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The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983)

Toki o kakeru shôjo (original title)
A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.


Nobuhiko Ôbayashi


Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel), Wataru Kenmochi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tomoyo Harada Tomoyo Harada ... Kazuko Yoshiyama
Ryôichi Takayanagi Ryôichi Takayanagi ... Kazuo Fukamachi
Toshinori Omi Toshinori Omi ... Goro Horikawa
Toshie Negishi ... Naoko Tachibana
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Toshio Fukushima
Wakaba Irie Wakaba Irie ... Noriko Yoshiyama
Akiko Kitamura Akiko Kitamura ... Sadako Horikawa
Yukari Tsuda Yukari Tsuda ... Mariko Kamiya
Youko Yamashita Youko Yamashita ... Yoshiko Yoshiyama - age 7
Taizoh Masumoto Taizoh Masumoto ... Takeo Haramichi
Mizu Arai Mizu Arai
Senjô Hirano Senjô Hirano
Nao Asuka Nao Asuka ... Mourning Woman (as Izumi Asuka)
Takeshi Katô Takeshi Katô
Maiko Ogawa Maiko Ogawa ... Student A


A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.

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Romance | Sci-Fi


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This was Tomoyo Harada's first film. See more »

Crazy Credits

The title character "leaps" through recreated scenes while singing the ending song with the supporting cast. See more »


Followed by Time Traveller (2010) See more »


Toki o kakeru shôjo
Written by Yumi Matsutôya
Arranged by Masataka Matsutôya
Performed by Tomoyo Harada
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Not Bad Teen Idol Flick
12 August 2015 | by roweriversSee all my reviews

Kazuko Yoshiyama (Tomoyo Harada) is just an average, though cute and perky, high school student in the picturesque old town of Onomichi. But one day while cleaning the science room she hears a noise. She investigates and becomes overcome by fumes that smell like lavender. After waking up in the nurse's room, she feels well enough to go home, walking with neighbor (Toshinori Omi) and passing by his grandparents (Ken Uehara and Takako Irie). The next day is Saturday, but being 1983 she still has to go to school. The day after that is Saturday, too, and she goes through the same routine. Then after that is Saturday, and she tries to find some way to break out of that. Unlike Bill Murray, she succeeds, but goes off into several other periods at a rapid pace. Somehow things get resolved between her and her neighbor and also the tall guy she likes (Takayanagi). This is a Junya Kadogawa production, showcasing new idol Harada (who grew up nicely to play the wife in Shiawase no Pan). He chose the popular fantasy novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui, which had been filmed before and since. And he assembled some good talent, including old-time film stars Uehara and Irie, along with director Nobuhiko Obayashi (House). It's a quality production, but still the acting is a little off, as would be expected from a first-timer like Harada. She does have good screen presence, though. And with an intriguing story and director Obayashi's favorite backdrop of Onomichi, it's a better example of the Japanese idol teen flick.

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Release Date:

16 July 1983 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl Who Cut Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Takehara, Hiroshima, Japan See more »


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