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Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei

Alternative Titles

English: the Garden of sinners Chapter 1: Overlooking View
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』


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2007
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Duration: 50 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.711 (scored by 122,699 users)
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Ranked: #11252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #352
Members: 267,035
Favorites: 1,565


Same director, same composer, both based of Type Moon novels, along with both containing a similar feel and atmosphere. Both have a mature history. If you like one, you will most definitely like the other.  
report Recommended by ChrnoTodd
Denpa teki na Kanojo and Kara no Kyoukai feel very similar in a couple of ways, the rainy and gloomy atmosphere for both, and the whole murder mystery deal. Hell, even the first time I took a glimpse at both of these shows I couldn't tell the difference between them. Both are equally good and you should enjoy the similarities between these great shows. 
report Recommended by Hybrid00
Having seen both of these to the end I can say the only true similarities (they are similar of course) are that although one is male and one female, both anime contain a protagonist that has the mystic eyes of death. They see lines and the way their eyes are perceived are the same (seeing lines, cut through them, things die), and both of them are called "bloodthirsty killer" at least once. Both have a friend of the opposite gender. Tsukihime is more vampire based while Kara no Kyoukai is modern day (sort of) Both also have a powerful male antagonist. 
report Recommended by -FlameHaze-
F/SN UBW and Kara no Kyoukai movie series are part of the Nasuverse, originally produced by Type-Moon. Like any Type-Moon creations, they are dark in its portrayal, showcasing clash in ideals between people who inevitably fight each other. Both are fantasy series in which certain people possess magical/supernatural power. 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Both are focused around a somewhat kawaii protagonist which both aquire the power to kill "anything" yet still manage to find worthy opponents Both protagonists have some sort of emotional/mental flaws Both protagonists "slice" limbs off their opponents Both are supernatural and dark, full of gore with awesome music Both protagonists have a male counter part Both anime are focused around murder or deaths of lots of people 
report Recommended by -FlameHaze-
Similar themes. Both anime have dark atmosphere, some horror and gore mixed in with top-notch action. Very interesting and somewhat complex stories in both of the shows. 
report Recommended by xyakaix
Both produced by TYPE-MOON. The character designs of Shiki and Canaan are VERY similar -- they even both have special abilities using their eyes! Also, both anime contain lots of blood and very stylized fights (jumping from rooftops, etc.). Although, Shiki uses a knife and Canaan uses a gun. 
report Recommended by Nek0
Both written in the late 90's, dark and gritty themes, violence, supernatural, mystery, thriller, I got the same feeling watching both of these shows. Both deal with relatively mature topics. Both stories are somewhat difficult to follow if you are not paying attention meaning you will get more out of subsequent rewatches.  
report Recommended by Squirrel-sama
If one is looking for a dark horror, somethig that pulls on the senses, but not necisarily something that makes you to afraid to go to sleep at night, perhaps these are it. Each is unique in their own way, not to mention they both have a crisp style, floating from dark to light, a gothic feeling through the whole thing. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The plot in both Ghost in the Shell and Kara no Kyoukai is lightly similar, you have a group of people out to save the day. It's the main characters in both films that strike the most similarities, however. Both Motoko (Ghost in the Shell) and Shiki (Kara no Kyoukai) have very similar personalities, they are both female protagonists with exceptional power and a uniqueness about them. Both characters appear human, but their body, or at least parts of it, is that of an android or doll. Both films also have a fairly similar feel to them, possibly due to where they are set, or  read more 
report Recommended by Touka
This anime is beautiful for the design, music and history. i view this anime 10 time and i Recommended the movies Kara No Kyoukai. 
report Recommended by SailorVenus05
Same director, same composer, both based of Type Moon novels, along with both containing a similar feel and atmosphere. Both have a mature history. If you like one, you will most definitely like the other.  
report Recommended by ChrnoTodd
Watching Kara No Kyoukai came to mind that it made me think about Darker Than Black. After watching Darker than Black and Kara no kyoukai, both animes seem so incredibly fascinating in terms of supernatural events, not necessarily supernatural but Kara no Kyoukai has more mystery into it that leads to more further investigating than Darker Than Black. Darker Than Black deals with contractors who are humans as well, though I haven't really come to study about the true meaning of contractors, but contractors are just like humans who possess human characteristics. That being said, I highly recommend this anime to Kara No Kyoukai due  read more 
report Recommended by MysticStrider
If you liked the out of order mystery/horror/fighting/supernatural awesomeness of Kurozuka you will love the Kara no Kyoukai movies. 
report Recommended by Alosha
She stood alone with the lamplight and snow fluttering down onto her in the glittering darkness of the night. If I call out to her will it change our fate? Thought the male leads of both series. Serial murder mystery, temporally nonlinear plot riddled with suspense, and beautiful music by Yuki Kajiura make both of these worth the watch. Where the series differ: the Kara no Kyokai movies offers a philosophical perspective on murder and a kick-butt female lead; while Boku dake ga Inai Machi focuses on the male protagonist trying to prevent its own serial murders with time travel. 
report Recommended by mantisx
Similarly dark and foreboding. Also features Kalafina for the EDs/OPs. 
report Recommended by WaffleWolf
Both are very dark thrillers with lots of action/violence and contain supernatural elements. Both female leads are of questionable sanity and develop feelings for the male protagonist. 
report Recommended by yunke
Dark, gothic tales dealing with people who can see things they are not, or should not be able to see. There is a mystery that lies under the whole thing, that bends and brings one into the story. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
There's some bit similarities in this two anime, although there's pretty siginificant difference but I think for you guys who like Mononoke should try Kara no Kyoukai, since I haven't saw any recommendations for this one. Both deals with person that drive away the disturbing supernatural events that causes victims and explore about the cause of this events in a pretty detailed way. The story arcs of Mononoke is unrelated each other while in Kara no Kyoukai, the 5th movie connected and explained the whole series. 
report Recommended by You
Personally i think this anime is similar in terms of the meaning behind it and the psychological factor of how humans can get hurt by letting others inside their "box" and how ones fate can have an impact on others kara no kyoukai is more darker in terms of the art and the characters whereas mawaru penguin drum conveys it in a more comedic and light hearted manner in my opinion if you liked the psychological meaning behind kara bo kyoukai then you will like mawaru penguin drum however if you liked the dark aspects of kara no kyoukai then mawaru penguin drum is not  read more 
report Recommended by WhiteJoker
Very similar movies. Both films with a dark, mysterious ambience. Very similar main characters, similar pacing, similar plot. Both movies are just very similar. The blood-C movie is totally different to the original series btw, just a heads up.  
report Recommended by Jordanious77
Both feature stunning and detailed visuals, dark atmospheres, plenty of philosophical monologues and visual metaphors. 
report Recommended by ThatRazorGuy
Both of these anime are about a powered individual(s) trying to solve cases that are beyond the realm of normal police work. With some intense fight scenes, someone obsessed with suicide, and an agency working outside normal human understanding, these two anime are pretty similar. 
report Recommended by Carrot_
Kino no Tabi as a TV show and Kara no Kyoukai as a movie series both share atmosphere, different kinds of atmosphere mind you, but certainly they are similar in feeling (for me at least). Both tend to be violent and unnerving as well as "dense" and "thought provoking". However, one is meant to be calm and intriguing, while the other, convoluted and tense. Which one is which? If you don't know already, then you better find out. 
report Recommended by JonGall
Kyoukai no Kanata and Kara no Kyoukai not only have similar sounding names but also very similar concepts. Ragtag organizations of relatively young people with varied supernatural pasts go out fighting paranormal anomalies as an entity. Kara no Kyoukai is more mystery focused and has a much darker tone as well as heavier subject matter, but they both explore very creative ideas regarding when fantasy meets reality. If you liked Kara no Kyoukai and are looking for more supernatural adventures but with a comedic twist, try Kyoukai no Kanata. If you liked Kyoukai no Kanata and don't mind a good helping of edge heaped  read more 
report Recommended by TheUltimateShemp
Strange, dark, supernatural movie series that other people seem to like a bit more than I do (but that’s okay). The atmosphere they give off is pretty much the same in my opinion. 
report Recommended by Noradora
similar themes and genre 
report Recommended by Pillo231
I recommend with the greatest dear. If you like the action / suspense and the mystery does not hesitate to draw an eye  
report Recommended by -Artix
These two shows are very similar despite the difference of the genre, they feel very similar, they have the same vibe, same atmosphere; dark and morbid. The Mc in both anime are troubled femmels each in her way. Both main villains are weirdly very similar. 
report Recommended by MohAngelo
Both are very dark and serious and deal with supernatural things. Man can find many deep thoughts in KnK as well as in Kuroshitsuji. Both anime made me stare into the screen with goosebumps all over my body and just think about it for hours. Ciel and Shiki (main characters of both anime) have the same voice actress by the way. 
report Recommended by iHitokage
Kara no Kyoukai and B: The beginning both deal with people that are more than they appear and are connected to crimes. Both anime have a dark theme filled with action and supernatural elements. Both have a very good psychological and philosophical context.  
report Recommended by Nao
Both anime feature a protagonist with supernatural powers in a world where that is quite rare, and they both are mostly underestimated by their opponenets. Another similairity is that they both mostly fight ghosts or spirits. They even both are part of some sort of exorcising agency, where they are not the boss but they are the most potent fighter. 
report Recommended by wossname101
Both start in a very incomprehensible way which however isn't a bad thing at all. It adds to their mysterious nature and challenges the viewer to try to set the pieces together so that everything makes sense. Furthermore either of these revolve around a female protagonist that is struggling against an external supernatural force. If you like anime that demand 100% of your concentration you won't be disappointed by choosing one of these.  
report Recommended by cartoonartist
I binge watched all of Ga-Rei: Zero in a single day, and while I was watching I thought about how much it has in common with the movie series The Garden of Sinners, from the supernatural elements evoking mystery and horror, and how these affect the people dealing with them. Furthermore, both of the series' sets of protagonists handle these supernatural cases in a criminal justice sort of way as their jobs. While I felt Kyoukai handled some of the philosophical elements with more depth, due in part to the longer runtime, I loved both and would highly recommend them! 
report Recommended by TheFlyingOrange
Both histories are about assassins searching the meaning of live.  
report Recommended by journey
JSF and KnK have a lot in common. Both have stunning production values, and are downright beautiful to watch. Also, both have excessively tsundere main characters (Enma Ai and Saiki, respectively). Both deal with the supernatural and hauntings, as well. 
report Recommended by brachydonger
Dark Gothic mystery story lines revolving around a girl, a boy and the supernatural deaths around them. The main female characters are similar, and there is a tension about the series. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
A slow paced supernatural plot where the protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind the occurring deaths and save the people.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both feature main female heroines with supernatural powers who fight enemies that are somehow related to the source of their own powers. Both have a regular male companion to their adventures. Both have a dense and dark feel to it. Art is similar. 
report Recommended by TheDeadServ
oh the similarities are endless. but most prominent: same type of psychological horro with plenty of action and suspense. both focusing on the weakness of human emotions to the extreme. great watches if you cant get enough of that kind of stuff. 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Both have stunning animation and an unique, mysterious and dark atmosphere. Both are based on Japanese novels that have gained a certain popularity and both deals with murders, suicides and seemingly paranormal cases. While Kara no Kyoukai deal openly with supernatural events, it does keep a realistic and mysterious component to it. On the other hand, Mouryou no Hako is more mystery oriented, dealing a series of very bizarre, mindtwisting, disturbing serial murders... 
report Recommended by wakka9ca
Both series deal with supernatural events with very mystical ways, without exaggerating its effects with spectacular SFX effects. While Kara no Kyoukai mostly deals with murders with a very dark theme, Bakemonogatari deals with phenomenon involving students. Both series also involves main characters with special powers and mentor-like characters that help the main ones. 
report Recommended by wakka9ca
Both films consist of minimalistic plots and the characters act in an emotionally subdued way. Although they differ in subject they still might cater to the same audience because of their similar atmosphere. Both movies have good visuals combining traditional animation with computer generated imagery. 
report Recommended by harakiri
Both feature a rather violent female lead and a lot of great fighting 
report Recommended by Dr_Jan_Itor
it's kinda dark and groomy 
report Recommended by pakin
In terms of premise, both animated works follows a supernatural story in a world of chaos and mystery. The stories are complex and difficult to comprehend at first with many things going on. Regardless, both movie has high level visual effects and spectacular scenes. Both the main characters also seems to display intensity in terms of combat and dealing with problems throughout their respective series. 
report Recommended by Stark700
I know those two show has nothing in common but both show is in a movie format which each episode is around a hour and both show are awesome and has 6 movie in total... 
report Recommended by SnowLife
In both anime mysterious and gory murders occur which involve the main character. Both also have a very complicated plot so it will take a while before you understand what is going on and things are not always what they seem to be. Both have a lot of fighting with blades (swords in ChäoS HEAd, daggers in Kara no Kyoukai) 
report Recommended by Khalan
Futakoi alternative is action packed comedy perfectly mixed with drama. Kara No Kyoukai is action packed psychological drama. These two great series are not really similar in any way, the only similarities are they both contain detectives that investigate, and putting that aside, if you enjoy Ufotable's amazing animation and story telling then you will probably enjoy both series like sweet and salty german kettle popcorn! 
report Recommended by RiZiNG_HaQue
Boy meets girl, girl has weird superpower, girl is insensible at first, then becomes more human-like, girl fights bad guys, boy helps however he can, at the end boy fights for the sake of the girl. Amazing music, very distinguishable atmosphere, although KnK movies are a lot more serious than Shana, they take more on the psychological side of the story, while Shana is more about the story itself. Both have similar art but KnK comes from ufotable, so yeah... it is definitely better. 
report Recommended by TheHollowShrine
And the other Movies as well... Both share a lot of common elements (Mystery, Action, Gore)  
report Recommended by Scorcher
Both accomplish only what they want to, and only enough to leave an impression. They aren't necessarily related in terms of genres, but they have the same level of doing their own thing and doing it successfully. Cutting edge animation, interesting universe, a dash of intriguing characters... KnK 1 furthers it's story with sequels, but even without them, it tells a deep story offering a surprising outlook on something usually considered abhorred. Cencoroll doesn't really have a message, but that doesn't mean it stands just to be known as "experimental animation" and nothing more. No sequels are known, but... it doesn't obliterate the possibility... 
report Recommended by Otaking09
Loups=Garous reminded me very much of the Kara no Kyoukai series. Both contain murders, fights, mystery, and emotionless protagonists. 
report Recommended by Galatea
Both have a dark background and a similar atmosphere. Also the music is composed by Yuki Kajiura in both of them. Kara no Kyoukai as well as Noir has a female main characters somehow related to murders and killing. 
report Recommended by iHitokage