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Kotonoha no Niwa

Kotonoha no Niwa

Alternative Titles

English: The Garden of Words
Synonyms: Koto no Ha no Niwa, The Garden of Kotonoha
Japanese: 言の葉の庭

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 31, 2013
Genres: Romance
Duration: 46 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 41334 users)
Ranked: #1672
Popularity: #358
Members: 68,864
Favorites: 685
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Synopsis

We have met, for each of us to walk forward.

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. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches...

(Source: Comix Wave)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Kotonoha no Niwa, Shousetsu Kotonoha no Niwa

Characters & Voice Actors

Akizuki, Takao
Akizuki, Takao
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Richter, Ricardo
German
Richter, Ricardo
...
Yukino, Yukari
Yukino, Yukari
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Flecknoe, Maggie
English
Flecknoe, Maggie
...
Aizawa
Aizawa
Supporting
Haag, Hilary
English
Haag, Hilary
Marlot, Frédérique
French
Marlot, Frédérique
...
Akizuki, Mother
Akizuki, Mother
Supporting
Calene-Black, Shelley
English
Calene-Black, Shelley
Hirano, Fumi
Japanese
Hirano, Fumi

Staff

Shinkai, Makoto
Director, Script
Hata, Motohiro
Theme Song Performance
Kashiwa, Daisuke
Recording Engineer, Music
Foster, Steven
ADR Director



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Jul 16, 2014
TheMightySpoons
Garden of Words. I remember seeing a couple of gifs of this and thinking that the animation was astoundingly beautiful, so naturally I checked it out - and I wasn't disappointed.

And just to add, I re-watch this once every three months or so. I don't know what it is, but it creates so much peace for me that I love it. This review is more of a personal aspect than a professional one, so bear that in mind whilst reading perhaps.

To get the generic business out of the way: this anime is based around love, particularly of what you cannot have. It also enforces read more
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Jul 27, 2014
cinqopotato
The first thing you're going to notice about Kotonoha no Niwa is how stunningly gorgeous it is. Every single frame is so lush and fantastic, with every little detail masterfully drawn and utilizing a beautiful and varied color pallet. The world looks at once lived in and almost mythic in its splendor. Basically the entire film is eye candy, something I assume Makoto Shinkai prides himself on. Simply put, the visuals are on a whole other level when compared to most anime, and the sheer amount love and effort that have gone into creating this film is readily apparent.

The story itself is quite thematic, centered read more
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Recommendations

Both movies are made by Makoto Shinkai. The stories are about Love that never became something more. The movies have amazing art ( NOT KIDDING) and beautiful soundtracks. In the movies there is not much talking.
Same director, but Hoshi no Koe was his first major work. While Hoshi no Koe has the usual Shinkai theme of two characters who start off close but become more distant, this film has a reversed flow.

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Ending Theme

"Rain" by Motohiro Hata

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