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The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) Epilogue and Part 8 Review & Analysis
Japanimation Station Season 2 Episode 5
Welcome to Season 2 of Japanimation Station: ufotable/Moon Works, where we will be discussing all the animated adaptations of Type-Moon’s books and visual novels produced by renowned studio ufotable. You can subscribe on all platforms at JapanimationStation.Com.
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“Your dream will live on.”
After adapting the original seven chapters of Kara no Kyoukai, ufotable returned in 2011 to animate the novel’s Epilogue chapter as a half-hour short, and in 2013 for Future Gospel (also known as Recalled Out Summer), based on an additional chapter Kinoko Nasu wrote in 2008, 10 years after the original serialization. Both turn out to be essential parts of the experience, with the Epilogue complicating and adding depth to the major themes of the series – alongside the most stunning imagery in the entire production – and Future Gospel offering a nostalgic, thought-provoking set of stories that works both as a Garden of Sinners reunion and a pitch-perfect coda. We also discuss the OVA released alongside Future Gospel – Extra Chorus – which adapts three manga chapters telling small one-off stories, and look back on the entire experience of watching and reviewing this incredible magnum opus.
Enjoy, and come back next week as we dive into the world of Fate/stay night and review the first episode of Fate/Zero!