THE GARDEN OF WORDS on Australian Blu-ray and DVD
On February 19th, the Australian label Madman Entertainment will release THE GARDEN OF WORDS (言の葉の庭, Kotonoha no Niwa, 2013) on Blu-ray (Region B) and DVD (Region 4). From acclaimed filmmaker Makoto Shinkai (CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES, THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS) and animation studio CoMix Wave (5 CENTIMETRES PER SECOND, CHILDREN WHO CHASE LOST VOICES), the film was seen in Australian and New Zealand cinemas as part of REEL ANIME 2013.
When Takao, a young high school student who dreams of becoming a shoe designer, decides to skip school one day in favour 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, with random meetings 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?
Release Date: February 19, 2014
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
Language: Japanese, English
Running Time: 46 minutes
Format: Blu-ray (Region B)
Format: DVD (Region 4, PAL)
SRP: $24.95 AUD
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.
For more information on THE GARDEN OF WORDS, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- Sentai Filmworks Licenses THE GARDEN OF WORDS
- GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE and THE GARDEN OF WORDS Confirmed for REEL ANIME 2013