shiki Ryougi, a cold-hearted girl living in an empty apartment, suspects that these sinister events have a supernatural cause. Possessing a mystical power herself, Shiki works to investigate the incidents alongside Touko Aozaki, a doll-making detective specializing in magic, and her friend Mikiya Kokotou who works as Touko's assistant.

Shiki unravels the mystery as she ventures through an enigmatic world to uncover the dark secrets surrounding the strange phenomenon.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Hariu, Masayuki
Toba, Yousuke
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Ending Theme

"oblivious" by Kalafina


Oct 18, 2022
Kara no Kyoukai Movie 1: Fukan Fuukei
" We don't choose our path depending on the sins we carry,instead we must carry our sins on the path we choose"-Aozaki Touko

First of all, I wanna clarify yes kara no kyoukai could have been adapted into a series of episodes. and that would have given it the chance of observing the sequence of starting, progression, and ending of the show more closely rather than judging it by the standard of " This movie was mediocre, this was great". Anyway, it's a movie series but people tend to judge it as this movie or that movie not the whole ...
Jan 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The story is so unusual and tangled that I didn't understand much during the screening, which doesn't mean it's bad but unfortunately difficult, at least for me.

The line of the character looks older, but it fits the animation and is therefore pretty, and the background, which depicts gray buildings like in real life, looks quite okay. The melodies in the animation, on the other hand, are quite interesting and nice, which adds a bit to this hard-to-understand animation.

The characters have their own characters despite the tangled plot, they are also not annoying, stupid and stereotypical like a crying idol or a character who only glows ...
Dec 25, 2023
Do yourself a favor, and don't start watching this franchise from the first movie. This first move is completely skippable, and a painful 50 minute experience if you don't know the backstory already.

First time watchers are recommended to watch in release order, if that really is the best way, watching onwards from the second movie and leaving this movie for the last seems a lot better. Honestly though, just not watching it at all is even better.

Let's break it down then.

Art: Good, as one would expect from ufotable.

Characters: Extremely bland, could have been swapped with cardboard cutouts in this movie.

Plot: The movie intentionally has the ...

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Poll: Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
dtshyk - May 20, 2008
371 repliesby Hadrian03 »»
Mar 26, 2:51 PM
What would you recommend in the Kara no Kyoukai series if I were to see it in a movie theater?
kihel - Nov 18, 2023
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Dec 4, 2023 4:42 PM
future KnK movies similar to this first one? (spoilers maybe)
yoru987 - Sep 8, 2023
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Is the plot of each film self-contained?
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