Kara no Kyoukai Movie 4: Garan no Dou

the Garden of sinners Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine

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Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 4, Borderline of Emptiness: The Hollow Shrine, The Garden of Sinners: garan-no-dou
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第四章『伽藍の洞』
English: the Garden of sinners Chapter 4: The Hollow Shrine
German: the Garden of Sinners Film 4: Der leere Tempel
French: the Garden of sinners Film 4: L’abîme du Temple
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 24, 2008
Producers: Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.851 (scored by 120110120,110 users)
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Ranked: #7972
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Popularity: #984
Members: 197,551
Favorites: 294

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Following the events of Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen), Shiki Ryougi has been in a coma for two years due to a traffic accident. When she finally awakens, she has no memories of her past and is plagued by a profound loneliness. Even stranger, she notices dark lines encompassing the things around her, and if she touches them she can disassemble the object—something which completely terrifies her. Her friend, Mikiya Kokutou, enlists the help of Touko Aozaki, a mage who can help Shiki understand what her eyes—the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception"—are truly capable of and how to use them properly.

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

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takiguchi, Teiichi
Director, Animation Director, Character Design
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
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Ending Theme

"Aria" by Kalafina

Feb 4, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 4

One of the hallmarks of a good story is the ease with which it can suspend the disbelief of the reader or viewer, and in that respect the Kara no Kyoukai franchise has been good, but not truly great. That said, the fourth installment, Garan no Dou (The Hollow Shrine), is a tad more introspective than previous outings, and it may signify a shift into a higher gear for the series.

The story begins directly after the end of the second movie, with the unconscious Ryougi Shiki being transported to hospital in an ambulance accompanied by Kokutou Mikiya. When she finally read more
Jan 10, 2012
arichan20 (All reviews)
I really like many of the TYPE MOON series and one of them is Kara no Kyoukai. And this chapter is very interesting and fascinating.

First at all, I was delighted with the graphics. They are very cool, and well done. The animation is very clear, many scenes were dark but this just add more mystery and thrill, just what this anime is. There are many abstrac obscure scenes and in this time, you're not going to see many bloody scenes, however, routine scenes are intriguing, too. I like the character design but I think is kind of little cliche, both of the main characters read more
Aug 19, 2015
jc9622 (All reviews)
This is part 4 of the KnK movie series
This movie is basically one big character development but I still enjoyed this movie.

(There will be some SPOILERS in my review)

[Story]: (8/10)
The story of KnK 4 now takes place 2 months before the events of the 1st KnK and immediately after the events of the 2nd movie. I was actually hoping for the 4th movie to take place after the events of the 1st KnK but I'm glad they didn't.
After Shiki got involved in a traffic accident, she spent 2 years in a coma and what's worse is she now has an amnesia. She is visited read more
Oct 23, 2014
xsis (All reviews)
In the chronological of kara no kyoukai this should be the second episode to watch..continued from kara no kyoukai 2:Satsujin Kōsatsu from this episode it will answered most of the question that involved to other episode,its answered why Shiki got the eyes and what the eyes ability was and also introduction or why Touko want to involved to Shiki and this movies also how Shiki want to work or to used his ability by working under Touko and the last credit its show who was the person that responsibility for all the case that Touka involved to..
As for the char and the background there's nothing read more

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