Kara no Kyoukai – Part 3 (Tsuukaku Zanryuu)

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Just as Shin said…

This is the best scene from all three releases so far…

Brief Summary

The movie started out with a warning, this time addressing the issue of smoking in the theatre. However, unlike the previous two involving cell phones and bootleg cameras, the antagonist was merely eating a chocolate cigarette so his life was spared.

When the show really got started, the first scene took place in a dimly lit, underground area. Several delinquents were gathered around, raping a girl. Though being violated, her face didn’t seem to show any emotion, as if she’s not suffering any pain. Not satisfied by her unchanging expression, they decided to do things differently…

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But something went wrong and she ended up outside on the streets. Huddled against the wall and clutching her stomach, that was how Kokuto found her. Taking her back to his apartment, he asked if she was in pain… to which she answered no.

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After taking a shower, the girl fell asleep on the couch. After draping a blanket over her, he went into his own room to sleep. Sometime during the night, he woke up and turned on the TV, hearing news about murder in an abandoned underground bar.

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The next day, Kokuto got a bad surprise at work, learning that he won’t be paid this period. His employer confessed that she spent everything on an Ouiji board from the Victorian Era. To prove how broke she was, Aozaki asked to borrow money from Kokuto, to which he adamantly refused.

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Right after Kokuto left, Aozaki offered Shiki a job. Normally, she wouldn’t take it but due to the company’s current financial status, there was no other choice. The mission was to subdue or if necessary, kill a target. When told that she should look at the picture of the target, Shiki said that it wasn’t necessary as they’ll fight each other on sight.

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Kokuto was later found talking to a friend, asking for a loan since he won’t be paid. Though receiving the money, there was a condition. He had to help in the search for a classmate by the name of Keita.

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It turns out they’re not the only ones looking for him.

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The next day, Kokuto’s sister Azaka and Fujino were talking in a restaurant. They were supposed to meet with her brother to look for an upperclassman, presumably Keita. However, they didn’t know that he was already on the job and was forced to miss the meeting. In his place, Shiki went. However, Azaka didn’t like that one bit.

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Upon seeing Fujino, Shiki stared at her and asked if it hurt.

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That night, Fujino killed another man but this time, Shiki appeared.

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About to attack, something changed within Fujino that made Shiki stop. Discontent, she left and advised the other girl to go back home.

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Meanwhile, Kokuto found Keita and learned that Fujino was the one after him. However, despite feeling sympathetic at first, he felt otherwise after hearing the full story.

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Taking Keita back to the office for protection, Kokuto talks with the others about Fujino and what to do next. They decide to split up with Shiki taking over the search, Kokuto doing more research on Fujino’s past, and Aozaki protecting Keita while they’re gone.

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However, while Kokuto was gone, Aozaki learned that there was another murder. The driver of a car that almost ran over Fujino had his head twisted off. After hearing that the victim wasn’t related to Keita at all, Shiki decided that now was the time to act.

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As for Fujino, she made her way to a bridge. While climbing the steps, she had flashbacks to a time when a younger Kokuto took care of her.

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The next day, Kokuto returned to the office, much to the surprise of Aozaki.

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After hearing his tale, Aozaki finally figured out how Fujino got so strong.

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Yet, while those two were talking, another pair were about to fight to the death.

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While driving to Shiki’s location, Aozaki revealed what she learned to Kokuto. Fujino was suffering from appendicitis and that was the true cause of pain. Yet, even knowing the problem, they wouldn’t be able to save her since the disease is already in its terminal stages. In addition, the client for her assassination was her father.

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But while those two were talking, Shiki was already fighting. Despite being the hunter at first, their difference in powers quickly reversed their roles. Unlike Shiki’s limited range, Fujino just continues to “bend” everything.

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In a daring attack, Shiki charged straight at Fujino, losing her left arm in the process.

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However, Fujino ducked at the last second, losing a few strands of hair instead of her head.

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After tying up her now useless arm, Shiki figured out how to defeat her.

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Using her Mystic Eyes of Death Perception to destroy Fujino’s ability, Shiki easily dominated the fight.

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However, as a last resort, Fujino caused the entire bridge to bend, causing its collapse and separating the two opponents apart.

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Though free for now, Fujino didn’t get far before her appendicitis acted up.

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And then, Shiki found her…

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When Kokuto and Aozaki finally got to the scene, they found a bloodied Shiki waiting for them. Once meeting up, she revealed everything that happened…

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Thus, Fujino lives…

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While the rescue efforts were underway, Kokuto and Shiki stood away from the scene, talking with each other…

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And of course… Shiki’s smile.

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Preview

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Impressions

First off… OH MY FREAKING HARUHI!!! That’s a ton of screenshots. This would probably be my longest post so far just because I have 60-some pictures here (in comparison to my usual 10-15 for manga reviews).

Secondly, I loved this release. Very balanced and even better than the first movie. Plenty of action with the Shiki versus Fujino battle and even more character development. I can’t stress enough how much I love Kara no Kyoukai now… even more so with Shiki’s smile burned into memory. The music is also great. Unlike the previous part, the ED really flowed with the mood.

The next part seems to be backtracking to the second movie and where it left off. From the preview, Aozaki would be introduced and Shiki’s Mystic Eyes of Death Perception finally develops. I definitely can’t wait to see it…

7 Responses

  1. So many screenshots! Yay! :D

    Looks like you really liked it :)

  2. Tell me about it… I’m traumatized now with screenshot overload…

  3. Other than the pretty pictures, I ‘m liking Kara no Kyoukai less and less now since the plot has become rather disturbing I feel. >.<

    I look into the eyes of the characters from kara no Kyoukai movie 1 to 3 and feel that they look rather soul-less….gives me the creeps. -_-“

  4. Asagami-san! Yay!

    Hmmm…If Asagami and Akiha fought each other, I wonder who would win?

  5. @Hynavian
    Well, I think Shiki killed a part of herself (SHIKI male persona in movie 2) so calling her soul-less might not be too far off. But, I still like her since she shows her human side whenever Kokuto gets dragged into things. :)

    @Stifler
    Probably Asagami Fujino since she might have developed clairvoyance like Aozaki hyptohesized. Then she would be truly invincible.

  6. ***Spoiler*** (Well, not so but still tagged it).

    The upperclassman that Fujino is looking for is no one else other than Kokutou Mikiya!

    In the novel, she once thought to herself that she does not need to see Azaka’s brother because she’s already met the sempai that she always wanted to see. Ironically that the Azaka’s brother and the person she wish to see is the same person.

  7. fujino is who not loveable

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