Sentai Filmworks has announced a new but unsurprising yet welcome acquisition today with the upcoming May 31st, 2013 Japanese film The Garden of Words, aka Kotonoha no Niwa. The latest film from Makoto Shinkai and Comix Wave is set for release in just over a month and Sentai’s intending to bring it out later this year digitally as well as on DVD and Blu-ray. The company recently released Shinkai’s previous work with Children Who Chase Lost Voices. The Garden of Words is directed by Makoto Shinkai and features character designs by Kenichi Tsuchiya with music by KASHIWA Daisuke.
Plot concept: 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?