films seen
2
average score
3.00*
nationality
status
Alive and kicking
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Solid pieces

The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View

by Ei Aoki
Gekijô Ban Kara no Kyôkai: Dai Isshô - Fukan Fûkei
2007 / 49m - Japan
Animation, Horror, Mystery
3.5*/5.0*
The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View poster

Not bad. The first in a series of 7 films, each directed by a different artist. Somewhat surprisingly, I got some Oshii/Ghost in the Shell vibes from Aoki's entry, mostly because of the music and the strong focus on conversation. The setting is different of course, but this was a fine, nicely animated and pleasantly moody film.

Worthy but flawed

The Garden of Sinners - Future Gospel: Extra Chorus

by Ei Aoki
Kara no Kyoukai: Mirai Fukuin - Extra Chorus
2013 / 32m - Japan
Animation, Fantasy, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
The Garden of Sinners - Future Gospel: Extra Chorus poster

Short and anthology-like extension that adds very little to the existing Garden of Sinners franchise. Three filler-like segments bring a little extra context to the universe, animation quality is decent and the soundtrack is nice, but this feels like a bunch of left-over scenes packaged into single TV special, just to please the fans with new material.