The Best Episodes of The Garden of Sinners
#1 - A Study in Murder – Part 2 9.33
Season 1 - Episode 7
Shiki awakes from her coma and starts to live a new life. Meanwhile, a series of murders are occurring after four years of silence. “Who is the murderer?” The incidents remind her of a murderous impulse hidden inside her soul and “SHIKI,” her lost alternate persona. While Shiki searches for a suspect, Mikiya also starts an investigation of his own to prove Shiki is innocent. As he follows a lead of a drug dealer, Mikiya comes across Rio Shirazumi, who was a senior at his high school. Mikiya finds out that Rio is the one who sells the drug called “blood chip” and tries to convince him to stop, but he is instead harmed by Rio.
#2 - Paradox Spiral 8.90
Season 1 - Episode 5
Shiki meets a boy named Tomoe Enjou, a runaway who claims to be a murderer. Shiki allows Tomoe to use her apartment as his hideout. And from that day onward, their strange cohabitation begins. But then one day, Tomoe sees his mother whom he's sure he's killed. Shiki and Tomoe head for the Enjou residence in the Ogawa Complex where the two see Tomoe's parents alive! There Shiki encounters a mage named Souren Araya and finds that he is the mastermind behind all of the incidents involving her up to then. Shiki finds herself trapped within spirals of paradox. And this is only the beginning of a vicious plot by Souren Araya, the powerful sorcerer and archrival of Touko.
#3 - Remaining Sense of Pain 8.46
Season 1 - Episode 3
July 98. In a bar under-ground that serves as a hideout for a gang of teenagers, a girl is sexually abused. Her face betrays no emotion, as if she did not feel any pain. At nightfall, while Kokutô is walking in town, he meets a schoolgirl wearing the same uniform as that of his sister in a dark alley corner. Sensing her suffering, he brings her to his home so that she can rest, but the girl disappears before Kokutô awakes. The next day Kokutô learns that that several victims were found dead in an abandoned bar, with their body twisted and folded. Aozaki Tohko and Kokutô trace the murders to Fujino Asagami whom they suspect of being the perpetrator of these murders...
#4 - The Hollow Shrine 8.45
Season 1 - Episode 4
After spending two years in a coma caused by a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens with amnesia. One day, Shiki is visited by Touko Aozaki, a wizard and proprietor of a studio called "Garan no Dou." Due to the loss of her alternate personality, Shiki has lost not only any memory of her accident, but also any real sense that she's alive and spends her days as a mere empty shell of herself. Strange, enigmatic beings begin to attack her, trying to take control of her body, now that her soul is hollow. However, one day, she confronts the attackers who've resorted to force and Shiki makes the decision to fight of her own volition.
#5 - Oblivion Recording 8.39
Season 1 - Episode 6
Apprentice mage Azaka Kokutou, Mikiya’s younger sister, has been ordered by her mentor, Touko Aozaki, to investigate a certain incident in which fairies steal the memories of students at Azaka's school, Reien Academy. Azaka launches an investigation with the help of Shiki who can see fairies. As the investigation proceeds, Shiki finds out that Misaya Ouji, a student body president, is the one who controls fairies. However, the mastermind who gave her the power is Satsuki Kurogiri, a magus who controls words. Ironically, thanks to Satsuki’s magic, Shiki remembers that she had encountered Souren Araya and what he had told her two years ago.
#6 - A Study in Murder – Part 1 8.22
Season 1 - Episode 2
Winter 95. Kokuto Mikiya meets a girl at night who wears a blue kimono. A few days later, they meet again, at school where he finds that the girl, Shiki Ryôgi, will be his classmate. Braving the cold and intimidating attitude of the girl, Kokuto gradually gains her confidence and becomes her friend. He discovers that she has a dual personality and is a young heir to her clan. Meanwhile, many horrendous murders are being committed in the city; Shiki and Kokuto are suspected of being involved, the latter due to his association with Shiki.
#7 - Overlooking View 7.81
Season 1 - Episode 1
The story starts following an incident: a young girl jumps from the top of a building. The image provokes a certain dread, as the girl appears to have been a corpse even before she jummped. The case is dismissed, yet more and more of these suicides occur, and all from the same building. Thus began the rumour, that a ghost inhabited the rooftop of the building.