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Makoto Shinkai's new film: Koto no Ha no Niwa

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Makoto Shinkai's new film: Koto no Ha no Niwa

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Distant Star's Makoto Shinkai Makes Koto no Ha no Niwa Anime Film
posted on 2012-12-23 11:05 EST

Children Who Chase Lost Voices creator's "tale of 'lonely sadness'" in 1st half of 2013

The official website for Makoto Shinkai the auteur director behind Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimeters Per Second, and Children Who Chase Lost Voices announced on Christmas Eve that he is creating a new anime film called Koto no Ha no Niwa. Shinkai plans to open the film in Japanese theaters in the first half of next year, and he began planning this past spring. The tagline on the website reads, "A tale of "lonely sadness," older than even "love."

Shinkai writes on the website that this is the first time he is making a "love" story. He adds that there were words long before there were characters to write them in this world. The Japanese language during the era when it had no written form is known as "Yamato kotoba." The language during this time had its own pronunciations, before the importation of kanji characters from China.

At the time, "love" (koi) was written as "lonely sadness." Moreover, according to Shinkai, the modern concept of "love" was imported from the west. While his new Koto no Ha no Niwa film is set in the modern era, it will be about "koi" in the original "lonely sadness" meaning of longing for someone in solitude, as opposed to the modern meaning.

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[JP] Kotonoha no Niwa (The Garden of Words) [EngSub]

Amazon Japan listings: Blu-ray / DVD

June 21st | EngSub confirmed (http://kotonohanoniwa.jp/page/item.html) along with Japanese and Chinese subs (Traditional or Simplified not specified).
  • Blu-ray: 6090yen
    • Sountrack CD, 16pg booklet
    • Planned ~90 minutes worth of bonus features (Makoto Shinkai & cast interview - long version, storyboards, Makoto Shinkai filmography, theatrical trailer)
  • DVD: 3360yen
    • 16pg booklet
    • Panned ~30 minutes worth of bonus features (Makoto Shinkai & cast interview - short version, Makoto Shinkai filmography, theatrical trailer)
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Re: Makoto Shinkai's new film: Koto no Ha no Niwa

The animation is SO gorgeeous.
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Re: Makoto Shinkai's new film: Koto no Ha no Niwa

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The animation is SO gorgeeous.
The run time is only 46 minutes. I'm still interested in this though. The probability of this getting licensed in North America is pretty high (namely Sentai Filmworks).
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