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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.

Director:

Mamoru Hosoda

Writers:

Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel), Satoko Okudera (screenplay)
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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Leap into the adventure of a lifetime! See more »


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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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. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Makoto opens the science lab's door, the glass window of the door is opaque. When Makoto enters the laboratory, the glass window of the door is transparent. See more »

Quotes

Makoto Konno: [Voice-over] If today... If today were a normal day, there wouldn't have been any problems. But... I'd forgotten that today was an extremely unlucky day. It's crazy... but I'm going to die. This is it. If I had known, I would have gotten up earlier. I wouldn't have slept in. Wouldn't have been late. Done a better job on my tempura. Avoid being knocked over by stupid boys. And today was supposed to be a NICE day...
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Connections

Referenced in Anime-Gataris: Minoa, Anime Rookie! (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ganetto
(Garnet)
Written by Hanako Oku
Arrangement by Jun Satô
Performed by Hanako Oku
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I'll Tell You Some Other Time
27 December 2008 | by garethwatkinSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 July 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$873,435
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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