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Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners

Novel, vol.2 (1998)

 

Information:

Genres: Dementia, Demons, Mystery, Fantasy, Horror, Magic, School, Supernatural, Psychological, Doujinshi
Release Date: Oct 1998 to Aug 1999
Type: Novel (1998)
Volumes: 2, Chapters: 10

Alternative names:

The Borderline of Emptiness
空の境界 the Garden of sinners
Rakkyo
A teenage girl, who possesses the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception", a supernatural ability that allows the user to see the "death" of everything in existence and kill the object by destroying its "origin". 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 (織), and the original female personality Shiki (式). Children born into the Ryougi family are generally male and are raised with two personalities, so the male personality is customarily called the "yang" personality, while the female is called the "yin" personality. It is easy to tell which Shiki is speaking at a given time because they both have a distinct style of speaking, most notably that the female Shiki refers to herself with the pronoun watashi (私), while male Shiki refers to himself as ore (俺). 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 facade that somewhat resembles the male Shiki's and tries to act as the female Shiki did. Touko understands the sense of detachment Shiki feels, but considers the current Shiki a third, new personality.
The series is regarded as being set in the same world as another TYPE-MOON series, Tsukihime, with Aoko Aozaki's sister Touko Aozaki being featured in this series and the protagonist of the series, Shiki Ryougi, possessing the same abilities as Tsukihime's protagonist, Shiki Tohno.

Production:

Type-Moon (Story & Art),
Kinoko Nasu (Story),
Takashi Takeuchi (Art)

Related anime:

Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei Movie, 2007, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 1) Movie, 2007, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu Movie, 2008, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai 4: Garan no Dou Movie, 2008, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen Movie, 2008, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon Movie, 2008, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 2) Movie, 2009, Adaptation
The Garden of Sinners: Epilogue OVA, 2011, Adaptation
Kara no Kyoukai Remix: Gate of Seventh Heaven Movie, 2009, Adaptation

Related manga:

Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin Light Novel, 2008, Side story
Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners Manga, 2011, Alternative version
All Around Type-Moon Manga, 2008, Alternative setting

Related characters:

Shiki Ryougi
Shiki Ryougi
Touko Aozaki
Touko Aozaki
Mikiya Kokutou
Mikiya Kokutou
Azaka Kokutou
Azaka Kokutou
Souren Araya
Souren Araya
Fujino Asagami
Fujino Asagami
Kirie Fujyou
Kirie Fujyou
Tomoe Enjou
Tomoe Enjou
Cornelius Alba
Cornelius Alba
Misaya Ouji
Misaya Ouji
Satsuki Kurogiri
Satsuki Kurogiri
Lio Shirazumi
Lio Shirazumi
Daisuke Akimi
Daisuke Akimi
Kaede Enjou
Kaede Enjou
Takayuki Enjou
Takayuki Enjou
Keita Minato
Keita Minato