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Shinkai Makoto's New Movie 'Kotonoha no Niwa' Announced [Update Feb 21]

by dtshyk
Dec 23, 2012 8:07 AM | 88 Comments
According to the official website, Shinkai Makoto's new anime movie "Kotonoha no Niwa" was announced to be premiered within the first half of the year 2013. Shinkai said it will be his first 恋 (love) story. He said, "There had not been the concept of 恋愛 (romance) before the modern period in the language of Japanese. 恋 (love) had been written as 孤悲 (lone sorrow) since 8th century. Although the story of this movie takes place in current Japan, I'd like to describe such an ancient emotion of lone sorrow."

Kotonoha no Niwa official website

Update Feb 21
To be premiered on May 31st.

Trailer

Cast
Irino Miyu
Hanazawa Kana

Kotonoha no Niwa on MAL

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Sentai just acquired the film. Cheers!

Apr 24, 2013 10:45 AM by zetsuboSensei

nub said:
It's just another love story.
Nope. It's Shinkai's love story which makes it very good at worst and masterpiece at best. Can't wait.

Mar 27, 2013 1:04 AM by Progeusz

LPzhelud said:
The picture is great as always.... But what's with Tenmon?...


this i would like to know, shinkai's films always have tenmon in them, wonder whats happening, afaik tenmon did that other short little movie in february

Mar 26, 2013 11:47 PM by eldest

The picture is great as always.... But what's with Tenmon?...

Mar 26, 2013 10:25 PM by LPzhelud

Manu_ said:
i'm looking forward to see this in someday of 2014, like usual : ]


it gets released may 31, chances are youll be able to buy it before the year is out (the jap bluray anyway)

Mar 20, 2013 8:32 PM by eldest

i'm looking forward to see this in someday of 2014, like usual : ]

Mar 20, 2013 6:19 PM by Manu_

since this time they included Hanazawa Kana as a Main cast's seiyuu, then I must watch this... no matter what...

Mar 13, 2013 5:39 AM by kueapel

That guy has some serious Foot Fetish mang.

Mar 3, 2013 11:33 PM by Tyrel

Older woman -- check!
Rain (as the prevalent theme) -- check!
Miyu Irino -- check!
Makoto Shinkai aka the director w/ a penchant for bittersweet/downer (which I refer to as realistic) endings -- check!

symbv said:
CurseDestiny said:
I on this one it looks gorgeous, but were are they going with a 27 woman and a 15 year old? or did I miss something in translation? Japanese not that great
Yes, a 27 year old woman and a 15 year old boy. Bear in mind that the PV does not indicate (at least not clearly) that their relationship is one of romantic love though.

Foot fetish or romantic love, should their age difference even matter? Sure, "shota" does bother me but 15 is no longer that young an age to be categorized as such, if it ever does come down to them having a sexual relationship.

Mar 3, 2013 3:24 AM by a1oner

CurseDestiny said:
I on this one it looks gorgeous, but were are they going with a 27 woman and a 15 year old? or did I miss something in translation? Japanese not that great
Yes, a 27 year old woman and a 15 year old boy. Bear in mind that the PV does not indicate (at least not clearly) that their relationship is one of romantic love though.

Feb 21, 2013 9:48 AM by symbv

I on this one it looks gorgeous, but were are they going with a 27 woman and a 15 year old? or did I miss something in translation? Japanese not that great

Feb 21, 2013 9:43 AM by CurseDestiny

Saudades said:
The Youtube PV video above already has subtitles in 5 languages though.
OK, the description did not say there are subtitles. So you need to turn on the caption...

Feb 21, 2013 7:28 AM by symbv

wow. looks amazing.
still though, i dont know if theres ever going to be a film that tops 5cm/s for me.

Feb 21, 2013 6:05 AM by eldest

The Youtube PV video above already has subtitles in 5 languages though.

Feb 21, 2013 5:08 AM by Saudades

Mormegil said:
Ah, Shinkai. The one trick pony.
SPOILERS: They split up at the end.
I guess you will also say "Hitchcock. The one trick pony. SPOILERS: Some people will die." Uh?

Anyway, this is a PV with subtitle in Chinese and English (though the English translation can be really bad)

http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNTE2OTYyNjky.html

Feb 21, 2013 4:32 AM by symbv

PV



The art kinda reminds me of Vofan

Feb 20, 2013 9:19 PM by Saudades

Ah, Shinkai. The one trick pony.

SPOILERS: They split up at the end.

Feb 20, 2013 7:45 PM by Mormegil

Plot looks God awful, visuals look nice. Shocker, right? In terms of visuals, it's hard to tell if this will look any better than Children Who etc., but there's definitely more rain porn. So that's something.

Feb 20, 2013 7:43 PM by Josh

HOOOOOLY SH*T!!!!
Makoto Shinkai and Kashiwa Daisuke in one movie?! Eyegasm + Eargasm!!!

Feb 20, 2013 3:50 AM by ntHai

More Shinkai? I'm in.

Admittedly after watching Children Who Chase Long Titles and finding it a bit disappointing and way too Ghibli for my liking, it still had good parts and was just as damn pretty to look at as his other works.

Hell, this new film could be absolutely terrible for all I care as long as I get more pretty clouds.

Feb 8, 2013 1:56 PM by Seasonreaper

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