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
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.821 (scored by 131292131,292 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9462
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1134
Members: 216,651
Favorites: 318

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hariu, Masayuki
Toba, Yousuke
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music

Ending Theme

"Aria" by Kalafina

Episode Videos


Apr 7, 2018
Like the other films, this film emphasize heavily on character development while filling in questions for the viewers who had already seen the previous films. This film focuses mainly on Shiki and her abilities' origin, etc.

As usual, the visuals are amazing as always. The music and sounds use are mostly used before by the previous films but since they are suiting I am personally not going to complain about it.

As mentioned, this film focuses on character development, and it excels at portraying out the details of each character. Though most of the time it showcases character development on Shiki, Mikiya and Touko isn't left out ...
Aug 19, 2015
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 ...
Jul 11, 2015
Everyone desires to be destroyed and remade from scratch.''... I'm not sure how I'm supposed to feel about such generalisations. I mean I know it's a character's opinion, but it feels more like writer just putting the idea forward, an idea I find a bit ridiculous. Or am I just taking this stuff too literally? Is it supposed to be deep and relevant on levels I can't understand yet? Or is it just writer sharing his negative view of the world, or trying to appeal to depressed in the audience? Or just stringing together words in a way that might appear deep and thoughtful? Is ...

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Garan no Dou or Hora?
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