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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Paradox Spiral (2008)

Gekijô ban Kara no kyôkai: Dai go shô - Mujun rasen (original title)
November 1998: A young man swears he committed a heinous crime, he looks in the news, but nobody talks about what happened, even when the police find the alleged victims ... alive and ... See full summary »

Director:

Takaaki Hirao

Writers:

Kinoko Nasu (novel), Masaki Hiramatsu (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maaya Sakamoto ... Shiki Ryogi (voice)
Ken'ichi Suzumura ... Mikiya Kokutou (voice)
Takako Honda Takako Honda ... Touko Aozaki (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Souren Araya (voice)
Kôji Yusa Kôji Yusa ... Cornelius Alba (voice)
Tetsuya Kakihara Tetsuya Kakihara ... Tomoe Enjou (voice)
Ayumi Fujimura Ayumi Fujimura ... Azaka Kokutou (voice)
Miki Itô ... Kaede Enjou / Tomoe's mother (voice)
Jin Yamanoi Jin Yamanoi ... Takayuki Enjou / Tomoe's Father (voice)
Makoto Yasumura Makoto Yasumura ... Akitaka Suzurigi (voice)
Daisuke Matsuo Daisuke Matsuo ... Man (voice)
Kenichi Saeki Kenichi Saeki ... Man (voice)
Manabu Sakamaki Manabu Sakamaki ... Detective (voice)
Takayuki Masuda Takayuki Masuda ... Detective (voice)
Tatsuya Kamijo Tatsuya Kamijo ... Salaryman (voice)
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November 1998: A young man swears he committed a heinous crime, he looks in the news, but nobody talks about what happened, even when the police find the alleged victims ... alive and unharmed. He says that he has done it and wants the aid of Shiki. Behind this seemingly senseless event, there is a large apartment building in which is woven a very convoluted plot in which Touko's past is involved. Will Shiki and Mikiya discover the truth? Can all of them escape from the spiral? Written by Nolberto Roa

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 August 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

El Jardín de los Pecadores: La Paradoja de la Espiral See more »

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Aniplex, Kôdansha, Notes See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tomoe's apartment is 405, and his "real" is the apartment 415, all events occur on the fourth floor of the building. In Japan, words for "death" and "four" are pronounced the same. See more »

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In the alley, Shiki knocks out two of the Tomoe's pursuers. All of them are unconscious on the floor next to Shiki. But in the next shot, there is no one on the floor. Tomoe and Shiki are alone. See more »

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[first lines]
Kaede Enjou: Tomoe... Just die, please.
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Scene after credits, scenes from the sequel. See more »


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Music, Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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Garden of Sinners 5: Paradox Paradigm
18 January 2019 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

Set in November of 1998 a young man, Tomoe Enjou, is convinced that he has killed his parents; a burglar who later enters their apartment finds the bodies and reports the crime to the police; strangely when they go around they find the couple alive and well. Tomoe meets Shiki who invites him to stay in her flat despite him telling her what he did. After staying with her for some time they return to the apartment block where he lived and she realises that there is something very strange about the building. In a second plot arc, Toko learns of the murder case from a friend on the police force and asks Mikiya to investigate. This leads him to start looking at the apartment building and its strange design. Before the case is solved our protagonists will have to face dangerous foes and solve the mystery of the building.

I've enjoyed the previous instalments in this film series but this is probably my favourite so far. The set-up is impressive with interesting questions being raised. As the story progresses more questions are raised and just as Shiki's plot arc reaches a crescendo we switch to Mikiya's arc. This answers some questions and raises others leading to the final arc where the sense of danger increases for our protagonists and we get some interesting twists which I hadn't seen coming. As one would expect everything looks great with moments of stunningly kinetic action. It must be noted that it is quite gory at times; to a degree that might disturb some viewers. Overall I'd say this is a great addition to the 'Garden of Sinners' film series; I'm sure the vast majority of fans will love this one.

These comments are based on watching the film in Japanese with English subtitles.


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