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The Garden of Words - Blu-ray (German)
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
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One thing I really like from his work his backgrounds. They are practically pictures. The rain drops hitting the pond look quite real. Just watching the garden shots and city shots are worth the time alone.
I found the story moving. Takao is a new high school student who lives a lonely existence dreaming of making shoes. He is truly alone. His mother (seen once in a background scene) appears to be an unhappy alcoholic who spends much time away from home. His brother moves out. Not really fitting in with the "normal" expectations; he likes to cut morning classes on rainy days sit in an arbor and sketch shoe designs. How he becomes attracted to shoe design is both touching and sad. It's not clearly defined; it's what I interpreted. In the arbor is a young woman. Obviously older as she is drinking beer and eating chocolate. Never mind the fact it's morning. She is another lonely person and carries pain. Hidden but I perceived it. They start talking to each other and over time start an unusual relationship. He has a crush and over time I noticed the beer consumption drops and she starts eating better.
You almost wish they could be together. But the age difference makes this impossible. There is a final show down which is bitter sweet.
Do watch the scenes through the credits.
The disk also includes interviews, the usual trailers, a story board example, and an English comentary.
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This is probably my favorite work of his next to the recent Kimi no Na Wa - and like most of his films, the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.
I wanted to give this film 5 stars but I did feel that this film explored themes already done in Shinkai's earlier film "5cm per second". I don't want to spoil it for anyone but there were similarities to me between both films conclusions. Still, this was a great film and had its own story, characters and issues to resolve by film's conclusion.
I recommend this film highly. It is absolutely gorgeous, intelligent and quite an emotional journey.
The movie is about a student and a teacher having a deeper relationship than the usual but it is not a sexual one----at least not yet...the very end of the credits may allude to a future relationship but I personally don't think so.
The animation is gorgeous and it makes me wish that the U.S. returns to traditional animation.
Yes, you could say that this is a love story of sorts, and I understand some reviewers hated the ending. I put it this way...if you're used to watching TV anime with high episode counts (Naruto, DB, Bleach, etc.), this might not be for you. My question is, was the story told well enough in the time provided? My answer: HELL YES.
In my honest opinion, if you've experienced real/true love and heartbreak or rejection in your life you will probably understand exactly why this story ended the way it did. But make sure you keep watching past the end credits-there's a bit more story.
I also enjoyed hearing English voice talent I haven't heard before and I think the main characters actors knocked it OUT THE BOX, especially Maggie Flecknoe. When the film was at it's climax, I'm not ashamed to say that a tear or two did roll down my cheek and I got a rush of goosebumps. And THAT'S what great movies do. They move you.
So, in conclusion, if this is your thing, you can't go wrong with this title. The cinematography is breathtaking, English dub was very well-done, stunning visuals and the musical score was spellbinding.
I wanted to give this a 9 or 9.5 but I simply can't find a single flaw to warrant it. It's simply a masterpiece.