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FTW: The Garden of Words on DVD

ANIME fans won’t want to pass up the opportunity to score a copy of the gorgeous feature, The Garden of Words by acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai. Hieu Chau has details on the film and how you can win!

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There aren’t a lot of anime directors out there who tap into the core of longing and romance quite like Makoto Shinkai. From his acclaimed short film, Voices of a Distant Star (2003) to his most beloved feature, 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007), Shinkai’s ability to convey the many varying spectrums of romance has helped him gain a loyal fanbase.

The Japanese director’s new film, The Garden of Words, is another gorgeous feature that perfectly exemplifies Shinkai’s penchant for breathtakingly luscious visuals, moody characters and seemingly poetic dialogue.

The Garden of Words takes place primarily in the real-life location of Shinjuku Gyoen where high school student and aspiring shoe maker, Takao, encounters the mysterious and older, Yukino in the garden. Takao skips classes to spend his days talking with Yukino and enjoying her company where eventually their romance begins to take shape.

Bathed in the glow of the garden’s greenery and seemingly permanent downpour of rain, The Garden of Words, is a romantic visual feast for the eyes – and just in time for Valentine’s Day!

After enjoying a recent run at Reel Anime 2013, the film is now available to own on DVD and Blu-ray.

To celebrate The Garden of Words’ arrival on home media, Meld Magazine is giving away three copies of The Garden of Words on DVD. To win a copy, simply enter our competition below.

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4 total comments on this postSubmit yours
  1. Is there a question to answer, or it is random draw?

  2. I’d like to spend my days romancing it up on Hamilton Island.

  3. Fiji, an island wedding & honeymoon, a dream
    Making new memories together in bliss
    Breakfast, fresh fruit with vanilla cream
    Waking up at sunrise and true love’s kiss!

  4. In Hawaii

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