Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
A 15-year-old boy and 27-year-old woman find an unlikely friendship one rainy day in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. These two broken pieces come together and heal one another as they learn what it is to walk.
This movie is an indirect adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" - the main character's aunt is Yoshiyama Kazuko, the protagonist of the novel. See more »
In the scene of the teachers room, when Makoto hears a noise from the science lab, there is a shadow next to the doorknob of the door of the science lab. in a close shot, the shadow is on the doorknob. See more »
Alert: This movie has the most fantastic background graphics, equal in quality to the very best--like cowboy bebop or something from studio ghibli (spirited away). just wonderful color of the sunsets, schools houses etc.
As a teen slice of life/tentative romance/drama the story seems like it could be cliché, but they do interesting things with it, make it more dramatic in the middle, and at the end i was satisfied. the emotional depth sort of sneaks up on you.
Sounds were well-integrated into the film and the voice actors were spot-on in their portrayals.
just a fine experience watching this on here in Asia.
Highly recommended for all, but a must for anyone who's into anime.
wow I'm gonna look out for anything by this studio and director in the future.
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