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My Thoughts On: The Garden of Words (2013)

The Garden of Words

Year Released: 2013
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Lead Actors/Actresses: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa

Rotten Tomatoes Score: N/A


Score: 6

Just as a disclaimer, I have only watched this movie only one time (and as of now I plan to keep it that way) so in no way is this post comprehensive; I’m just writing down the thoughts and conclusions that my friend and I arrived after watching it in our spare time :).

To be completely honest, I’m not too acquainted with the genre of anime drama films. Unfortunately, Your Name (2016) never really stood out to me. However, I’m definitely looking to explore other films in the coming months.

Now for the actual film: The Garden of Words was directed by Makoto Shinkai, the same director of Your Name, the highest grossing anime movie of all time. It’s very short, only around 45 minutes, following the friendship between two main characters, a student who aspires to become a shoemaker, and his teacher. At the beginning of …