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The Japanese production company Aniplex has announced that the Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners: Paradox Paradigm anime film will hold its American premiere at the Anime Boston convention on May 22. Paradox Paradigm (Mujun Rasen) is the fifth installment in a seven-film adaptation of the Kara no Kyoukai novels series by author Kinoko Nasu and illustrator Takashi Takeuchi. The same two creators would also co-found the Type-Moon multmedia studio and develop the Tsukihime, Lunar Legend and Fate/stay night visual novel software. Paradox Paradigm just premiered in Japan last August, and it was released on DVD last month.
The novels center around Shiki Ryougi, a mysterious amnesiac girl who has the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception." With this power, she can see the lines of mortality connecting everything in existence. In the fifth film, Shiki deals with a boy who suffers from nightmares because he thinks he has murdered his parents. She gets trapped within the supernatural spirals of paradox at the boy's family mansion.