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: 7.771 (scored by 145458145,458 users)
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Ranked: #9862
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Popularity: #972
Members: 236,456
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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
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Nonaka, Takuya
Director, Key Animation


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Sep 26, 2023
Kara no Kyoukai is perhaps one of the most acquired tastes in anime, whether you're a TYPE-MOON fan or not. It has gotten a reputation for being a complicated mix bag, whether it's boring and/or pretentious, too hard to understand, or possibly a masterpiece. I've watched the entire movie series and while I barely understood what any of that means, at the same time, I've been amazed at how masterful its craft truly is. A series that yes, it's super complex, but doesn't take itself seriously while still being a serious work of art. All of this is thanks to the golden tickets that are ...
Jul 14, 2023
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Sep 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Horrible pacing with anticlimatic twists and full of exposition, ultimately boring. The feeling of wasted potential started here, a distaste and disinterest that will loom in future entries, keeping me from fully enjoying this disconnected series. Probably my least favorite episode. The story was boring, it wasn't predictable, still I didn't enjoy it. The art style is fitting for the story, maintining the beauty from the first installment. The characters remained as half-baked messes, all of them are weird and confusing and frustrating. They didn't react to situations in a realistic way and I guess some people will enjoy it more than I did, ...

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Can I watch this as a stand alone?
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