May 31 • 46 mins • Romance • Director: Makoto Shinkai • Starring: Miyu Irino, Kana Hanazawa
An anime for grown-ups, Garden of Words is a slow paced movie with a focus on romance and mystery. Young shoemaker Takao, meets Yukino in his backyard while practicing his trade. By chance, fate, or pure luck, the two meet on a regular basis, but only on rainy days; but with the rainy season soon coming to an end, what will happen to their budding relationship? At just 46 minutes long, the film is a short and sweet sample from writer/director, Makoto Shinkai.