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Kotonoha no Niwa

Kotonoha no Niwa

Alternative Titles

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 7
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 25, 2013 to Oct 25, 2013
Authors: Shinkai, Makoto (Story), Motohashi, Midori (Art)
Serialization: Afternoon


Score: 8.001 (scored by 2323 users)
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Ranked: #9952
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Popularity: #1761
Members: 5,574
Favorites: 118
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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. They deepen their relationship and open up to each other. But the end of the rainy season soon approaches...

(Source: Comix Wave)


Kotonoha no Niwa was published in English as The Garden of Words by Vertical Inc. under the Vertical Comics imprint on October 28, 2014.

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Apr 30, 2017
Cloe900311 (All reviews)
This is my first time reviewing a series with a full 10/10 in every aspect.

Story: The story is the same as the movie it is based off on. Extra moments were added to develop Takao and Yukino's relationship more, and the ending as well was not in the movie - it gave an overall, hopeful and positive feeling.

Art: The art was very pleasing to the eyes. I love seeing the blushes on our protagonists' faces, and their gentle gestures. The tone the movie displayed was very apparent in this manga adaption. I love the way the postures were drawn, and the drips of water on read more
Dec 17, 2018
PentagramShogoki (All reviews)
It contains spoilers.

Ah, love... What would it be of our lifes without love? It moves the world, it makes us feel things, it makes us happy or destroy our heart... A strong feeling, motivation of hundred of people every day to fullfil their routine. You can love a person, an animal, the music you listen, anime and manga... I hope you agree in it, because Kotonoha no Niwa brings us some cups of sweet sweet love.

This manga is an adaptation of the well known movie made by Makoto Shinkai (the best he's made in my opinion) in 2013. In it, it tells the exact same read more
Oct 2, 2018
RustyPenny (All reviews)
My review on this is; it's pretty good.
The speech bubbles were hard to follow, I had to watch the movie after reading it to understand some of the conversations because I couldn't tell who was saying what. (Not important conversations, I got the jist of it.)

As far as the art goes, it's pretty. I'll give it that, however I'm not a fan of how more than half of the time no-one has a face. It's just an empty void. Not sure if it's just the artist's art style, or if it was just rushed. I still enjoyed the artwork.

The story is pretty good, short.. I read more


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