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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Kara no Kyoukai  Reply with quote

Excelent anime, when saw the fighting scene (ep. 1), on the roof, I was immediately hooked. And then the song...Very Happy
Today, finish watching ep. 5, and wanted to share with you. Ep. 6, will be released around May... Crying or Very sad
Kara no Kyoukai (lit. Boundary of Emptiness) is a Japanese novel series, authored by Kinoko Nasu and illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi. It is also known under the nickname Rakkyo. Its subtitle is The Garden of Sinners.

The anime is divided into seven episodes, which are animated by the studio ufotable.
1- Overlooking View,
2- A Study in Murder (Part 1),
3- Remaining Sense of Pain,
4- The Hollow Shrine
5- Spiral Paradox,
6- Oblivion Recorder,
7- A Study in Murder (Part 2)

Check this song, amazing (I'm addicted) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzjTtNbbQVU&feature=related Very Happy

Each of the theme songs to the series are performed by Kalafina, a project formed by Yuki Kajiura.

Major characters
Shiki Ryōgi- A teenaged girl, who possesses the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception", a supernatural ability that allows the user to see the inherent mortality of everything, which is shown by having a rainbow-like color in her pupils. She recently recovered from a two-year coma caused by a traffic accident. Prior to the traffic accident, she originally had two personalities, a male personality named SHIKI, and the original female personality Shiki. After waking from her coma, Shiki discovers that she can no longer feel the male SHIKI's presence and assumes that he died because of the accident. She also feels a detachment from her memories before the accident, and while she knows she is Shiki, she does not feel that she is. In the hopes of regaining herself and the "dead" Shiki, she puts on a cold façade that somewhat resembles the female Shiki's and tries to act as the male SHIKI did.

Mikiya Kokutō- Shiki's friend who, two years ago, made a promise with Shiki to attend college. He discovers a doll at an exhibition his friend asked him to attend and falls in love with its flawless craftsmanship. He is so charmed by it that he seeks out the maker, Tōko Aozaki, and then finds her residence. With his hopes of attending college with Shiki crushed because of her coma, he drops out of college to work under Tōko as an assistant investigator. Tōko holds hisinvestigative skills with high-regard because of his ability to find her workplace, an abandoned building hidden to all except those who wish to find it.

Tōko Aozaki- Appearing as a puppet maker, Tōko is actually a powerful sorceress. She runs a business in an abandoned building called Garan no Dō, a design agency that sell their work (range from architectures to craftsmanships) to whoever are interested, though Mikiya believes that Tōko is simply forcing what she wants to make on the customers. As the company only consist of only herself and Mikiya, she is the sole designer while Mikiya takes the job of her secretary. Due to Tōko's connection with the Magic Association, the agency occasionally takes on supernatural or otherwise abnormal cases despite Tōko has ran away and distance herself from the organization long ago. She is the sister of Tsukihime's Aoko Aozaki, with whom she does not share a particularly good relationship.

(Taken form Wikipedia) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kara_no_Kyoukai
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody... Crying or Very sad

I really love this...ok, no problem, I will try to sell this to you... Very Happy , like the other guy said "You don't know the power of the dark side!" Laughing  Laughing

The first time I saw this, I felt similar when I saw Makoto work  (animation quality), watch the water (2m54s), the roof fight scene and of course the eyes (1m35s) Very Happy  


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXRWxfKBVTU&feature=related (watch in high quality) Wink

It's not as violent as it seems Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just found a place to watch this so I'll check out the movies.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear! *jumps around*
I was so excited when I first heard about this anime, I watched episode 01 - Overlooking View months ago; the animation was excellent indeed although in my opinion, as far as I remember, the character design could have been better. But I forgot about this series of movies when I got all busy with final year exams. Damn it.
I'll watch the other episodes and return with some opinions as soon as I finish them. Can't believe I didn't stay informed about this.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So like we say in Portugal "Poucos mas bons" (few but good) Laughing  Laughing

My first impression, was the quality of animation, and the fighting scenes (I normaly don't like anime with much blood, just the necessary Very Happy ), there are some scenes (ep 2), that are a little to much...but you son forget it (I'm sure I did) Wink

And what about those eyes Very Happy ...(I'll search for contact lenses for my wife) Laughing  Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found the soundtrack for the first four movies of this series; can you say "lovely"?  Harmonizing female vocals layered over strings, piano, and acoustic guitar accompaniment is my weakness...

Anybody know when the next movie is supposed to be out?
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Part 6

Animated film: Oblivion Recorder
Director Takahiro Miura
Studio ufotable
Released December 20, 2008 (Theatrical), ? (DVD)
Runtime 59 minutes


Part 7, and final

Animated film: A Study in Murder (part 2)
Studio ufotable
Released 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Kara no Kyoukai Reply with quote

IsUa wrote:
Excelent anime, when saw the fighting scene (ep. 1), on the roof, I was immediately hooked. And then the song...Very Happy
Today, finish watching ep. 5, and wanted to share with you. Ep. 6, will be released around May... Crying or Very sad


... 15/6, and still no ep. 6 Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subs for episode 7 just came out, and it's a 2-hour doozy.  Kindof a mixed-bag for me as this movie seemed to meander a bit too long for my tastes.  Fortunately, the ending was nearly spot on, if a bit too stretched out.  

Looks like there will be an "8th" movie; basically a DVD-only release as a epilogue to the whole series.

This series definitely deserves the Blu-ray treatment.  It can go from gorgeously brilliant to disturbingly gory in an instant; 1080p would really show it off well... Wink

The whole movie series gets a solid 8/10 from me.  And I'm someone who's very unfamiliar with "Naru"-style writing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm...

Just finished the seventh film, and with it; the series. It seemed to me to be an interesting and multi-faceted work, something which will require a few additional viewings to really understand. I enjoyed it though, the animation was superb and the characters were better than average. The non-linear plot was a nice progressive touch too.

zitch wrote:
The whole movie series gets a solid 8/10 from me.  And I'm someone who's very unfamiliar with "Naru"-style writing.


I think I mostly agree with Zitch's analysis, though I might change my mind if I rewatch the series.

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