The Garden of Words (manga)

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Alternative title:
El jardín de las palabras (Spanish)
Kotonoha no Niwa (Japanese)
O Jardim das Palavras (Portuguese)
Сад изящных слов (Russian)
言の葉の庭 (Japanese)
言葉之庭 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: drama, romance
Plot Summary: Takao Akizuki often skips morning classes on rainy days to sketch shoe designs in a Tokyo park. One day, he finds an older woman drinking beer in his favorite secluded spot. They rarely speak with each other during this brief encounter, but he feels like he’s met her before. Shortly before she leaves, she bids farewell with a poem that stimulates a sense of wonder in Takao. As he ponders the words, he hopes to meet the woman again in the garden to discover their true meaning before the end of the rainy season.
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Seen in part or in whole by 7 users, rank: #3834 (of 5194)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.200 (Very good+), std. dev.: 0.9798, rank: #709 (of 5380)
Weighted mean: 8.035 (Very good), rank: #896 (of 5380) (seen all: 8.04)
Bayesian estimate: 7.917 (Very good), rank: #593 (of 3045)
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 196
Chapter titles: We have 7
Vintage: 2013-04-25 (serialized in Afternoon)
Release dates: We have 3
The Garden of Words GN (Mar 6, 2015)
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    The Garden of Words (GN) 2014-10-28 (from $10.36)

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Publisher: Kodansha
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Licensed by: Vertical
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Publisher: Kaze
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Publisher: Milky Way Ediciones (Spain)
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Publisher: Istari Comics
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Publisher: NewPOP (Brazil)
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