Kotonoha no Niwa

Alt titles: The Garden of Words

Movie (1 ep x 46 min)
4.41 of 5 from 4,902 votes
Rank #138

When Takao decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older, but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that always occur in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them.

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GermanDragon's avatar by GermanDragon on Jul 3, 2013
Score: 9.3/10

Introduction Every so often, I receive a jarring reminder that time is passing by around me. It feels as though just yesterday I was attending a screening for, what was then Makoto Shinkai's newest film, Children Who Chase Lost Voices. Well, I guess it's time to face the facts: that was nearly two years ago. To be completely honest, the fact that Makoto Shinkai had not only been working on, but had completed... read more

RingoStarr1991's avatar by RingoStarr1991 on Mar 15, 2014
Score: 9.3/10

***Spoiler free review*** One superficial gripe I have with movies in general is how short they tend to be. I have always enjoyed books, manga, and long running shows because of the added time to build upon characters and expand the plot. I however must retract my superficialness for the animated film Kotonoha no Niwa as it has pulled on my heart strings to their breaking point. Story: 8/10 At its core... read more

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