Animecast: The Garden Of Words


Makoto Shinkai has directed some amazing shows. One that comes to most minds is 5 Centimeters Per Second. So it’s no wonder that The Garden of Words, or Kotonoha no Niwa, should be a must watch for anyone. Thanks to a heads up from our community, we dive into this amazing movie and give our in-depth analysis of it. Does it live up to the name, or will we find it falling short?

thegardenofwordsfeatThe spoiler segment begins at the 35:35 point. If you have not watched The Garden of Words, please avoid listening beyond that marker.

The music in this podcast is from the soundtrack for The Garden of Words. The intro is called “A Silent Summer”, the music segment is called “The Afternoon of Rainy Day”, and the music after the spoiler segment is called “A Rainy Morning” which were all composed by Kashiwa Daisuke. The outro for the episode (before the spoiler segment) is called “Rain” by Motohiro Hata.

We hope you all enjoy!

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Co-Founder of and Co-Host of the OtakuSpirit Animecast. A huge fan of anime since the early 1990s, consuming over 1300 shows. Outside of Otaku Spirit, he has been a judge for the Anime Awards and aided in reviewing titles for some publishers. While he's late to the collecting scene, he's found a lot of joy in filling his DVD/Blu-ray collection as well as collecting figures. Sharing this joy, he posts unboxing and feature videos on anime goods to YouTube.