The Garden of Words first released in an Australian film festival in 2013. It was then released in Japan a month later. It was screen with the short film Someone’s Gaze, which was also done by Makoto Shinkai. Shinkai has done many movies, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, 5 Centimeters a Second, and Voices From a Distant Star, just to name a few. The film has spawned a manga and a novel.
This is the most beautiful film I have ever seen. I am not just saying an animated film, I am saying as a film. When the first shot came up, it took me a second of asking ” is this really animated?” It was that pretty and well done. The whole entire thing is just gorgeous. There isn’t a shot in there that I thought “that one isn’t as good as the other ones.” Every single scene was just amazing.
This whole movie is about learning out to over come your self. Because in the end your really the only only holding your self from doing any thing. It’s ok to stumble, it’s ok to fall. You have to be able to pick your self up. That being said, you don’t have to do it alone. Even if it’s just an other person knowing what you want to do or just being there for some one. You have to get over your self and go do what you want.
Every one needs to watch this movie. One, it is so pretty. Two, it has an amazing message, that every one needs to hear. Three, it is so well done, there is no wasted shots in this whole movie. It tells it’s story and doesn’t do anything else, but it doesn’t feel rushed at all. That is saying something for a 45 minute movie. One of the best pieces of work I have seen in a very long time.
Mind you this article is a little short, because I am still in awe of this movie. I have to watch more of Makoto Shinkai’s work, I have nothing but good things. After seeing this, I’m going to have to read the manga and the novel. Then watch Shinkai’s movies.
Photo Credit: The Garden of Words, Makoto Shinkai, CoMix Wave Films, Inc., Sentai Filmworks