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: 7.561 (scored by 187290187,290 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16382
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #542
Members: 430,467
Favorites: 2,481

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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
Amazon Music
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Ending Theme

"oblivious" by Kalafina


Feb 2, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 1

Kara no Kyoukai (lit. The Boundary of Emptiness), is a series that has taken a long time to become well known. The story was originally created in 1998 by Nasu Kinoko and Takeuchi Takashi (who later went on to form TYPE-MOON), with the first five chapters being released on their doujin website, whilst the final two chapters were released in August 1999 at Comiket 56. The series was picked up by Kodansha for commercial publication in 2004, and this year (2009), will see the series released on the international market courtesy of Del Rey Manga.

Now fans of Shingetsutan Tsukihime ...
Aug 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Kara No Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei is the first of seven movies based on a series of light novels written by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi. Despite the first in a septenary - for better or worse - the movie takes a rather disjointed, obscure approach.

You may expect the first in a septenary to chronicle the inception of the cast, or to establish the universe and conflict in the series. Instead, audiences are thrown into the middle of a story which seems like it was written for people with previous knowledge of the Kara no Kyoukai franchise. There's little in the way of ...
May 2, 2010
The only thing I enjoyed in this movie was the art. And even in that department it has flaws (the characters are way too traditionally drawn). The story is, actually, non-existent, and we get to see only a glimpse of character development. There's a wide range of quasi-philosophical mumbo-jumbo which seems absolutely random and pointless.
This movie did nothing for me. I've seen more happening in first five minutes of a series that has 110 episodes, than I've seen in 50 minutes of Kara no Kyoukai: Fukan Fuukei.
The sound has it's good moments. But there's so much silence, trying to unsuccsessfully create an ...

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