The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.




  • Riisa Naka in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  • Mitsutaka Itakura in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  • Riisa Naka in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  • The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  • Riisa Naka in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

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Mamoru Hosoda


Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel), Satoko Okudera (screenplay)

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27 December 2008 | garethwatkin
| I'll Tell You Some Other Time
Rarely do I buy a film on DVD without having either read up about it or seen it first. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was the first exception for me. For a dull anecdote, I walked through the store, saw it, and bought it, without knowing anything other than what was written on the back. When i got home, I didn't even start to watch it! But waited until after dinner to watch it, and to cut the already long story short, watching this movie was an experience! From the very first scenes I was grabbed. The artwork, I must say I adore, the scenery is beautiful. As for the storyline, sure, we've had time-travelling stories before, but there's never been one which after seeing it, made me want to watch it again (Seriously, as soon as it was over, I watched it again!) Cutting the even-longer story short again, I highly recommend this film, even those who are not lovers of anime might find themselves enjoying this film. Watching this movie was like an experience for me, and as odd as it may sound, I felt really warm inside after watching this. 9/10.

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This movie was released to a small number of theaters in Japan, taking in approximately 300 million yen (US$3 million). The film wasn't advertised as frequently as other animation features from 2006 (such as "Tales from Earthsea"), but word of mouth and glowing reviews generated interest. At Theatre Shinjuku for days in a row, film-goers would fill the theater, some even standing to watch the film. Following this, distribution company Kadokawa Herald Pictures took unprecedented measures to increase the number of theaters showing the film across Japan, and sent the film to several international festivals.


Chiaki Mamiya: It's our lucky day
Makoto Konno: No, It's my lucky day
Chiaki Mamiya: And that, Why?
Makoto Konno: People say that when you have a bad day, nothing will go fine. But that is not for me. Because I'm always lucky.
Fukushima sensei: Let's see: Anyone want to guess why I was late?
Yuri Hayakawa: An exam?
Fukushima sensei: Exactly, Miss Hayakawa
Makoto Konno: Anyway,...


Spoiler: During the time-stop sequence Chiaki laments that he will not be able to see the painting he has come to the past for because it is in restoration and he will not be around the next day when it is put on the wall. But Makoto knows that the picture is worked on by her aunt and so they could just go upstairs and take a look at it (they may find the door locked but the possibility is not even mentioned). Chiaki's last jump could not have erased that memory because Makoto's knowledge predates the event.


Written by Hanako Oku
Arrangement by
Jun Satô
Performed by Hanako Oku


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Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Family | Mystery | Romance | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

15 July 2006



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