On rainy days, a student and an adult meet underneath a park gazebo to escape the troubles of their real lives. While they initially find comfort in conversation, their relationship becomes strained as they learn more about each other’s circumstances.
Taking a step away from the mediocrity of Children Who Chase Lost Voices, director Makoto Shinkai draws elements from the romances of his more successful distance trilogy in order to shore up Garden of Words. Has he learned anything from the experience or will Garden of Words simply become the fourth distance film?
On this episode, we review a good anime for once and discuss the third of Makoto Shinkai’s films surrounding the subject of distance and the one with the most down to earth take on the subject. Does this movie hold a candle to Voices of a Distant Star? Listen in and find out.
Hosts: NoMachineGunForHim, Moonhead, Zaburai, MexicanAnime, and Xane the Insane.