The Garden of Words (GN)
Title: The Garden of Words
Release date: 2014-10-28
Suggested retail price: $12.95
Age rating: 14+
Words are powerful. Insults and rumors can derail a career; a bit of encouragement can give someone the strength to pursue their dreams. When a high school boy skipping class to sketch shoe designs and a taciturn woman drinking a morning beer meet in a Tokyo park, they say little, but the woman bids farewell with an ancient tanka poem. Will the boy figure out the poem's meaning - and its corresponding response - before it's too late?
Story by Makoto Shinkai and art by Midori Motohashi.
(added on 2014-10-30, modified on 2014-10-30)
- Reviewed by Rebecca Silverman (March 6, 2015)
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