Aniplex USA to Rerelease “The Garden of Sinners” on Blu-ray

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

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Garden of Sinners BD Box Illustration

In case you missed out buying The Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai- the Garden of sinners) DVD box set last time it was released by Aniplex of America, you now have another chance to own the seven films. Aniplex of America will be re-releasing the film series in a standard edition Blu-ray box set.

The Garden of Sinners Blu-ray box set will come packed with the seven original films in the series (all subbed in English) as well as the bonus animated short “Final Chapter: the Garden of sinners”. The seven films and bonus short will be packed on eight Blu-ray discs and will also include the “Pre-show reminders” shown before each film when they were screened in theaters. The set will also include a leaflet that will have the key visuals of each film in the series. These will all come wrapped up in a rigid box with a cover illustration by TYPE-MOON character designer Takeshi Takeuchi. The epilogue film The Garden of Sinners/recalled out summer will not be included in this set. Aniplex of America is offering the epilogue film in a limited edition Blu-Ray for $69.98. The contents of the standard edition Blu-ray box for The Garden of Sinners can be seen below.

Garden of Sinners BD Box Contents

Aniplex of America has a synopsis of the film series on The Garden of Sinners page:

After lying in a coma for two years caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. Inexplicably, she finds, in turn, that she has also obtained the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” in 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. Are they a foreshadowing that leads to something even more tragic and ominous? Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? In this modern occult-action thriller, Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for her purpose for living.

The Garden of Sinners film series are truly beautiful films that everyone should be able to experience. However the price at which Aniplex of America is offering the Blu-rays may be too steep for most. The Blu-ray is available for pre-order now and is being offered for $319.98. The Blu-ray will release on November 10. If price is no issue for you, you can find more pre-order information here. It is important to note that this is an Import version of the Blu-ray which may attribute to the steep price.


About Patrick Aguda

Patrick is a Mechanical Engineering student and an avid fan of both video games and anime. He has been a fan of anime since his older sister introduced him to the genre when he was in Pre-K. He grew up watching shows like Cardcaptor Sakura, Digimon Adventure, Gundam Wing, Dragon Ball Z, Tenchi Muyo and Rurouni Kenshin. His favorite anime of all time is Code Geass. His favorite games include Persona 3 Portable, Steambot Chronicles and the .hack//G.U. trilogy. He is very fond of Sinon (Asada Shino).

  • Vanadise

    No, the price is so steep because Aniplex USA’s business model is aimed at diehard fans who will pay any price for collector’s editions. You can import the Japanese Blu-ray box set of Garden of Sinners from ( ) for 28,467 yen (about $229), which comes up to be much cheaper than buying it from Aniplex USA — and everybody already knows that Blu-ray & DVD prices in Japan are normally more expensive than they are in the USA.

    • azariosays

      this is true, the reason behind it seems to be that they sell these expensive copies to a few die hard fans to make their money rather then have to produce more and sell it for cheaper. I hope this is explained enough, but it is sad cause i would enjoy to own these box sets.

    • Gurick

      I wouldn’t say much cheaper. This price from Aniplex is calculated with shipping already. If you actually import it straight from Japan you also have to deal with calculating international shipping which can be an additional $25-$35. And this blu-ray was actually released about 2 years ago. When it was first released on Amazon jp it cost 37,800 yen. That’s about $304. Add the shipping costs, worst case scenario it’d be around $339. When you put it like that it would seem like Aniplex USA is actually selling it for cheaper. However, the big problem is that this isn’t a brand new Blu-ray release it’s been out for almost two years in Japan and Aniplex USA is selling it at its release price. Buying from Amazon Japan is cheaper, and if you know how to work the site and get it shipped to you, go right ahead. However, a lot of people probably wouldn’t know how to work the site so their only option is to buy from Aniplex USA. Or they could buy from another site like cdjapan ( ) but again with shipping it’s around the same price as Aniplex’s release.

      I’m not arguing with you, just saying Aniplex’s price is actually pretty spot on. The $319 price tag that is. $399 is ridiculous. Could buy another PS4 with that much.

    • Blahblah

      Amazon Japan isn’t very difficult to work. I wrote a description of how to use it, as well as some other things to consider for this particular item and for how shipping and delivery work when you order something from Amazon Japan.

    • Gurick

      Oh hey this is actually pretty cool to know. Good advice man

  • Dee