The Garden of Words

The Garden of Words

English Title: The Garden of Words
Japanese Title: 言の葉の庭 — “Kotonoha no Niwa”
Author: Makoto Shinkai – Japanese Text
Illustrator: N/A
Translator: TBD
Genre: Drama, Romance
Original Run: September 2013
English Run: August 2020
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 1 (Completed)
Volumes in English: 1 (Completed)

Synopsis: From director Makoto Shinkai comes the novelization of his award-winning 2013 film The Garden of Words, a moody drama about two lonely souls who meet in the garden of Shinjuku during rainy season and help each other “learn to walk again” in life.

Volume 1
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Released August 18, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975315672

Reviews of The Garden of Words

Anime Adaptation

MAL Entry — Feature Film — Aired May 31, 2013
Note: the Light Novel is an adaptation of the screenplay

Manga Adaptation

MAL Entry — (Japan) 1 volume. Published Apr 25, 2013 to Oct 25, 2013. (English) Released by Vertical. Published October 28, 2014
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