Set aside a bit more money for November 20th, 2012 as Aniplex USA has released the information for the limited edition box set for the Garden of Sinners DVD Release. Aniplex previously released the import Blu-ray limited edition release back in February 2011 and is now bringing out the domestic priced DVD release. The set contains the 8 movies that comprise the franchise and, having worked through the checkdisc versions of the Blu-ray edition, it’s a fantastic and highly engaging work that I can’t recommend highly enough.
The DVD set, which will contain the original Japanese language with English subtitles, will retail for $189.98 and is currently listed at $149.98 at Right Stuf, which is one of Aniplex’s exclusive partners. The set contains all 8 movies (“chapters”) plus a 36-page deluxe booklet featuring an art gallery of theatrical posters, key visuals, Japanese video package covers and more, and a set of 14 postcards illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi and Tomonori Sudo. The on-disc special features include the “Theater Pre-show Reminder” Videos and trailer.
After spending two years in a coma due to a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. In turn, however, she finds that she has also obtained the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception,” with which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents, but do they foreshadow something even more tragic and ominous?
Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a reason to live.
Chapter 1: Thanatos (Overlooking View)
In the city where Shiki lives, something triggers a spate of mysterious schoolgirl suicides. The connection between the girls who’ve leapt to their deaths is unclear, although all of them have jumped from the Fujou Building, a skyscraper scheduled to be demolished.
Chapter 2: …And Nothing Heart (Murder Speculation Part A)
Mikiya Kokutou meets a girl who has a mysterious gaze and falls in love with her. That April, he’s reunited with her at his high school entrance ceremony. The girl’s name is Shiki Ryougi. Meanwhile, the city has been rattled by a series of bizarre murders. There are no known links between victims, and the motive is unclear. An astonishing secret awaits Mikiya, but he doesn’t find out until three years later…
Chapter 3: Ever Cry, Never Life (Remaining Sense of Pain)
One night, Mikiya helps a girl lying doubled over with stomach pains. Around that time, a number of dismembered bodies are found throughout the city. The murder victims are torn apart so badly that they don’t seem like the work of a human.
Chapter 4: Garan no Dou (The Hollow Shrine)
After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. She is visited by Touko Aozaki, a wizard and proprietor of a studio called Garan no Dou. Shiki has lost not only the memory of her accident, but also any real sense that she’s even alive. Strange, enigmatic beings begin to attack her…
Chapter 5: Paradox Paradigm
Shiki meets a boy named Tomoe Enjou, a runaway who claims to be a murderer. Shiki allows Tomoe to use her apartment as his hideout, but one day, Tomoe sees his mother whom he’s sure he’s killed.
Chapter 6: Fairy Tale (Oblivion Recording)
Apprentice mage Azaka Kokutou, Mikiya’s younger sister, has been ordered by her mentor, Touko Aozaki, to investigate a certain incident in which fairies steal the memories of students at Azaka’s school, Reien Academy. Azaka launches an investigation with the help of Shiki.
Chapter 7: …Not Nothing Heart (Murder Speculation Part B)
Shiki awakes from her coma and starts to live a new life. Meanwhile, a series of murders are occurring after four years of silence. The incidents remind her of a murderous impulse hidden inside her soul. While Shiki searches for a suspect, Mikiya also starts an investigation of his own.
Chapter 8: The Final Chapter
Mikiya Kokutou meets “Shiki Ryougi” again at the same place where he met her for the first time four years ago…