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: 581 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 159 votes (sub:133, dub:20, others:6
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Persian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 190 votes (sub:152, dub:27, ?:1, others:10
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Very good: 125 votes (sub:97, dub:16, raw:1, others:11
5 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 64 votes (sub:58, dub:6)
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:21, dub:4, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 So-so: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Not really good: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:1, raw:1)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 763 users, rank: #1290 (of 5986)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.559 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.3755, rank: #130 (of 5980)
Weighted mean: 8.501 (Excellent−), rank: #130 (of 5980) (seen all: 8.51 / seen some: 6.96)
Bayesian estimate: 8.481 (Very good+), rank: #67 (of 4520)
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:
Interview: Makoto Shinkai (Apr 30, 2013)
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    The Garden of Words (Blu-Ray) 2013-08-06 (from $18.46)
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
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 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
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 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
Distributor:
New Video Group
Section23 Films (North America)
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
Production: Seraphim Digital
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Grégory Laisné

Adaptation: Julien Notais
French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: WanTake
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
David Jenner as Takao Akizuki(Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Yukari Yukino(Spain dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Voice-over(Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Takao's Brother(Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as
Sato(Spain dub)
Takao Akizuki(Spain dub; child)
Carmen Calvell as Takao's Mother(Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Professor Ito(Spain dub)
Jordi Nogueras as Matsumoto(Spain dub)
Marta Barbará as
Aizawa(Spain dub)
Brother's Girlfriend(Spain dub)

Alberto Vilar(Spain dub)
Ariadna Jiménez(Spain dub)
Cesc Martínez(Spain dub)
Sergio Mesa(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal+ Xtra (Spain; 2014-03-26)
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain)
German staff
German cast
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
Sato

Russian companies
Distributor: Reanimedia
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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