I just finished watching The Garden of Sinners yesterday... While I really like it, i'm not really sure it has to start/end that way. I feel there's a more simple way to resolve everything. The most flawed character is probably Kokutou. He seems unreal as a character for a movie this serious, and he's not a relate-able character. He's perfect for Shiki, but that's his flaw. The story would fall apart if Kokutou were not what he is, but because he's not a believable character, it makes everything else less believable. Everything focuses around Shiki, so I guess the other characters were built around her to fit in. Story: 7.9/10 Characters: 9/10 (would be 10 if it is not for Kokutou) All Type-Moon related works feel like a big tease.