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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners, A Study in Murder: Part 1 (2007)

Gekijô ban Kara no kyôkai: Dai ni shô - Satsujin kôsatsu (zen) (original title)
August 1995: Mikiya first meets Shiki in a white kimono during a snowing day. Later on, at the high school freshmen ceremony, Mikiya sees Shiki in the crowd and chases after her, ... See full summary »

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Kinoko Nasu (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Maaya Sakamoto ... Shiki Ryogi (voice)
Ken'ichi Suzumura ... Mikiya Kokutou (voice)
Takako Honda Takako Honda ... Touko Aozaki (voice)
Hiroki Touchi Hiroki Touchi ... Daisuke Akimi (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Souren Araya (voice)
Sôichirô Hoshi Sôichirô Hoshi ... Lio Shirazumi (voice)
Shoji Nakata Shoji Nakata ... Gakuto (voice)
Kaori Akashi Kaori Akashi ... Kokutou's mother (voice)
Ryou Sugisaki Ryou Sugisaki ... Shiki's father (voice)
Makoto Yasumura Makoto Yasumura ... Akitaka Suzurigi (voice)
Takayuki Masuda Takayuki Masuda ... Detective (voice)
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Storyline

August 1995: Mikiya first meets Shiki in a white kimono during a snowing day. Later on, at the high school freshmen ceremony, Mikiya sees Shiki in the crowd and chases after her, introducing himself to her. But Shiki hides a big secret: A wave of bizarre murders occur around many loose ends, and no suspects. there are still many questions: Who to believe? Who is the murderer? What is the secret of Shiki? and especially: Who is SHIKI? Written by Nolberto Roa

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 December 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El Jardín de los Pecadores: La Investigación de un Homicidio - Primera parte See more »

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Trivia

When Kokutou is out with SHIKI on their "date," the two cat dolls that they win from the UFO catcher is an allusion to Len and her white counterpart from the Tsukihime universe. As Len is mostly passive in nature, White Len represents the opposite with a very active and aggressive personality which is portrayed by the opposing look on their faces. Both Len and White Len can change from human into cat form where they wear a black and white bow around their necks, respectively. See more »

Goofs

Mikiya is wounded in the left forearm, in the next shot he is pursued by Shiki, the arm appears intact. See more »

Quotes

Mikiya Kokutou: [Smiling] You look so distant as usual, Shiki
Shiki Ryogi: The weather is nice right now, but I guess it will begin to cool soon.
Mikiya Kokutou: Are you going to keep using that even in the winter?
Shiki Ryogi: Probably, but will be fine, because I put something else on top.
Mikiya Kokutou: [Smiling] Then there is something you can use over a kimono?
[Mikiya gets up from the chair]
Shiki Ryogi: Sure
Mikiya Kokutou: [as he leaves the classroom] Hey, What about a leather jacket?
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Crazy Credits

Scene after credits, then scenes from sequel. See more »

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References Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Kimi ga Hikari ni Kaete Iku
Music, Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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The Garden of Sinners: Ch. 2 - ...And Nothing Heart (Murder Speculation Part One)
26 December 2018 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

This, the second instalment in the 'The Garden on Sinners' series is set three years prior to the events of the first story. It shows how Mikiya Kokutou meets, and later befriends, Shiki when they are at school. She is a mysterious girl; it is almost as if she belongs in another time as she wears a kimono and lives in a traditional house. There is also something sinister about her as illustrated in a rather disturbing early scene where she comes across the aftermath of traffic accident. That isn't the only violence; an unknown attacker has been killing people in the city. Mikiya learns details about the case from his cousin, who is a detective on the case, and starts to worry that Shiki could be involved somehow.

I really enjoyed the opening film but thought this managed to be even better. We learn much more about the characters of Mikiya and Shiki as the story moves on in ways I didn't expect. These details serve to raise many questions about Shiki that should keep one wondering about her character for some time. Once again the animation is stunning; especially during the scenes in a bamboo forest. It is quite violent at times and the descriptions of what the killer does means that it will disturb some viewers. Overall a great second instalment which fans of the series should really enjoy.


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