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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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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Chiaki Mamiya: [the teacher Fukushima has arrived late] It's our lucky day
Makoto Konno: No, It's my lucky day
Chiaki Mamiya: And that, Why?
Makoto Konno: [Voice-over] 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
[Everyone Screams: WHAT?]
Makoto Konno: [Voice-over] Anyway, I'm still lucky
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Connections

Remake of Taimu toraberâ (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Ganetto
(Garnet)
Written by Hanako Oku
Arrangement by Jun Satô
Performed by Hanako Oku
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A gem of an anime feature.
9 September 2010 | by lewiskendellSee all my reviews

"I wonder how someone was able to create such a beautiful painting, when it must have seemed that the world was coming to an end."

When high school student Makoto inadvertently discovers that she's gained the ability to leap (literally) backward through time, she immediately begins using it to her advantage - with little concern for how and why she's gained this mysterious power. No problem is too trivial to be solved by a little time travel, from pop quizzes to uncomfortable conversations. But, nothing in the past can be changed without consequence, and Makoto's frivolous use of her ability may result in one or more of her friends being lost forever.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is about as mainstream and accessible as anime gets. The characters are all pretty normal, likable, and relatable. There's a lot of humor in the first half of the story, while the last half is quite serious, heartfelt, and poignant. The animation and character designs are clean and smooth, and have a very modern appeal. The score has a lot of piano pieces that occasionally caught my ear in a very pleasant way.

I recommend this both to anime fans, and to those who aren't particularly familiar with eastern animation. The story is an entertaining mix of moments both somber and lighthearted, the characters are great, and the visuals were top-notch. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time isn't just a good animated movie, it's good by any standards.


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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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