(W/A/CA) Makoto Shinkai
Two lonely souls meet under the shade of a garden gazebo during a downpour. They are both playing hooky, but in the case of Takao he is cutting school; while Yukari should be at work. While this encounter was random, it will not be their last, as their lives will become intertwined with the rain, beer, school and shoe cobbling. Words are not often necessary, but in this case just a few words can make a difference in the hearts of many.