Review from me :
Are you a fan of drama-anime ? Then you must know Makoto Shinkai. Yesterday I just watched one of Makoto Shinkai’s brilliant work, which is Kotonoha no Niwa. Makoto Shinkai is known as an author who makes many masterpiece drama-anime Movie. First time I know Makoto Shinkai is when I watched Byousoku 5 Centimeter, and I blown away by the drama-quality. It really such a good anime, the only thing I don’t like about his work is the ending never satisfying. I know make a satisfying ending can make a story drop the overall quality and will be easily forgotten. Do you understand what I mean ? For example, which one you will remember more, the ending with the death of main-character or the the ending with main-character won against last villain ? Obviously the ending with the death of main-character will give more impact and left with strong impression. So, I think that’s what Makoto Shinkai want with his work. Kotonoha no Niwa is one of those work. But, for Kotonoha no Niwa, I think some people will find the ending is satisfying enough, so just try watching it.
- Animation, one of the best animation I’ve ever seen. Really colorful.
- Story, background-story is really simple, yet it’s really beautiful. Relationship between the main-character and heroine is the ideal of relationship, which is relationship that everyone wants.
- Character, I think it isn’t fair from me to include this because this anime only have 40 minutes. But still, I think the story need more character-development.
I think that’s all I can say for 40 minutes-long movie. If only it’s like other usual movie (approx.2 hours), I can see people call this movie a masterpiece, need more character-development with more romance-scene. There’s not so much romance-scene in here, and also this movie need more conflicts. However, it’s still really good though.
- Story : 7/10
- Art : 10/10
- Character : 7/10
- Enjoyment : 8/10
- Overall : 8/10
On a rainy morning in Tokyo, Takao Akizuki, an aspiring shoemaker, decides to skip class to sketch designs in a beautiful garden. This is where he meets Yukari Yukino, a beautiful yet mysterious woman, for the very first time. Offering to make her new shoes, Takao continues to meet with Yukari throughout the rainy season, and without even realizing it, the two are able to alleviate the worries hidden in their hearts just by being with each other. However, their personal struggles have not disappeared completely, and as the end of the rainy season approaches, their relationship will be put to the test.