Review: Kara no Kyoukai Movie 7 – Satsujin Kousatsu (Second)


The movie of Anime Kara no Kyoukai finally comes to the last episode. The DVD of the last chapter Kara no Kyoukai Movie 7: Satsujin Kousatsu (Part 2) (劇場版 空の境界 第七章 殺人考察(後)) has just released recently and finally fans like us who don’t live in Japan have chances to enjoy this masterpiece. I’ve long been interested in TYPE-MOON‘s works, especially the novel written by Kinoko Nasu (奈須 きのこ).


Continued by the previous chapter where Azaka did a great job (while showed up only in one scene this chapter poorly…), the story dated back to four years ago when Shiki lost another part of her. But the story seems fail in telling me how Shiki was killed. It occured to me that in the fifth chapter of the series Mujun Rasen (矛盾螺旋), Souren Araya (荒耶宗蓮) said that he killed the male part of Shiki while in the last episode Shiki seemed to commit suicide “himself”. There’s no much fight between Shiki and Souren four years ago as I expected.


I was shocked by the look of Shiki in childhood. She’s sooooo cute that I cannot stop snapshoting. The story of the chapter develops around Mikiya looking for the criminal of recent events which happened to have connection with events four years ago when he tried to approve that Shiki didn’t kill anybody. As he stepped deeper into the events he found out the murderer was a friend of him in high school Rio Shirazumi (白純里緒).


In order to keep the promise between Mikiya and her, Shiki was captured by Rio. Not quite like the scene that Rio treated Shiki – – . Rio was turned into a beast by Souren and cannot control himself. As Shiki noticed that Mikiya was “killed” by Rio, she killed Rio. Like the memories between Shiki and Mikiya flashed by during the episode. It’s quite warm and the author who set up a story like this is someone that I admire.


A little disappointed that Mikiya and Shiki didn’t kiss but just hold each other tight. In the fight, Mikiya lost his left eye (luckily to survive, the wound was terrible and he was drugged by Rio). To be frankly, I don’t really like the later part of this chapter compared with the first part which tells the story between Mikiya and Shiki four years ago. The first part of the story, I mean the the 1st part of Satsujin Kousatsu strikes much deeper at me than the 2nd part.


It will be great to have a kiss scene. Pity.


I always think the shy part of Shiki is a great treasure. Yes, indeed. Like the new hair style of Mikiya.


The story ends here. Feeling quite pity, I sincerely hope that the story could be longer. Like the part when Mikiya and Shiki was students in high school and want to know more about their school life. But the story ends. What’s next? It’s time to read the novel of the series. And what’s next big event of TYPE-MOON? Well, that would definitely be the movie of Fate/stay night. Will bring more about this!