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Koto no ha no niwa (2013)

A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Takao Akizuki (voice)
Kana Hanazawa ... Yukari Yukino (voice)
Fumi Hirano ... Takao's Mother (voice)
Gou Maeda ... Takao no ani (voice)
Takeshi Maeda ... Takao's Brother (voice)
Yuka Terasaki ... Takao's Brother's Girlfriend (voice)
Takanori Hoshino ... Itou-sensei (voice)
Suguru Inoue ... Matsumoto (voice)
Megumi Han ... Satou (voice)
Mikako Komatsu ... Aizawa (voice)
Yuki Hayashi ... Moriyama (voice)
Wataru Sekine ... Young Takao (voice)
Risa Mizuno ... (voice)
Hiroshi Shimozaki ... (voice)
Kuniko Ishijima ... (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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A rendezvous on rainy days... A tale of longing, even older than love... Discover the emotions that blossom in the Garden of Words. See more »


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31 May 2013 (Japan)  »

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The Garden of Words  »

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A novel coloring method was created during production: the coloring for each character was integrated with the background, a "new innovation of sorts" that mimics the refraction of light on the skin as seen in nature. This was accomplished by coloring the outline of the character, including the lines drawn for the separation of lit and shadowed surfaces, and then incorporating the background color onto the surface. See more »

Quotes

Takao Akizuki: Tell me I'll never live up to my expectations! Tell me I'll never measure up to my dreams!
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Referenced in Kimi no na wa. (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Rain
Lyrics and Music by Senri Oe
Performed by Motohiro Hata
Arrangement: Makoto Minagawa. Akifumi Tada
© 1988 by Sony Music Artists Inc.
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Lovely art and beautiful scenery and tone
5 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

this movie has such a nice mellow story to it very true to life, it does motivate you and shows you how real life is , it is truly a beautiful film that i would love to see more of similar to 5 cm per second.

i think this shows that a story can be told in the right ways no matter how long it takes, this shows determination to reach a goal that we need to gain in this tough world.

I recommend this movie because the art is so beautiful and the soundtracks also, it truly is wonderful. This movie is a work of art. and this needs some awards.


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