Garden of Sinners How to Watch?
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Posted 10/6/14
So later this month MVM is releasing Garden of Sinners in the UK, this will be my first time watching them.
So I have an important question, should I watch them in the order of release or the chronological?
I want to get the best experience from the series first time round, what are the pros and cons in each order?
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Posted 10/6/14
Release order has an interesting way of telling the story it's just the pacing changes after movie 1 which I guess could throw you off a little if you're not expecting it, you can't go wrong with either way really.
Sorry for not super detailed I've been up for 30hours now & will be going to sleep shortly, I got my preorder in a month or two back apparently the release date got pushed back a few weeks though. October seems to be a pretty exciting month this year.
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Watch them in the order of release. There is a reason they were released in that order and its not like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya were they were out of order for no reason the story is actually better told in that way. You may be a bit confused in the first movie because it is somewhere in the middle chronologically but just keep watching them it'll be worth it in the end.

With the way its done it actually makes the movies re-watchable because after you watch it the first time you could go back later and watch them chronologically. However for the first watch I do recommend order of release.

Watch them in this order for the first time:
Overlooking View--> Murder Speculation-->Remaining Sense of Pain-->The Hollow Shrine-->Paradox Spiral-->Oblivion Recording-->Murder Speculation (Part 2).

I put English names because I figure that's how MVM will show them.

ahh I actually found a chronological list with all the dates each movie takes place, but like I said earlier watch them in the order I put above it will make for the best experience I'll just put this here anyways though.

1. Movie 2 (Murder Speculation (Part 1)/Satsujin Kōsatsu (Zen)) - August 1995 to March 1996
2. Movie 4 (The Hollow/Garan no Dō) - March 1996 to June 1998
3. Movie 3 (Remaining Sense of Pain/Tsūkaku Zanryū) - July 1998
4. Movie 1 (Overlooking View/Fukan Fūkei) - September 1998
5. Movie 5 (Paradox Spiral/Mujun Rasen) - November 1998
6. Movie 6 (Oblivion Recording/Bōkyaku Rokuon) - January 1999
7. Movie 7 (Murder Speculation (Part 2)/Satsujin Kōsatsu (Go)) - February 1999

and good luck to you!! Kara no Kyoukai/The Garden of sinners is seriously my favorite anime of all time in the top 5 series at least soo I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Posted 10/6/14 , edited 10/6/14
Release order is the way Nasu wrote it and the way he intended it to be experienced. Watching it in that way allows you to piece the story together like a mystery, and the only con is that the first movie is a little slow.

Chronological order is easier to understand, so if you'd prefer something easy to think about because you might not be very bright, that might be the better option for you, but I'd say the optimal experience is release order.

They were released that way for a reason, you know.
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