Kara no Kyoukai Movie 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen)

The Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: A Study in Murder - Part 1

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Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 2, Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation, The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder, The Garden of Sinners: …and nothing heart.
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第二章『殺人考察(前)』
English: The Garden of Sinners Chapter 2: A Study in Murder - Part 1
German: The Garden of Sinners Film 2: Mordverdacht Teil 1
French: The Garden of Sinners Film 2: Enquête criminelle Partie 1
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 29, 2007
Producers: Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 141552141,552 users)
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Ranked: #9542
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Popularity: #940
Members: 229,654
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In the winter of 1995, Mikiya Kokutou passes a young woman during a late night stroll in the snow. Clad in a striking white kimono and bearing an enigmatic gaze, Shiki Ryougi smiles at Mikiya who stares back with curiosity. Later that spring, Mikiya notices Shiki at his high school entrance ceremony, and they become acquaintances through lunchtime conversations. As Shiki begins opening up to him, Mikiya learns about her unique upbringing.

Meanwhile, a series of unprecedented murders takes place across Mifune City. Seemingly related, these murders are particularly brutal and warrant a large scale police investigation. Because of his cousin's work as a police investigator, Mikiya is given insight into the investigation. Concerned for Shiki's safety, Mikiya decides to monitor her actions, but in doing so, he stumbles upon a truly frightening discovery that changes his life forever.

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Includes claymation short which was shown before the movie in theaters.

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Toba, Yousuke
Assistant Producer
Nonaka, Takuya
Director, Key Animation


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Feb 2, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 2

The problem with movies is that all too often they're lacking in one or two fundamental areas, and unfortunately these are normally the plot or the characters. The first installment of this series suffered from the latter, and while it was still enjoyable even with that flaw, there was always the nagging feeling that something wasn't quite right.

Thankfully this episode begins to address that issue.

The second installment in the Kara no Kyoukai ~The Garden of Sinners~ franchise, Satsujin Kosatsu (Murder Speculation), is actually part one of a two part story arc (viewers will have to wait for the seventh movie ...
Feb 4, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai 2 exceeds the first movie in almost every aspect. There is depth to Shiki that was absent before, new settings are introduced to a much more comprehensible degree, the supporting cast are more prominent and the writers - instead of being cryptic - present a largely compelling and well developed story, solidifying the series' true roots.

The first installment threw audiences into a mystery unfortunately dulled by the lack of depth to the characters, but the second installment lays down the groundwork, exploring the origins of Shiki and Mikiya. The story is well executed and - unlike in the first film - has ...
Aug 18, 2015
This is part 2 of the KnK series
This is a sequel to the 1st KnK......kind of....Well, not exactly. You see, KnK is not being shown in chronological order and as such should not be watched in chronological order. I almost made a grave mistake of doing so.

[Story]: (8/10)
The story of KnK 2 takes place 3 years before the events of KnK 1.
Mikiya, while walking home from school, meets a mysterious girl who he thinks is cute and starts falling in love with her. A month later, he met her again during the high school entrance ceremony. The mysterious girl that he met is ...

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