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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

Toki o kakeru shôjo (original title)
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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.


Mamoru Hosoda


Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel), Satoko Okudera (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riisa Naka ... Makoto Konno (voice)
Takuya Ishida Takuya Ishida ... Chiaki Mamiya (voice)
Mitsutaka Itakura Mitsutaka Itakura ... Kosuke Tsuda (voice)
Ayami Kakiuchi Ayami Kakiuchi ... Yuri Hayakawa (voice)
Mitsuki Tanimura ... Kaho Fujitani (voice)
Yuki Sekido Yuki Sekido ... Miyuki Konno (voice)
Utawaka Katsura Utawaka Katsura ... Makoto's Father (voice)
Midori Ando Midori Ando ... Makoto's Mother (voice)
Fumihiko Tachiki ... Fukushima-sensei (voice)
Keiko Yamamoto Keiko Yamamoto ... Obasan (voice)
Shiori Yokohari Shiori Yokohari ... Moriko Uesugi (voice)
Sonoka Matsuoka Sonoka Matsuoka ... Sekimi Nowake (voice)
Takayuki Handa Takayuki Handa ... Kato (voice)
Maho Kurashima Maho Kurashima ... Female Newscaster A (voice)
Taeko Hase Taeko Hase ... (voice)


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.

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There is a future that we can't wait for. See more »


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Did You Know?


The background piano music when Makoto leaps through time is from Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations (specifically Variation 1). 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 »


Miyuki Konno: [trying to prevent Makoto from jumping *leaping* out of the window] Big sis, no! Don't! I'm sorry. I'm sorry. It was all my fault. Why are you doing this? Because I ate your pudding?
Makoto Konno: Wh-Why what?
Miyuki Konno: Big sis, don't die!
Makoto Konno: I won't!
Miyuki Konno: Then where are you going?
Makoto Konno: To the convenience store!
Miyuki Konno: If you want pudding, I'll go buy it for you
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Written by Hanako Oku
Arrangement by Jun Satô
Performed by Hanako Oku
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Highly recommended!
31 July 2006 | by wayne-feeney2See all my reviews

Having watched the trailers on the net for Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (official English title: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time), I've been looking forward to it for a while. With character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, the same guy who did those for Neon Genesis Evangelion, and animation by Madhouse, Tokikake (as it is nicknamed in Japan), is a great-looking movie. Lively and interesting backgrounds, lush colours and detailed animation, it's a joy to look at. Particular mention must be made of the time-leaping effect, which gives you a sense of breathlessness. The voice acting is extremely enjoyable, with the voice actors really managing to convey their characters' personalities, while endearing them to the viewer. The music is great, with a wonderfully wistful theme song "Garnet", provided by Hanako Oku. The direction is interesting, with some really nice shots effectively conveying the more important events and scenes. Overall, I really enjoyed Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, which is why it is such a mystery as to why it is only showing in one cinema house in all of Tokyo. With Gedo Senki generally failing to live up to people's expectations, were Tokikake shown in a few more cinemas, it could have the potential to be the surprise blockbuster of the summer. Definitely to be recommended over Gedo Senki as the anime movie of the summer.

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Release Date:

15 July 2006 (Japan) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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