Anime Tokyo Versus Real Tokyo

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The Garden of Words is one of the most beautiful anime films in recent memory. Let’s see how it compares to Tokyo, the city where it takes place.

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The movie, which came out in 2013, is set during Japan’s rainy season, when everything is lush, green and wet. You might’ve seen some of these comparisons before as meme images; they were recently uploaded by Japanese site Nijipoi.

Below, the top image is from the anime, while the bottom one is a photo.

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In case you missed it, you can read a review of The Garden of Words over on Talk Amongst Yourselves, our reader-run site.

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To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter@Brian_Ashcraft.

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