Continuing my reviews of Kara no Kyoukai movies (the Garden of sinners anime series), we have Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu (the Garden of sinners Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 3, Borderline of Emptiness: Remaining Sense of Pain, The Garden of Sinners: ever cry, never life).
Let’s not waste any more time and get on with this Kara no Kyoukai 3 review.
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu Information
- Alternative Titles: the Garden of sinners Chapter 3: Remaining Sense of Pain – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 3 – Borderline of Emptiness: Remaining Sense of Pain – The Garden of Sinners: ever cry, never life
- Type: Movie
- Episodes: 1
- Status: Finished Airing
- Aired: Feb 9, 2008
- Producers: Notes
- Licensors: Aniplex of America
- Studios: Ufotable
- Source: Light novel
- Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller
- Duration: 59 min.
- Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu Story
In July 1998 in an underground bar that serves as a hideout for a gang of young debauchees, a girl is sexually abused. Her face shows no emotion, as if she felt no pain.
At nightfall, while Kokutou Mikiya is walking around town, he meets a high school student wearing the same uniform as his sister’s in a corner of a dark alley. Seeming to suffer from the belly, he takes her home so that she can rest? but the girl disappears during Kokutou’s sleep.
The next day on the news we learn that several victims were found with twisted body, folded in an abandoned bar. The Aozaki Touko agency where Kokutou Mikiya works is responsible for finding Fujino Asagami, suspected of being the perpetrator of these murders.
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu Review
In Kara no Kyoukai 3, we do get a proper introduction to Shiki’s supernatural ability: “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception”.
We are not told precisely this supernatural power work, but it does allow Shiki Ryougi to counter Fujino Asagami’s psychic powers, so that’s a plus.
As for the characters, Aozaki Touko gets a surprising amount of focus. However, we still don’t know much about her, but we certainly see more of her personality.
On the other hand, there is not much focus on Shiki Ryougi and Mikiya Kokutou. Shiki seems to be basically stuck in her SHIKI persona (the Ying Side), but aside from that, not much else.
For more details about Shiki Ryougi double personality, you can check our review of all Kara no Kyoukai movies here.
As for Kokutou Mikiya, the Kara no Kyoukai movie 3 just highlights how nice he really is. I mean, he knows that Minato Keita raped a woman many times, but he still decides to protect him.
We are also introduced to two more characters in the Kara no Kyoukai 3. The first is Mikiya’s little sister Kokutou Azaka. She seems like a lovely girl, but you can tell she and Shiki don’t get along.
But of course, the second character who actually matters is Asagami Fujino, the movie’s main antagonist.
To start off with, she can’t even feel pain, and she was also raped many times until her sense of pain disappeared. This sense of pain repression created on her a desire for a killing spree, wanting to kill all of those bastards, but is there more to it than just that?
Asagami Fujino is the seemingly innocent woman with a tragic backstory that does a lot of terrible stuff and yet everyone forgives her because she is a victim of circumstances.
Asagami Fujino does things that are wrong, she knows that they are wrong, yet she can’t help but do them. That allows us to ultimately sympathize with her.
Kara no Kyoukai movie 3 has no real fight, but we got an absolutely thrilling one between Asagami Fujino and Ryougi Shiki.
Now, are there any problems with this Graden of sinners movie 3? Well, I wouldn’t say it’s a problem, but you need to have a high tolerance for topics like rape in order to enjoy this movie.
In addition, watching Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu is an emotionally draining experience.
So overall, Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu is an enjoyable movie. It’s funny when it needs to, yet dark when it is appropriate.