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The Garden of Words


Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa, Fumi Hirano, Gou Maeda View All


Makoto Shinkai (Screenplay), Makoto Shinkai (Director), Makoto Shinkai (Writer) View All

Release: May 31st, 2013
Runtime: 46 minutes
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...
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Even though much of the animation/artwork is fairly standard, and even a little weak occasionally, the high-points of the movie are the occasional glimpses of absolutely stunning realism such as various views of the lake and trees, gloriously worked puddles (as seen above) or a rain-soaked bridge wh....
*SPOILERS* I hate conventional romance movies, the stereotypical hollywood romance movie with all of it's cliches is arguably less tolerable than the stereotypical hollywood horror movie.


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