Folks living in the US and Canada will have another option to purchase Garden of Sinners (Kara no Kyoukai) and that is via PlayStation Store’s VOD service. The seven-chapter series was also available on retail as a 8-disc Blu-ray volume in the US.
On the PlayStation Store, the videos will be presented in its original 16:9 widescreen format in Japanese language with English subtitles for purchase, it is also available for VOD rentals in standard definition format under video-on-demand section at US$2.99 per title. It is a good thing that PlayStation Network is finally back up ^^
Garden of sinners, also known as Kara no Kyoukai in Japan is a hit series of cult novels written by KINOKO NASU of TYPE-MOON (Tsukihime -Lunar Legend-, Fate/stay night) and published in KODANSHA BOX series. The best-selling novel series has since been adapted into seven fully animated theatrical films, of which each corresponding movie directly covers one of the original seven chapters. In Japan, the series of movies was released in theaters starting from December 2007. Each successive release became a box office smash with record numbers of attendees, while skyrocketing DVD sales of each movie outperformed many other series and movies.
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