Kara no Kyoukai: A Study in Murder (Part 1) (殺人考察(前)

No, really we our finals don’t involved carving up humans.


A string of gruesome murders has happened in a quiet town. The killer is getting more accustomed to murder and there is no clue insight. Against this backdrop the story of Ryougi Shiki’s first meeting with Mikiya Kokutou which will eventually shape her life is fleshed out.


Ryougi Shiki

The successor of the Ryougi family due her dual personalities, inside her lies two Shiki’s one being the cold and solitary Shiki and the other being the brash and outgoing SHIKI. Both personalities are in a constant tug of war over the control of her body. She is at the moment the prime suspect in the murders due to her unbalanced psyche and her skills as a swordsman. Her penchant for appearing at the crime scenes doesn’t help improve her scores though.

Mikiya Kokuto

An average person who is in the same class as Shiki, he is madly in love with Shiki and is unperturbed by her cold nature. Even when told about Shiki’s dual personalities he is unfazed and continues to befriend her. A visibly disturbed Shiki attacked him at the end of the movie and uttered told him that she wanted him dead. I am guessing the Shiki that attacked him was SHIKI and not Shiki because SHIKI tends to wear more brightly colored clothes and at the time of the attack she was wearing a red kimono. The reason behind this might have been because SHIKI feared that he was going to be destroyed by Shiki and so decided to dispose of the irregular, which is Kokuto. Currently the least likely suspect but as they say, it is always the quiet ones you have to look out for.

Shirazumi Rio

Not much is known about him except that he is leaving school after finding his true calling, might it be murder? He also seems to know about Shiki’s dual personalities and her penchant for wandering the streets after dark. A highly likely suspect given that he knows too much for him to be totally uninvolved in the murders.

Daisuke Akimi

Mikiya Kokutou’s brother figure, he is a detective with the local law enforcement. He is heavily involved in the murder investigations. Currently has no lead on the suspect except for some tissue samples and the school crest where Kokutou and Shiki study. Another likely suspect because it takes a strong person to brutally butcher the victims and also as a police officer he knows more about their investigative methods and the evidence could have been planted to throw the fuzz off the trail.

Blood is always a good substitute for lipstick.

See that? That there is the money shot that shows that it is unlikely that the murders were committed by Shiki. Note the black sleeve? looks like a certain policeman’s getup.

Is there something seriously wrong with me when i like SHIKI just as much as Shiki??

Final guess, it was the butler all along!!


Much darker, gorier, and at least thrice as creepy as the first movie. I had serious troubles sleeping after I watched it right before I hit the sack. I am guessing that blissmo would definitely love this given the amount of blood spilled. No pacing problems this time around as I found myself glued to the screen for the whole duration of the movie. Music was suitably eerie as well and I had some trouble keeping the tunes from haunting me throughout the night. I swear, I cant handle horror that well.


6 responses to “Kara no Kyoukai: A Study in Murder (Part 1) (殺人考察(前)

  1. Funny, I remember commenting here but it didn’t appear — ah well!

    OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG BLOOOD BLOOD!!!! Ah, Setsuna-san, you know me far too well 😛

  2. Nope perfectly fine liking both personas. You are after all, already broken P:

  3. Pingback: Kara no Kyoukai - the Garden of Sinners 01: Now THAT?S What I?m Talking About | Hobbies Blog

  4. @blissmo: ara-ara.

    @shin: broken beyond repair i think.

  5. Your love of Akari compells me to read your blog.
    Damn you.

    (Unrelated, I know. But it’s ARIA.)

  6. @korosora: lolwut? if you must know however, i am just a new ARIA convert.
    Still, ARIA is indeed awesome.

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