While it may not be the world theatrical premiere which Australia is set to host this weekend, North American anime publisher Sentai Filmworks have announced that they have acquired the rights to Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime film “The Garden of Words“. Directed by Makoto Shinkai himself, this film is about a new work of life, love and the spaces between and features character designs by Kenichi Tsuchiya and music by Kashiwa Daisuke.
The company is set to release this film shortly via digital outlets in North America, with a bilingual Blu-ray and DVD release set to follow later this year.
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?