Yen Press announced today that the novelization of Makoto Shinkai’s anime film, The Garden of Words, is set to release on August 25 in both physical and digital formats. The anime film was released in Japan back in 2013 and is currently available to stream on Netflix.
Yen Press describes the novel as follows:
On rainy mornings, Takao can never bring himself 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.
A review on The Garden of Words anime film can be read here as part of my Makoto Shinkai review series: https://www.theouterhaven.net/2015/03/anime-review-the-garden-of-words/