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Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Review: Beautiful Conclusion

After having reviewed the six prequels of the Kara no Kyoukai series, I am writing this Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) (English: the Garden of sinners Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part B – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 7 – Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation (Part 2) – The Garden of Sinners: …not nothing heart) review based on the information we have up to now for the characters, storyline and so on.

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

Let’s start our Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) review.

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Information

  • Alternative Titles: the Garden of sinners Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part B – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 7 – Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation (Part 2) – The Garden of Sinners: …not nothing heart
  • Type: Movie
  • Episodes: 1
  • Status: Finished Airing
  • Aired: Aug 8, 2009
  • Producers: Notes
  • Licensors: Aniplex of America
  • Studios: Ufotable
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Thriller, Romance, Supernatural
  • Duration: 2 hr. 1 min.
  • Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Synopsis

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Synopsis

It is February 1999, four years have passed since the first series of murders in the town of Mifume (see: Kara No Kyoukai Movie 2).

To date, seven more murders have been committed, bringing the total number of homicides to thirteen. The police, accused of incompetence in this investigation, think that it is the same murderer.

Mikiya Kokutou starts to suspect his friend Shiki Ryougi again, even though she is free of her double personality. In full disarray, the young man tries to spend a maximum of time with Shiki in order to remove this nagging doubt which took hold of him.

But the young woman wanders most of the time in the dark streets of the city: is she looking for answers about her past or a potential victim?

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Review

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Story

Let’s start with the issues with the Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go). First of all, this Garden of Sinners Chapter 7 uses a lot of flashbacks. While it’s obvious that they are being used to connect this Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation (Part 2) and the Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation (Part 1) more intimately, they also go overboard with it, spending more time with the flashbacks than they need to.

The big problem with this Kara no Kyoukai 7, however, is with the “Philosophizing”. The movie makes an effort to comment on the nature of killing. The issue is that its commentary is excessively naive and really not well thought out.

Basically, the answer we get is that murder is done when someone’s feelings toward another person overflow, and need an exit and that killing occurs when a being that no longer qualifies as human slaughters a lot of people.

Really? Then, I would like to see where to classify people who kill in self-defense, soldiers, someone who kills a relative because he wants to inherit money…

How about Asagami Fujino from the Kara no Kyoukai Movie 3? You may remember her as the one who completely justifiably murdered a group of gangsters. She wasn’t inhuman, nor did the movie’s narrative treat her as such.

This philosophy is bollocks and yet the Kara no Kyoukai 7 treats it as though it’s profound and significant.

Moving on to the positive aspects of Kara no Kyoukai 7. The Garden of Sinners Chapter 7 is really well paced and it excels at building tension.

The first part of the movie was dedicated to Mikiya’s investigation, and then it proceeds very naturally from there.

The story, overall, is really well done with mystery and thrilling elements that work really successfully.

The climax is really good working on multiple levels. There are also some cleverly done scary moments, particularly towards the end of the Kara no Kyoukai 7.

The Garden of Sinners Movie 7 also brought many plot threads from the previous six Movies to their own resolutions, and does that really well.

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Characters

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Characters

The Kara no Kyoukai characters reach a climax in this 7th movie. All that you knew and didn’t know about them meets here.

Kokutou Mikiya starts expressing his love toward Shiki Ryougi, and you see him in a new darker light.

You may find yourself wondering “Is this the same guy from the Garden of Sinners movie 2, or someone else?” the change is pretty noticeable.

Shiki and her counterpart SHIKI’s motives are explained and the point of view that you have of her will also change from the start to the end of this Kara no Kyoukai movie 7.

Araya has much less of a role than in the previous Kara no Kyoukai movies. He does appear, but he doesn’t intervene much.

The new character, Shirazumi Lio, was briefly shown in earlier movies, but is introduced as Shiki’s “stalker”.

Lio is an important character that explains a lot of what happened in the second movie which was essentially the catalyst for the entire series.

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Animation & Artwork

The Kara no Kyoukai 7 animation and artwork are great as seen in the previous movies. The fighting scenes are so high tension that you can’t help but move a little in your seat every time the camera switches angles.

Ufotable, which also worked on Fate Series uses the same kind of art style, so if you liked those you should also like the way this movie is animated. Some animation scenes are just mind-blowing.

The chiaroscuro used in this anime really improves the overall experience. The horror scenes in this Kara no Kyoukai 7 are very worrisome, not because of the what is

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Music & OST

Needless to say, with Yuki Kajiura behind it, the Kara no Kyoukai 7 music is nothing short of splendid. The music flows well with the show, reflecting the various melancholic setting perfectly, and Shiki’s battle Theme is addictive.

The opening song was really creepy, and fitted this Garden of Sinners Chapter 7 pretty well. The ending song like all Kara No Kyoukai ending songs, fits the movie well, using lyrics that actually relate to what you just saw.

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) Overall

If you’re a fan of Kara no Kyoukai Series, or of TYPE-MOON, then Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Go) (the Garden of sinners Chapter 7: Murder Speculation Part B – Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Movie 7 – Borderline of Emptiness: Murder Speculation (Part 2) – The Garden of Sinners: …not nothing heart) is a movie that you should definitely watch.

As a standalone movie, it holds its own against many other releases, but when the series is taken as a whole the movie is raised to a new level.

That being said, in order to fully appreciate the differences between Kara no Kyoukai 7 andthe previous movies,it will be better to watch the rest of the Garden of Sinners anime series first, as while each episode serves as an independent tale, this particular movie has been designed to convey an ending.

Kara no Kyoukai anime series may not be to everyone’s tastes, but whether you like it or not, the one incontestable fact is that the franchise makes a great advertisement for the potential inherent in the anime industry.

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Mannou-Sama

A self-proclaimed otaku who have watched more than 1300 anime and aim to watch more than 2000. Japan and its culture intrigue me. I will be recommending you anime that will add both value and entertainment.
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