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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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Cast overview:
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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Visually stunning with a good story
12 September 2013 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

I've seen most of Makoto Shinkai's anime. When I first saw 5cm per second, I was amazed at how well the emotions of the characters dwell in the environment around them.

Garden of words is no exception. The refined use of environment and ambient effects (sound, music, weather etc) contribute greatly to the film's story. There isn't much to say about how Makoto does it and if you're going to like the style but give it a watch and you'll know.

Overall, Garden of words is a really good piece of art. It's definitely filled with Makoto's signature style and a definite recommendation to watch.


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