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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners

Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners

Alternative Titles

English: The Borderline of Emptiness
Synonyms: Rakkyo
Japanese: 空の境界 the Garden of sinners

Information

Type: Novel
Volumes: 2
Chapters: 10
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 1998 to Aug 1999
Authors: Type-Moon (Story & Art), Nasu, Kinoko (Story), Takeuchi, Takashi (Art)
Serialization: None

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Synopsis

A teenage girl, who possesses the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception", a supernatural ability that allows the user to see the "death" of everything in existence and kill the object by destroying its "origin". She recently recovered from a two-year coma caused by a traffic accident. Prior to the traffic accident, she originally had two personalities, a male personality named Shiki (織), and the original female personality Shiki (式). Children born into the Ryougi family are generally male and are raised with two personalities, so the male personality is customarily called the "yang" personality, while the female is called the "yin" personality. It is easy to tell which Shiki is speaking at a given time because they both have a distinct style of speaking, most notably that the female Shiki refers to herself with the pronoun watashi (私), while male Shiki refers to himself as ore (俺). After waking from her coma, Shiki discovers that she can no longer feel the male Shiki's presence and assumes that he died because of the accident. She also feels a detachment from her memories before the accident, and while she knows she is Shiki, she does not feel that she is. In the hopes of regaining herself and the "dead" Shiki, she puts on a cold facade that somewhat resembles the male Shiki's and tries to act as the female Shiki did. Touko understands the sense of detachment Shiki feels, but considers the current Shiki a third, new personality.

The series is regarded as being set in the same world as another TYPE-MOON series, Tsukihime, with Aoko Aozaki's sister Touko Aozaki being featured in this series and the protagonist of the series, Shiki Ryougi, possessing the same abilities as Tsukihime's protagonist, Shiki Tohno.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Background

Del Rey Manga announced in 2009 that they would be releasing the Kara no Kyoukai novels in English. However, the publisher went defunct before this could happen.

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Kokutou, Mikiya
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Araya, Souren
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Asagami, Fujino
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Kokutou, Azaka
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Enjou, Tomoe
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bleachsai
Mar 24, 2015
Have you ever been so elated about a decision that you made which brought you an indescribable elation and great fruition to you?
Well, I, for once felt that joy when I opted to read the novel of Kara no Kyoukai (KnK) rather than watching the movie series first. Right after I read the novel, I watched the films (obviously, the animation just blew me away) and then the thought came to me that if I had watched the films first, then I could not have understood almost the entire story behind each and every incident that occurred in that world.

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