The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

By Makoto Shinkai

  • Genre: Anime
  • Release Date: 2013-01-01
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 0h 48min
  • Director: Makoto Shinkai
  • Production Company: CoMix Wave Films
  • Production Country: Japan
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 1,354 Ratings


When Takao, a young high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, decides to skip school one day in favor of sketching in a rainy garden, he has no idea how much his life will change when he encounters Yukino. Older, but perhaps not as much wiser, she seems adrift in the world. Despite the difference in their ages, they strike up an unusual relationship that unexpectedly continues and evolves, without planning, with random meetings that always occur in the same garden on each rainy day. But the rainy season is coming to a close, and there are so many things still left unsaid and undone between them. Will there be time left for Takao to put his feelings into actions and words? Between the raindrops, between the calms in the storm, what will blossom in The Garden of Words?




  • Great!

    By Nuriddinoff
    Oh my... that so sensitive, so deep... well done...
  • Beautiful

    By Cluedo Man
    A tale of forbidden love from the creator of Kimi No Na Wa, The Garden of words is a very beautiful film with stunning visuals superb voice acting and a story of knowing when the time to love is right and when one should wait just a little longer. I give this film the Platinum Anime Rose award. 🌹
  • Amazing

    By Nat, Craig
    Absolutely stunning!
  • pretty but so dorky

    By iiceman14
    The animation is what brought me to it. But the plot is just so cheesy and stupid that I can't watch it even twice.
  • Hmmm...

    By WTFCntIFindADecentNcknm?
    Maybe my expectations were too high, but I felt as if the plot (for lack of a better word) sucked. I didn't truly feel a beginning or an end to this film. During the movie, I didn't get a feel of the characters lives. No one developed. Don't know if that's what the author was going for, but it didn't sit well with me. Graphics were great. Colors were awesome. Maybe I should've watched it in Japanese.
  • Whoa

    By AzzaJ95
    The animation is amazing, that combined with the beautiful message it gives about life and our society makes it even better
  • Voice

    By Rui?
    This is a really good movie, but it speak English. I thought it is Japanese with English subtitle. The voice acting in Japan is much better than English. Does someone know how to change to Jpanese?
  • enthralling

    By Burr kitty
    the art is gorgeous, the music is beautiful, and the story is heartwrenching. this movie packs a lot of emotion into a very short film. i love it.
  • Awesome and Beautiful!!

    By Surge2001
    This is a must watch!!!
  • Best anime

    By Jr_Jose
    Love the story