Mizu no Kotoba (aka Aquatic Language) is an intriguing short from director Yasuhiro Yoshiura[1] that introduces many of the themes of his later work, and in particular Time of Eve.

Set in a café where several strangers are passing an evening in odd conversations dealing with the precision, meaning, and power of language. There’s some really clever work going on in this with camera angles and perspective.

I don’t want to go into to many details, but I think this is worth a look and at 9 minutes it won’t take too much of your time. CrunchyRoll have Mizu no Kotoba in both dubbed and subtitled versions, both are worth watching[2].

Check it out at the link under the image, and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

[1] Time of Eve, Pale Cocoon, and Patema Inverted.

[2] Again: Mizu no Kotoba is only 9 minutes long so checking out the dub doesn’t take too long either. 🙂