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Introduction

“the Garden of sinners” is a series of hit cult novels written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON (“Tsukihime -Lunar Legend-,” “Fate/stay night”) and published in the KODANSHA BOX series. The best-selling novel series has since been adapted into seven fully-animated theatrical films by one of the most renowned anime studios, ufotable (“Fate/Zero,” “Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works]”). Each corresponding movie directly covers each of the original seven chapters. In Japan, the series of movies were released in theaters, beginning December 2007. Each successive release became a box office smash with record high attendance.

After lying in a coma for two years caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents. Are they a foreshadowing that leads to something even more tragic and ominous? Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? In this modern occult-action thriller, Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for her purpose for living.

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the Garden of sinners

Blu-ray Disc Box

Available on 09.11.2018

DISC SPEC

  • Language:Japanese (5.1 & 2.0)
  • Subtitle:Japanese & English
  • Episodes:7 movies & Bonus "Final Chapter: the Garden of sinners”
  • Number of Disc:8 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Timeapprox. 530 min
  • Rating:16 UP

BONUS CONTENTS

  • Final Chapter: the Garden of sinners on Disc 8
  • "Pre-show Reminder" short video per movie

BONUS MATERIALS & PACKAGE

  • Deluxe 32-page Booklet
  • Rigid Box Illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi (Original Character Design)

* Bonus contents subject to change

  • SRP$319.98
  • Retail price$249.98

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the Garden of sinners

DVD Box Standard Edition

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DVD DETAILS

  • ALL 7 movies & 1 Special Episode on 8 DVD discs
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Bonus videos: “Theater Pre-show Reminder” videos
  • 8 digi-paks inside deluxe rigid box
  • Each digi-pak features the original illustration by Takashi Takeuchi

BONUS MATERIALS

  • Bonus videos: “Theater Pre-show Reminder” videos
  • 36-page Deluxe Booklet featuring messages from directors and production staff, Japanese cover gallery and more
  • A set of 14 postcards

Staff & Cast

STAFF

  • Original Story:Kinoko Nasu (Published in Kodansha Novels)
  • Director: Ei Aoki (Chapter 1)
  • Takuya Nonaka (Chapter 2)
  • Mitsuru Obunai (Chapter 3)
  • Teiichi Takiguchi (Chapter 4)
  • Takayuki Hirao (Chapter 5)
  • Takahiro Miura (Chapter 6)
  • Shinsuke Takizawa (Chapter 7)
  • Hikaru Kondo (Final Chapter)
  • Character Concept:Takashi Takeuchi
  • Character Designer & Animation Director: Tomonori Sudou/Takuro Takahashi/Mitsuru Obunai
  • Screenplay: Masaki Hiramatsu (ufotable)
  • Music: Yuki Kajiura
  • Art Directors: Koji Watanabe
  • Art Director:Nobutaka Ike / Kazuo Ogura
  • Shooting Directors: Yuichi Terao / Shigeji Matsuda
  • 3D Director: Shintaro Nakamura
  • Color Setting:Emi Chiba
  • Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
  • Production Manager: Noboru Suzuki
  • Producer: Hikaru Kondo
  • Animation Production by: ufotable
  • Distributed by: Aniplex Inc.
  • Produced by: the Garden of sinners The Movie Committee

CAST

  • Shiki Ryougi:Maaya Sakamoto
  • Mikiya Kokutou: Kenichi Suzumura
  • Touko Aozaki: Takako Honda
  • Azaka Kokutou: Ayumi Fujimura
  • Kirie Fujou: Rie Tanaka
  • Souren Araya: Jouji Nakata
  • Fujino Asagami:Mamiko Noto
  • Daisuke Akimi: Hiroki Touchi
  • Misaya Ouji: Nana Mizuki
  • Satsuki Kurogiri:Ryotaro Okiayu
  • Rio Shirazumi:Soichiro Hoshi

recalled out summer

August 1998. At this moment, serial bomber Meruka Kuramitsu is certain of victory. Flip a switch. In the ensuing explosion, Shiki Ryougi’s body will scatter into pieces. Can Shiki survive the battle against this person with precognitive power?

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recalled out summer –extra chorus–

Shiki ends up keeping a black cat while Mikiya Kokutou is out of town. Meanwhile, Ririsu Miyasuki, a student of Reien Girls’ Academy, suffers from the loss of her best friend who committed suicide by jumping off the Fujou Building. When she tries to kill herself, she encounters her classmate Asagami Fujino, who has psychokinetic power.

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the Garden of sinners -recalled out summer-

Limited Edition Blu-ray Set

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DVD DETAILS

  • ALL 7 movies & 1 Special Episode on 8 DVD discs
  • Japanese with English subtitles
  • Bonus videos: “Theater Pre-show Reminder” videos
  • 8 digi-paks inside deluxe rigid box
  • Each digi-pak features the original illustration by Takashi Takeuchi

BONUS MATERIALS

  • Bonus videos: “Theater Pre-show Reminder” videos
  • 36-page Deluxe Booklet featuring messages from directors and production staff, Japanese cover gallery and more
  • A set of 14 postcards

Story

Chapter 1

Thanatos. (Overlooking View)
-September, 1998

In the city where Shiki lives, something triggers a spate of mysterious schoolgirl suicides. The connection between the girls who leapt to their deaths is unclear, although all of them have jumped from the Fujou Building, a skyscraper scheduled to be demolished. Meanwhile, Mikiya, after having gone near the Fujou Building, has fallen into a coma. Shiki heads to the Fujou Building herself to save Mikiya. And waiting for her there…is Kirie Fujou. The girls' suicides and Mikiya's coma were all caused by Kirie. Terminal illness had left her bedridden and immobile in a hospital, but one day, she acquires a spiritual body, a separate entity from herself.

Chapter 2

…and nothing heart. (Murder Speculation Part A)
-1995

Mikiya Kokutou meets a girl who has a mysterious gaze, and falls in love with her. That April, at his high school entrance ceremony, Mikiya is reunited with the girl. The girl's name is Shiki Ryougi. Shiki keeps others at a distance, but as Mikiya interacts with her, she gradually opens up to him, though not without trepidation. Meanwhile, the city has been rattled by a series of bizarre murders. There are no known links between victims, and the motive is unclear. One day, Mikiya meets “SHIKI,” another personality that resides within Shiki. Mikiya suspects who the murderer is, but at the same time, he decides to believe in Shiki. An astonishing secret awaits him, but he doesn’t find out until three years later….

Chapter 3

ever cry, never life. (Remaining Sense of Pain)
-July 1998

One night, Mikiya helps a girl who is lying doubled over with stomach pains. Around that time, a number of dismembered bodies are found throughout the city. The murder victims are torn apart so badly that they don't seem like the work of a human. Shiki finds the perpetrator of those crimes, who turns out to be the girl that Mikiya had saved. Her name is Fujino Asagami. Like Shiki, who possesses the Mystical Eyes of Death Perception, Fujino has the psychokinetic power to bend anything. At the end of a battle, what Shiki decides is….

Chapter 4

garan-no-dou. (The Hollow Shrine)
-June 1998

After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. One day, Shiki is visited by Touko Aozaki, a wizard and proprietor of a studio called "Garan no Dou." Due to the loss of her alternate personality, Shiki has lost not only any memory of her accident, but also any real sense that she's alive and spends her days as a mere empty shell of herself. Strange, enigmatic beings begin to attack her, trying to take control of her body, now that her soul is hollow. However, one day, she confronts the attackers who've resorted to force and Shiki makes the decision to fight of her own volition.

Chapter 5

Paradox Paradigm
- November 1998

Shiki meets a boy named Tomoe Enjou, a runaway who claims to be a murderer. Shiki allows Tomoe to use her apartment as his hideout. And from that day onward, their strange cohabitation begins. But then one day, Tomoe sees his mother whom he's sure he's killed. Shiki and Tomoe head for the Enjou residence in the Ogawa Complex where the two see Tomoe's parents alive! There Shiki encounters a mage named Souren Araya and finds that he is the mastermind behind all of the incidents involving her up to then. Shiki finds herself trapped within spirals of paradox. And this is only the beginning of a vicious plot by Souren Araya, the powerful sorcerer and archrival of Touko.

Chapter 6

Fairy Tale. (Oblivion Recording)
- January 1999

Apprentice mage Azaka Kokutou, Mikiya’s younger sister, has been ordered by her mentor, Touko Aozaki, to investigate a certain incident in which fairies steal the memories of students at Azaka's school, Reien Academy. Azaka launches an investigation with the help of Shiki who can see fairies. As the investigation proceeds, Shiki finds out that Misaya Ouji, a student body president, is the one who controls fairies. However, the mastermind who gave her the power is Satsuki Kurogiri, a magus who controls words. Ironically, thanks to Satsuki’s magic, Shiki remembers that she had encountered Souren Araya and what he had told her two years ago.

Chapter 7

……not nothing heart. (Murder Speculation Part B)
-February 1999

Shiki awakes from her coma and starts to live a new life. Meanwhile, a series of murders are occurring after four years of silence. “Who is the murderer?” The incidents remind her of a murderous impulse hidden inside her soul and “SHIKI,” her lost alternate persona. While Shiki searches for a suspect, Mikiya also starts an investigation of his own to prove Shiki is innocent. As he follows a lead of a drug dealer, Mikiya comes across Rio Shirazumi, who was a senior at his high school. Mikiya finds out that Rio is the one who sells the drug called “blood chip” and tries to convince him to stop, but he is instead harmed by Rio.

© KINOKO NASU / Kodansha, Aniplex, Notes, ufotable
© KINOKO NASU / Seikaisha, Aniplex, Kodansha, Notes, ufotable