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10 Movies Like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time You Have To See

10 Movies Like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time You Have To See

It isn't that hard to make young characters or animation widely accessible for families, but anime auteurs like Mamoru Hosoda have certainly honed those elements into an art form. Hosoda himself has become famous for his feel-good films that are at one part fantastical and another emotionally grounded. There is no better example of this than his breakout film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

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When a young Makoto suddenly finds herself gifted with the ability to leap back in time, she uses the power to better wade the waters of adolescence. This time-loop classic has received acclaim for its whimsical science fiction, nostalgic coming-of-age themes, and especially Hosoda's distinct brand of style and animation. Unfortunately, there is only one of it of its kind. However, for those still looking to scratch an itch, there are a few films that come close.

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