Kara No Kyoukai Watch Order Guide

Kara No Kyoukai Watch Order Guide

I think in some way everyone is interested in thriller literature in varying amounts.

We all have either watched cult classic murder mysteries, read Agatha Christie’s masterpieces, anime that have a thrilling plotline with supernatural overlays or read manga that gave us chills.

I hope you guys relate to at least one of these!

If you enjoy thrillers and crime-related shows and don’t mind a little bit of fantasy I think Kara no Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners) is a perfect watch for you!

The plot begins with a series of suspicious suicides which just do not add up! After investigating in detail there seem to be absurd connections between the suicides making the cases kind of supernatural.

The glaring similarity between the suicides being that in all the cases the victims are high school girls and they have all jumped to death from the top of a building that was actually going to be bulldozed soon.

In total there are seven Kara no Kyoukai (Garden of Sinners) movies released in the span of two years 2008 to 2009. If it was so simple as to just watch it in the broadcast order we wouldn’t be making this article now, would we?

There are two ways of doing this correctly, a simple basic order, the Broadcast Order, and the way for the advanced fans of Kara no Kyoukai, the Chronological Order but before getting into the anime watch orders why don’t we get to know the anime first!

We shall tell you about the first three of the series to give you a juicy introduction to the anime!

Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei

Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei

The first released in the series Fukan Fuukei came out in May 2008.

As we all know a good series requires a good start and a good setup of the scenes for the upcoming movies to follow.

Though it is not the first chronologically Fukan Fuukei sets the scene almost perfectly for the watcher for the upcoming movies to amaze you even more.

The series of events in Fukan Fuukei gives a better understanding to a first-time watcher that what the series is exactly about.

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu I

Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu I

Next up we are sent to the Winter of 1995, where a series of murders takes place again but this time in the Mifune City. These brutal murders call for a full-scale police investigation.

Mikiya, the protagonist and also the cousin of a police investigation gets more information about the murders and the investigation than an ordinary citizen all because of his cousin.

When he gets more and more information about these events he is worried about Shiki so he decides to keep an eye out for her.

But as he follows her and keeps an eye out for her he stumbles upon the craziest discovery that changes everything.

Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu

Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu

In this movie, we end up on a warm night in July 1998. On that night a street gang mercilessly rapes a young woman named, Fujino Asagami.

After the incident, a mess of torn and decapitated bodies are found in the same bar. The scene is so gored that the police rule out the possibility of the criminal being a human.

The plot progresses when a rumor spreads that one victim escapes the scene and now begins the race of who finds their target first! Will Shiki find the criminal before they find the escaped victim? Watch to find out!

Kara no Kyoukai 4: Gara no Dou

Kara no Kyoukai 4: Gara no Dou

Chronologically speaking, Gara no Dou actually comes right in after the events of Satsujin Kousatsu.

Following what happened, Shiki is shown to be in a coma for two long years and wakes up in a state of loneliness and despair.

After two long years she feels disconnected.

She doesn’t understand how her eyes work, thus Mikiya, the male protagonist asks the help of a mage to teach Shiki and make her understand the real power that lies in her eyes.

Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen

Mujun Rasen has to be one of the fan favorites of the Kara no Kyoukai series. It has done well by using it charectrers and weave a story about profound ideas and an underlying theme.

It shows the events of 1998 when a double murder takes places in the Oggawa Complex but the murders are never televised and even the police never chases down the murderer, Tomoe.

Tomoe is given shelter by Shiki but coincidentally, Mikiya is the one investigating the crime scene at Oggawa Complex.

Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon

Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon

In the sixth installment Kara no Kyoukai we follow the events that take place in Reien Girls Academy. During the winter break, Azaka, an apprentice mage is sent to investigate the academy.

Soon we find out that another mage is stealing the memories of the students at the academy using fairies. Azaka is not able to crack down on this case thus Shiki is also sent along to investigate with her.

Azaka and Shiki have to work together to catch the mage but Azaka sees Shiki as her rival thus we have quite an amazing chemistry between the two of them.

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu II

Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu II

The seventh in the series of Kara no Kyoukai is the second part of Satsujin Kousatsu. In 1999, Mikiya and Shiki are baffled by a set of murders that strongly resemble the murders happened in 1995.

If you have watched the first part then you know about the role Shiki played in those incidents thus it becomes quite important for Mikiya and Shiki to find the culprit behind these murders.

With their backs to the wall, Shiki is left with no other choice but to give it her all to prove her innocence to everyone!

Now that you have some idea about the plots and characters of some of the movies in the Kara no Kyoukai series, let us explore the list of how you could watch them all!

Kara No Kyoukai Broadcast Order

Let’s begin with the simplest one.

  1. Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
  2. Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu I
  3. Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
  4. Kara no Kyoukai 4: Gara no Dou
  5. Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
  6. Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon
  7. Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu II

Lastly, you should also watch the movie Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin (2013) and Mirai Fukuin Extra Chorus to top it off.

This is the order in which the anime was released. Everyone who is new to anime should watch the movies in this order only to avoid a huge mess in your head!

Kara No Kyoukai Chronological Watch Order

I repeat if you are new to Kara no Kyoukai just watch it in the Broadcast Order to avoid confusion and plotline messes but if you are a seasoned fan and have already watched it all then this is for you!

  1. Kara no Kyoukai 2: Satsujin Kousatsu I
  2. Kara no Kyoukai 4: Gara no Dou
  3. Kara no Kyoukai 3: Tsuukaku Zanryuu
  4. Kara no Kyoukai 1: Fukan Fuukei
  5. Kara no Kyoukai Mirai Fukuin Extra Chorus
  6. Kara no Kyoukai 5: Mujun Rasen
  7. Kara no Kyoukai 6: Boukyaku Rokuon
  8. Kara no Kyoukai 7: Satsujin Kousatsu II
  9. Kara no Kyoukai Mirai Fukuin

Why should you re-watch in Chronological Order?

There are many of us who love to get immersed in the world of anime, we like to fantasize about being a character in the anime and think about what we could’ve done is in those situations.

The Chronological Order will make you feel like you are a part of the Kara no Kyoukai world where you have the same information about the crimes, suspects, and victims as the characters that are investigating the series of suicides.

Even if you know all the plot cause you have probably seen it before, it will still immerse you in the story.

There are some complications here in this watch order for sure. Watching in this order won’t make you understand the show better or something. It is just a niche thing for the lovers of Kara no Kyoukai.

I hope all of you seasoned fans of Kara no Kyoukai are thrilled to watch the series again in the Chronological Order and become a part of the show itself.

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