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Aro Recommended Garden of Words, The


Japan 2013, 46 minutes
Dir. Makoto Shinkai
In Japanese, English with English subtitles
Rating: [M] Adult themes.
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Anime, Romance


Aroview: Another gorgeous animated romance from the director of 5 CENTIMETRES PER SECOND, centred on the poignant relationship between a sensitive teenager and a melancholy woman during Japan's rainy season.

As a gentle antidote to Shinkai's previous anime, the epic Ghibli homage CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES, this maintains a delicacy of tone that beautifully complements its focus on the interior world of its characters and their surroundings, rendered here with such exquisite detail as to put all other animations to shame.

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DVD Features

  • cast and/or crew interviews
  • extra stuff
  • trailers
  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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