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
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, SuspenseSuspense
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.521 (scored by 132964132,964 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1292
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Popularity: #1018
Members: 240,157
Favorites: 4,595

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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hariu, Masayuki
Toba, Yousuke
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music

Ending Theme

"Sprinter" by Kalafina

Episode Videos


Feb 6, 2009
Kara no Kyoukai review Part 5

Wow. I have to say that this movie is enough to leave one speechless at times, and for a variety of reasons.

The fifth installment of the Kara no Kyoukai series, Mujun Rasen (Paradox Spiral), is somewhat of a departure from the previous four outings not just in terms of its running time (almost two hours), but also in terms of art direction and story.

Set around two months after Fukan Fuukei, the tale begins with a disjointed sequence of events that are gradually cleared up as the movie continues. The story itself centres around a boy named Enjou Tomoe, who is ...
Feb 1, 2009
*Some of the review got deleted... wtf? I'll try rewriting a little, but I can't guarantee success.

OK, so this is version 3 of my KnK 5 review after watching the movie for the second time and getting part of my first review deleted. The full summary part has been taken off to keep the size down (I spent a lot of time on that too). I will be more in-depth and critical this time around. Before you read this review or watch the movie, make sure you've watched the first 4 KnK movies. Scores are based on 2nd time around. Comments and private messages are ...
Jul 30, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Given that I haven't rated any of the other Kara no Kyoukai movies below an 8, the harsh drop here certainly disturbs the graph. Indeed, a 6 might seem incongruous—and for the acclaimed fifth movie of all things! Rather than waste everyone's time by ill-advisedly trying to compress this movie's problems into a pithy introductory hook, I'll simply quote the antagonist, Souren Araya, as he expounds upon his villainous motivations in a dying speech near the end of this movie, the second-lengthiest in the Kara no Kyoukai franchise. Read aloud in sonorous tones for full impact.

"Humans are hopeless. This is a story from long ago. ...

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