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Garden of Words (2013)
"Koto no ha no niwa" (original title)

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Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without ... See full summary »

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Miyu Irino ...
Takao (voice)
Kana Hanazawa ...
Yukino (voice)
Fumi Hirano ...
Takao no haha (voice)
Gou Maeda ...
Takao no ani (voice)
Yuka Terasaki ...
Takao no ani no kanojo (voice)
Suguru Inoue ...
Matsumoto (voice)
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Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious woman, Yukino, who is older than him. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. Written by unknown

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This is Makoto Shinkai's first film to not feature music by Tenmon. See more »

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performed by Motohiro Hata
lyrics and music by Senri Oe
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Absolutely stunning.
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I have no words that can describe how in love I am with this movie. I stumbled upon it randomly, thought the art looked lovely, and decided to give it a view. I'm so glad I did. The artwork and animation is just breathtaking. The landscapes and city scenes are almost photo realistic, attention being given to the tiniest of details. I would consider it on par with Studio Ghibli at least. I consider myself very critical when it comes to animations, and it takes a lot to really wow me, but this took the cake. I came with no expectations, and left wondering why this movie isn't more widespread and the need to tell everyone I know to watch it. Though the film is only 46 minutes long, it feels like a feature length film. I was captivated for every second of it, and will be watching it many times in the future.

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