The Garden of Words

Kotonoha no Niwa

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On a rainy morning in Tokyo, Takao Akizuki, an aspiring shoemaker, decides to skip class to sketch designs in a beautiful garden. This is where he meets Yukari Yukino, a beautiful yet mysterious woman, for the very first time. Offering to make her new shoes, Takao continues to meet with Yukari throughout the rainy season, and without even realizing it, the two are able to alleviate the worries hidden in their hearts just by being with each other. However, their personal struggles have not disappeared completely, and as the end of the rainy season approaches, their relationship will be put to the test.

User Rating: 4.67 ( 13 votes)


English: The Garden of Words
Japanese: 言の葉の庭
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 31, 2013
Producers: The Answer Studio, TOHO animation
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Source: Original
Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Romance
Duration: 46 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p, 720p
Type: BD, Eng Sub, Dual Audio


Noritaka Kawaguchi – Producer
Makoto Shinkai – Director, Script, Storyboard, Director of Photography, Color Design, Editing
Haru Yamada – Sound Director
Motohiro Hata – Theme Song Performance
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Masterful Shinkai animation of a forbidden romance. Definitely a must see if you appreciate realistic anime art.


Animation quality is incredible, especially when rain is involved; however, the story is flat and doesn’t reach a satisfying conclusion.


From the Director that made 5 Wallpapers per Second, comes his next work, 60 Frames per Rain Drop.


The hell this needs to be longer or have a sequel. Particularly one where they have their teacher x student romance.


Mesmerisingly clean animation of seasonal change. The underdeveloped story had a haiku-like quality, offering a snapshot of forbidden love.


short, but poetic and realistic! really shows how seemingly mundane encounters can have a great influence on people.


Probably the most beautiful thing ever made.



    can i kwill u plis 🥺🥺


    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!