Kara no Kyoukai 2

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The Garden of sinners (Kara no Kyoukai – Rakkyo, Boundry of Emptiness – The Borderline of Emptiness) is a Japanese light novel series written by Kinoko Nasu, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and adapted into an anime series by Studio Ufotable (9 Movies and two OVAs).

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen) (the Garden of sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 2 – Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation, The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder) is the second movie of the anime series we are talking about.

If you are looking for a review of all the movies, you can check out post: Kara no Kyoukai Review: It is possible to contain the urge to kill?

There is our Kara no Kyoukai 2 review.

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen) Information

Kara no Kyoukai 2
  • Alternative Titles: the Garden of sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 2 – Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation – The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder
  • Type: Movie
  • Episodes: 1
  • Status: Finished Airing
  • Aired: December 29th, 2007
  • Producers: Notes
  • Licensors: Aniplex of America
  • Studios: Ufotable
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural, Thriller, Drama
  • Duration: 1 hr.
  • Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen) Story

In Winter 1995, Kokuto Mikiya meets at nightfall a girl with a blank stare and dressed in a blue kimono. A few days later, the young man finds her at the beginning of the school year: Shiki Ryougi will henceforth be his classmate.

Braving the cold and intimidating attitude of the girl, Kokuto Mikiya will gradually gain her confidence and become her friend. He will gradually get to know Shiki to the point of discovering her double personality.

At the same time, many atrocious crimes were committed in the city and the young man’s suspicions were directed against his new friend.

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Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen) Review

Kara no Kyoukai 2

In Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen), the main event is the meeting between Mikiya and Shiki. Mikiya is a Japanese student who has the heart on the hand.

When he meets Shiki, a cold and distant comrade, he can’t help wanting to get closer to her. She coldly accepts her company and warns him that it is a waste of time to want to make her his friend.

At the same time, corpses are found in the streets of the city, they have been dismembered. It seems that Shiki is involved, but Mikiya will convince himself otherwise.

In this Kara no Kyoukai movie 2, there is a crazy beauty and a care of the detail that leads the viewers in a poisonous atmosphere, in the image of the beauty of Shiki.

This attention is reflected as much in the composition of the backgrounds, in the image of the frightening bamboo forest, in the deadly verticality, as in particularly successful effects.

Like this short scene, where blood slowly flows through the grooves of a stone floor, in a strange and deadly atmosphere.

The colors chosen are warm and contrasting, for a stunning result, almost wet, moist. All these elements are very well put in picture, helped by a high-quality animation.

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The film is hardly talkative, it delights in its unspoken, dark areas that surround the personality of Shiki.

She is the real focus of the Garden of sinners episode 2, a poisoned beauty, whose mysteries will clash with Mikiya’s good intentions.

The Kara no Kyoukai 2 is dark and violent, with an applied and bewitching aesthetic. The themes developed here will not leave its characters or the viewers untouched.

Yuki Kajiura’s soundtrack is indeed a treat, composed of piano and flute pieces for the quietest scenes, and strident, electric noises, for those more distressing.

With such a high level of quality, such a special atmosphere, Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Zen) (the Garden of sinners Chapter 2: Murder Speculation Part A – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 2 – Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation, The Garden of Sinners: A Study in Murder) devours itself like a nothing in less than an hour.

It bodes well for the rest of the series that we will have to discover as soon as possible.

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