Makoto Shinkai’s work has attracted a massive following in recent years, and now fans will be able to experience the novelization of his 2013 film The Garden of Words. Yen Press has provided further details regarding this release below:

Yen Press is set to release the novelization of famed anime Director Makoto Shinkai’s award-winning 2013 film The Garden of Words, an emotional drama about two lonely souls who meet in the garden of Shinjuku during rainy season and help each other “learn to walk again” in life.

The Garden of Words novel will be published in print and digitally on August 25th.

Yen Press detailed the release in a Tweet today:

The Garden of Words is a touching and emotional anime film that was released in 2013 and is also currently available on Netflix.

Makoto Shinkai has become internationally renowned for his poignant coming of age anime stories depicted in films such as your name. and Weathering With You.

About The Garden of Words:

On rainy mornings, Takao can never bring him-self to go to school-instead, he spends that time at the beautiful Shinjuku Gyoen gardens and finds a brief reprieve from everything else in his life among the trees and flowers. And on one of those mornings, he discovers a mysterious woman named Yukino in his haven, skipping work, and  an unlikely friendship blooms between them. But though these two are the center of this story, they are far from the only ones trying to find their way in life. From director Makoto Shinkai comes a deeper look at his award winning 2013 film, The Garden of Words, full of additional scenes and perspectives to show a whole new side of the many characters who brought the film to life.

About The Author Varun Gupta

Varun Gupta is a BI Engineer that works in the entertainment industry. Throughout his entire life, Varun has had an immense love of animation and comics. An obsessive manga collector, he spends his free time attempting to read through his massive backlog of series, hoping to one day finish them all. Will he succeed in his perilous quest? Probably not, but at least he’s having fun doing it!

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