The Garden of Words Alternative Titles
English: The Garden of Words
Synonyms: Koto no Ha no Niwa, The Garden of Kotonoha
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 31, 2013
Producers: The Answer Studio, TOHO animation
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: CoMix Wave Films
Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, Romance
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Score: 8.001 (scored by 383,813 users) Ranked: #5492
On a rainy morning in Tokyo, Takao Akizuki, an aspiring shoemaker, decides to drop out of school to sketch designs in a beautiful garden. This is where he meets Yukari Yukino, a beautiful but mysterious woman, for the first time. Offering to make her new shoes, Takao continues to see Yukari during the rainy season, and without realizing it, the two are able to ease their hidden worries just by being together. However, their personal struggles have not completely disappeared, and as the rainy season approaches, their relationship will be tested.
Yukino Yukari-Main-Hanazawa Kana
Akizuki Takao-Main-Irino Miyu
The greatest injustice that can be inflicted upon “Kotonoha no Niwa” is to falsely and narrowly label this 46-minute film a simple story of love. Too often do you see people claim that this movie is one about a "forbidden love" created by an age difference and it is through these lens that unwarranted and confused criticisms of the show sometimes emerge. The Garden of Words has a level of nuanced complexity that is concealed for the presumptuous as it requires you to think and pay attention to its use of visuals as well as its dialogue