The Garden of Words (movie)

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©Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films 

Alternative title:
El Jardín de las Palabras (Spanish) 
Kotonoha no Niwa (Japanese) 
言の葉の庭 (Japanese) 
言葉之庭 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
언어의 정원 (Korean) 
Genres: drama , romance 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: 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 … 
User Ratings: 533 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 151 votes (sub:127, dub:18, others:6
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Persian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 Excellent: 169 votes (sub:136, dub:23, ?:1, others:9
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 115 votes (sub:93, dub:12, raw:1, others:9
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 58 votes (sub:54, dub:4)
 Decent: 27 votes (sub:20, dub:4, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:1, raw:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 697 users, rank: #1367 (of 5921)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.569 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.3839, rank: #137 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 8.517 (Excellent−), rank: #135 (of 5914) (seen all: 8.52 / seen some: 6.96)
Bayesian estimate: 8.496 (Very good+), rank: #67 (of 4463)
Running time: 46 minutes 
Vintage: 2013-04-28
Premiere date:
2013-04-28 (Australia, Gold Coast Film Festival) 
2013-05-31 (Japan) 
Ending Theme:
"Rain" by Motohiro Hata 
News: Show:
Interview: Makoto Shinkai (Apr 30, 2013)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    The Garden of Words (Blu-Ray) 2013-08-06 (from $22.98)
DVD (Region 1)
    The Garden of Words (DVD) 2013-08-06 (from $9.96)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Makoto Shinkai 
Screenplay: Makoto Shinkai 
Storyboard: Makoto Shinkai 
Unit Director: Makoto Shinkai 
Music: Daisuke Kashiwa 
Original creator: Makoto Shinkai 
Character Design: Kenichi Tsuchiya 
Art Director: Hiroshi Takiguchi 
Animation Director: Kenichi Tsuchiya 
Sound Director: Yō Yamada 
Director of Photography: Makoto Shinkai 
Producer: Noritaka Kawaguchi 

Color design:
Makoto Shinkai 
Yoko Miki 
Color Setting Assistance:
Chinatsu Totsuka 
Rieko Sekine 
Color Setting Check: Shiho Kuriki 
Editing: Makoto Shinkai 
In-Between Check:
Etsuko Tamakoshi 
Kaori Suzuki 
Music producer: Tomohiro Ogawa 
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Daisuke Kashiwa 
Screenplay Cooperation: Saya Matsuda 
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa 
Theme Song Performance: Motohiro Hata (ED) 
Kana Hanazawa as Yukino 
Miyu Irino as Takao 

Fumi Hirano as Takao's mother 
Megumi Han as Satō 
Mikako Komatsu as Aizawa 
Risa Mizuno as News Announcer 
Suguru Inoue as Matsumoto 
Taishi Murata as
Student B 
Weather Forecast 
Takanori Hoshino as Iori 
Takeshi Maeda as Shōta Akizuki 
Wataru Sekine as Takao Akizuki(child) 
Yuka Terasaki as Rika Teramoto 
Yuuki Hayashi as Moriyama 

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Steven Foster 
Script: Steven Foster 
Translation: Anna Exter (Extras) 
Additional Translation: Javier Lopez 
Audio Engineer:
Bryan Leach 
Stanley Thomas 
BD Authoring: David Williams 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff 
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III 
Jessica Williams 
Kayla King 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud 
Sound Design: Christopher Bourque 
Subtitle Formatting:
Christopher Williams 
Dwayne Jones 
Subtitle Timing: Anna Exter (Extras) 
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch 
Maggie Flecknoe as Yukari Yukino 
Patrick Poole as Takao Akizuki 

Allison Sumrall as Sato 
Blake Shepard as Young Takao 
Brittney Karbowski as Brother's Girlfriend 
Crash Buist as Takao's Brother 
David Matranga as Mr. Ito 
Hilary Haag as Aizawa 
Mike Yager as Matsumoto 
Shelley Calene-Black as Takao's Mother 

English companies
New Video Group 
Section23 Films (North America) 
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks 
Production: Seraphim Digital 
French staff
French companies
Distributor: Kaze 
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal+ Xtra (Spain; 2014-03-26) 
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain) 
Spanish cast
German cast
German staff
ADR Director: Frank Preissler 
Script: Frank Preissler 
Ricardo Richter as Takao Akizuki 
Rubina Kuraoka as Yukari Yukino 

Amadeus Strobl as Matsumoto 
Dana Friedrich as Takao's Mother 
Inken Baxmeier as Aizawa 
Jan Makino as Shouta Akizuki 
Jaron Löwenberg as Itou-sensei 
Julia Stoepel as Shouta's Girlfriend 
Sarah Tkotsch as Satou 
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany 
Dubbing: VSI Berlin 
Russian staff
Russian cast
Tatyana Litvinova as Yukari Yukino 
Yuri Romanov as Takao Akizuki 

Alexander Filchenko as Mr. Ito 
Lyudmila Guskova as Takao's Mother 
Mikhail Kadanin as Takao's Older Brother 
Vyacheslav Arinchekhin as Matsumoto 
Yekaterina Astredinova as
Girlfriend of Takao's Older Brother 

Russian companies
Distributor: Reanimedia 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
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