Discover more from The Weekly Stuff Wordcast
The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) Parts 3 - 4 Review & Analysis
Japanimation Station Season 2 Episode 2
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.
“My eyes allow me to see death.”
Our journey through The Garden of Sinners continues with the third and fourth installments – Remaining Sense of Pain and The Hollow Shrine – as we learn (most of) the story behind Shiki, their powers, and how they, Kokutou, and Touko all came together. Remaining Sense of Pain sees the trio tackle one of the darkest cases in the series with the abused Fujino Asagami – and a content warning is definitely in order for this one, given the episode’s depiction of sexual assault – while The Hollow Shrine gives us a full tour through Shiki’s recovery and their mastery of the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception. It’s a striking, challenging set of films that ultimately leave us with a firmer understanding of this universe and its stakes, as we head into the series’ home stretch in the weeks ahead.
Enjoy, and come back next week as we review the landmark 5th part of The Garden of Sinners – Paradox Spiral.
Thanks for reading The Weekly Stuff Wordcast! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work.