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I just finished watching the first OVA and I have literally no idea what the fuck is going on.

Does this series take place after the VN or something?

She drinks some water, eats some icecream and kills a ghost or a girl in a coma doing astral projection or something and then her boy/friend wakes up from a coma.

What the fuck is going on?
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>>100519238
>Does this series take place after the VN or something?
wut
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It's not in chronological order. Don't worry too much about it.
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>>100519310

never played the VN so I don't know if its a sequal, prequel or adaption.
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>>100519431
There's not a VN, though.
KnK is a light novel series.
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The OVAs are not in chronological order, but it's part of the presentation of the story. It skips around a bit. The best one is #5.
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>>100519431
KnK is a fucking light novel mang
Also, the episodes dont play in chronological order.
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Nasu's works all take place in "The Nasuverse" but they all have their own individual universes. As far as I know, anyway. I don't think there are any instances of two works explicitly taking place in the same universe. Tsukihime/FSN is debatable but I don't think there's anything cementing them together, unless I forgot something
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>>100519238
Its pretentious bullshit. Don't try to think too hard about it, just enjoy it for the popcorn flicks it is.
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>>100519238
Let yourself be confused for a bit and enjoy the ride.
It's one of these where you just keep making sense of whatever the fuck is going on little by little. I had a stupid friend who couldn't watch because of that though, he kept saying it was " Frodo : the anime " because of all the questions you constantly asked yourself.
Well i say friend, he's more some idiot i know who asked for anime recommendations.
I don't usually befriend with people having shit taste.
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>>100519238
Read the type-moon wiki.
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>>100519478
100% accurate
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>>100519563
KnK and Fate are in the same nasuverse iirc.
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>>100519604
>Frodo : The anime

what
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>>100519647
I think it's one of those meme things.
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>>100519238
Hate to say it anon, but it sounds like you're going to have a rough time with the rest at this rate.

Maybe watch it again? The first doesn't rely on previous knowledge if I remember correctly
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>>100519238
>VN
you what mate?
Also these are movies, not OVAs. They aired in theaters
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>>100519854
I've only seen the first one. Not OP btw.

Anyways. It made more sense when you stop trying to figure out who the people are and focus on whats actually happening in the show.
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>>100519238
The idea is to keep watching and then you peice the story together for yourself, the first movie makes sense after I can't remember which one it was but one of the other movies
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>>100519854

I'm pretty big into Nasu stuff and I can read a wiki fine.

It's just structure of the episode that I had a problem with.

It felt like someone took a story, chopped it in half and then gave the the second half to watch.

I knew who the characters were from the wiki, but it was still extremely confusing because I had no idea what they were DOING and WHY.

I get that the ghost or whatever was making people commit suicide, but didn't know why the boyfriend was in a coma and why she had a fake arm.
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>>100520001

I actually didn't understand it at all either, just keep watching the others and you'll understand. I think it goes back that case towards the end, I forget when.

It's an amazing production. Keep going. It will pickup and the payoff is basically episode 5. Where the elevator scene is the most epic anime moment of all time.

Trying to think of something that tops it. Can't.
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>>100519931
>>100520001
As has already been pointed out in the thread, it's not in chronological order. The first movie is actually the fourth, chronologically speaking. It's done that way for presentation's sake.
The second movie is actually the first, so don't worry so much. Just give a try and things will start to make sense.
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>>100520001
>but it was still extremely confusing because I had no idea what they were DOING and WHY.
Welcome to Kara no Kyoukai.
But seriously, though, it's going to be a little confusing the first time through

Wait until you get to Epilogue.
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>>100519640
Well, everything is ALL in the Nasuverse.
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Can Shiki kill Servants and aids?
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>>100519563
>Tsukihime/FSN is debatable but I don't think there's anything cementing them together, unless I forgot something

Carnival Phantasm
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Quick summary of movie 1: Kokutou gets possessed by the ghost of the tower. Shiki goes to kill ghost. Kokutou's soul comes back. What's so hard to understand?
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Doesn't she tie several of them together?
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>>100520356
>>100520262
>>100520001

This animes is about as deep at the Marianas trench
That is very deep!
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>>100519563
Aoko Aozaki gave Shiki his glasses. Her sister Touko Aozaki, is Mikiya's boss and made Shirou his new body at the end of Heaven's Feel.
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>>100520001
Good luck with the 5th movie.
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>>100522167
There can only ever be one Mystic Eyes of Death user in the world though. The Shiki who got his glasses from Aoko and the Shiki who knows Touko are in alternate universes.
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>>100520001
Just keep watching, first movie takes place later in the series. Enjoy it for the visuals, atmosphere, soundtrack and keep the plot in the back of your mind because it's not too important.

The ghost, her arm and other things are explained soon.
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>>100521878
>>100519640
>>100519563
Wait, what? I was under the assumption that FSN/Tsukihime took place in the same universe, with KnK having its own universe, and Aoko bumming interdimensional rides off Zeltrech is the connecting thread between them?
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>>100522246
But Tohno and Ryougi's mystic eyes are different. Tohno's cuts death, Ryougi's cuts the origin.
That said, with how powerful Aoko is supposed to be, she can probably travel between different dimensions like Zelretch.
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>>100522015
>Kokutou gets possessed
You mean kidnapped right?

Also OP, watch until 3. If you still find it unbearable, drop it.
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>>100522273
I always thought KnK and FSN had more in common with each other than Tsukihime. In both, the conflict always steams from mages. Everything supernatural is a result of magic, or the a latent psychic power. Where as in Tsukihime, it comes from supernatural entities, like vampires and demons. The "humans" with supernatural almost always have them as a result of demon blood or being possessed.
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>>100519238
>What the fuck is going on?
Keep watching and it will all make sense in the end.
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after finishing whole serie and reading some shit on wiki i felt like they did noy mention like 50% of story. 5th film is really good though.
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>>100519238
also, welcome to the Nasuverse. Enjoy your stay.
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>>100522107
It's really not deep, or even all that complex when you get down to it, just a little convoluted. It's not a bad story though, on the whole.
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>>100522748
Yeah,but then you also have the anti-demon and demon lineage of families,like the first girl and Fujino,just like the Nanaya and Tohno.
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>>100520262

I loved that scene. I rewatched it so many times, it was just amazing. But I wonder, why do you think it was so good?

After watching it like 20 times, I started thinking about it. Why was it so amazing? I'm not sure. I didn't quite understand the story super well at the time, but it was still amazing.

Perhaps it was a combination of the anticipation of Shiki's return, the beautiful music by Yuki Kajiura, the movie revealing that a lot more happened while Enjoe stayed with Shiki than what a large part of the movie showed (which ultimately made me feel bad that Enjoe's time was up and presenting it in a way as if I was Enjoe and the memories of spending time with Shiki were my last thoughts), and finally being showed a somewhat clear narrative of all the jumbled up events throughout the movie.

Honestly, I'm still curious as to why that scene was so amazing. While now I know some possible explanations for things in the movie that didn't seem clear (how Enjoe's love for his family led to Araya's defeat according to Shiki but why she also said that Enjoe shouldn't have come, and that he wasn't needed), I certainly didn't understand these things while watching. Nonetheless, it was just so EPIC. I would have thought that a scene can't be so engaging and intense and beautiful without having a good understanding of the actual situation. For now I like to credit the director's skill and not question it too much, but it would be interesting to hear another's opinions.
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http://youtu.be/GUgHR9X6qnA
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How could you not understand the bit about Mikiya being in a coma? They say shit like "I hope he comes back soon" whilst you can see him motionless on the couch.
Also do people seriously read the wiki before having finished the series? All the info you need is in the movies for the most part. The wiki has some dodgy info too.
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>>100522273
You're right. Nasu jokes that Archer got his coat from Ciel as a reward for cooking her some top class curry.
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>>100528316
>as a reward for cooking her some top class curry.
Fuck I cracked at that. I knew Ciel gave Archer his coat, but that's a pretty nice detail.

On topic though, Nasu also mentions the archery club sempai from F/SN gets rejected by Kokutou in college, so yeah, I don't know anymore.
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8th movie subbed when?
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>>100528376
Ryougi clone gets rejected? Not surprising, when he already had the real thing.
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>>100528492
Blu-ray in february
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>>100528376
Whats the explanation for Ryougi being in MBAACC? Just Zelretch bullshit like the nekos?
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>>100528522
When you add subtime, thats still a long wait for delicious dere Ryougi
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>>100527436
Dat Clockwork Orange reference.



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