Kara no Kyoukai Movie 5: Mujun Rasen

The Garden of Sinners Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral

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Synonyms: Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 5, Borderline of Emptiness: Paradox Spiral, The Garden of Sinners: Paradox Paradigm
Japanese: 劇場版 空の境界 the Garden of sinners 第五章『矛盾螺旋』
English: The Garden of Sinners Chapter 5: Paradox Spiral
German: the Garden of Sinners Film 5: Paradoxe Helix
French: the Garden of sinners Film 5: Spirale Contradictoire
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 16, 2008
Producers: Notes
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: ufotable
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.521 (scored by 129526129,526 users)
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Ranked: #1162
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Popularity: #987
Members: 233,805
Favorites: 4,550

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In November 1998, a double homicide occurs at the newly constructed Ogawa apartment complex in the heart of Mifune City. The murderer, Tomoe Enjou, has fled in a panic. To his astonishment, he is not pursued by the police and news of the incident has not been reported through media outlets. After Shiki Ryougi defends Tomoe from a group of thugs, she allows him to use her residence as a hideout. However, a few days later, Tomoe is shaken to discover that his mother is alive, even though he is convinced that he killed her.

Coincidentally, Mikiya Kokutou is investigating a tip that his associate Touko Aozaki receives regarding the murder at the unique apartment complex. As he uncovers more information about the incident, Mikiya takes a particular interest in Tomoe. Deciding to investigate him further, Mikiya soon discovers the disturbing truth of the foreboding Ogawa complex.

The fifth installment of the Kara no Kyoukai film series, Mujun Rasen combines an intricately constructed mystery with established themes and characters to produce a dark, thought-provoking story.

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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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Hirao, Takayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


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"Sprinter" by Kalafina


Mar 27, 2023
Wow. Just... Wow.

The Kara no Kyoukai series has been on my radar for quite some time, mostly due to its connection with Tsukihime and the rest of the Nasuverse. Up until this point, the series as a whole had been a solid 8, something I'll remember going forward but nothing to write home about. Mujun Rasen, or Paradox Spiral, is another matter. This movie is smarter than I am, and I don't say that lightly or to make fun of it. I sincerely mean that this film is more thought-provoking than I was able to comprehend.

As far as the writing goes, this is ...
Feb 19, 2023
Tomoe is just killing someone.
He's either too paranoid to keep a straight mind or too caught in the act, but for some reason, he couldn't stop stabbing the woman in her belly. And she is, his mother. He kept stabbing on and on, and at one point, he took out her intestines and finally confirmed, that he really did committed matricide, and runs away. When a postman arrives to the dead apartment with not a single soul around, he calls the cops. But when a cop arrived, the woman of the apartment, aka Tomoe's mother, simply asks them,
"What's wrong?"

One of the key characters is seen ...
Jul 21, 2020
Mixed Feelings
First four movies left us guessing a lot, so I expected a final info of some sort but didn't happen. A lot of raw information was displayed and it didn't quite catch my attention, as a result I wasn't fully invested.

Animation and Sound were amazing in this movie, there are some very nicely animated scenes and the music was straight outta SAO which is really good, the relationship between the characters wasn't so bad either.

Overall, it's a 6 (fine) for me, because I didn't understand the motives of the main villains, the magic powers of magus weren't explained at any point, but were ...

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