Netflix Adds The Garden of Words
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The Garden of Words follows the story of shoemaker-in-training Takao, who begins sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. He meets a mysterious older woman and the two start meeting and deepening their relationship. Shinkai wrote that The Garden of Words would be his first story about love in the traditional Japanese meaning of the word. Originally, "love" was written as "lonely sadness" (koi), and, according to Shinkai, the modern concept of "love" (ai) was imported from the West.
Kenichi Tsuchiya designed the characters and oversaw the animation process. Hiroshi Takiguchi was the art director, and Daisuke Kashiwa composed the music. Miyu Irino and Kana Hanazawa headlined the cast as Takao and Yukino, respectively. Motohiro Hata contributed the theme song "Rain" with lyrics and music by Senri Oe. The film opened in Japan on May 31, running approximately 46 minutes.
Via Anime UK News