In fact, his rage builds up whenever Yukino's name is heard from Takao's ears when something negatively is spoken behind her back. Garden of Words also known as Kotonoha no Niwa is a 2013 film and the latest installation of Makoto Shinkai's works. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. This is where he meets Yukari Yukino, a beautiful yet mysterious woman, for the very first time. The reason I made him a shoemaker, at first, was simply because the visuals were good.
And is eyecandy ever plentiful here. Then, when I tried inserting it into the script, it blended in very well, and it also matched the portrayal of Yukino, who, tired of society, loses her direction in life. Despite being a character-driven story with first person narration, the movie devotes a great deal of time with scenic shots. Perhaps too much so, as you might find yourself so stunned by the scenery that any dialogue will sound like little more than background noise. At the same time, some hopes just doesn't keep up with my own expectations especially in the story department. It is no doubt in my mind the visuals of this series deserves a standing ovation. It would be a sad thing if a director with so much talent was reduced to being a one-trick-pony.
With our dictionaries you can have hours and days of fun wherever you are! However, if you're looking for more of a deeper plot, then that might leave you a bit more unsatisfied. In the sound department, The Garden of Words consists mostly of ambience, with the exception of a handful of beautifully composed piano solos. The fact days passes by like pouring rain but later on, it shows more of a clear sky. His artwork expresses his desire to become a shoemaker more than ever. I myself also started because I wanted to get in contact with someone.
It is simple, restrained; often limited to ordinary conversations between the characters. The Garden of Words 2013 The Garden of Words : Takao, who is training to become a shoemaker, skipped school and is sketching shoes in a Japanese-style garden. The animation is flawless with excellent cinematography such as clever use of deep focus in more intimate scenes that successfully emphasise key metaphors employed and well angled panoramas boasting the vast and gorgeous landscapes that are a sight for sore eyes. You can simply slide your finger on the letters to make a word. Once you start to play, you'll never want to stop! I think with regards to the symbolism that Shinkai has employed to explore key themes, it is better if you watch and contemplate yourself on them as this is where the majority of the satisfaction lies in this movie.
Next time, we are going to approach director Shinkai on his enthusiasm for expanding overseas. For once, just once-- could he bother to convey the romance differently? I'm sure most of us has our own hopes and dreams for the future as well. This is expressed through secrets that are revealed later on. It is majestic and has a strong radiance that shines more than the cloudy skies that fills the settings. Takao aspires to be a shoemaker and make something of himself. It is truly impressive to see how effectively and concisely deep emotions and their underlying intentions are conveyed. However, as this work is the story of a 15-year-old boy who wants to know other people, it goes in the exact opposite direction.
Like most of Mikoto Shinkai's films, the movie moves with feelings from a calm mood to more of a dramatic. These themes coalesce with our characters and their self-discoveries to tell a larger story at hand in a modern social context exploring the Japanese traditional notion of love. Did I feel the emotions of the characters? He is already known as a famous Japanese director as well as a former graphic designer. It's deliberately simple-- anything thrilling would only serve to undermine the experience. Then, without arranging the times, the two start to see each other again and again, but only on rainy days. As stated initially, this is not simply a bittersweet romance that many condemn it to be but a subtle journey into the solitude and desires humans hold, within a prominent and relevant modern day social context. On another note, the soundtrack of this movie combines a piano like tone with a song of melody to top things off.
Offering to make her new shoes, Takao continues to meet with Yukari throughout the rainy season, and without even realizing it, the two are able to alleviate the worries hidden in their hearts just by being with each other. There are times when the artwork looks and feels so authentic that it could very well be mistaken for live-action at a glance. From a visual perspective, Shinkai's latest is nothing short of a masterpiece. Their backstories are hardly touched on, but the boy is seen as wise beyond his years, independent and seemingly forced to grow up prematurely. There's this feeling from this 46 minute film I got that people can relate to.
He is previously known for his involvement in other films such as The Place Promised in Our Early Days, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices. I would like to believe that, anyway. When it must tell, it relies on introspective monologues and poetic conversation. While the romance is at least passable, one can't shake off the feeling that more could have been done with the two. They've only met for less than a few months with little knowledge of each other. If you have watched any of his previous works notably 5 Centimeters Per Second , you will be very much familiar with the gorgeous scenery and eyecandy that accompany them.