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Time Traveller (2010)

Toki o kakeru shôjo (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 March 2010 (Japan)
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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.


Masaaki Taniguchi


Yasutaka Tsutsui (based on the novel by), Tomoe Kanno (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riisa Naka ... Akari Yoshiyama
Akiyoshi Nakao ... Ryota Mizorogi
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Gotetsu / Masamichi Hasegawa
Anna Ishibashi ... Kazuko - '74
Shôta Chiyo Shôta Chiyo ... Goro - '74
Tokio Emoto ... Satoru Motomiya
Mayu Kitaki Mayu Kitaki ... Natsuko Ichise
Yumika Tajima Yumika Tajima
Yûya Matsushita Yûya Matsushita ... Toru Kadoi
Kôki Katô Kôki Katô ... Kazuo - '72
Rie Katô Rie Katô
Toshiya Tôyama Toshiya Tôyama
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Nurse
Kôtarô Shibata Kôtarô Shibata ... (as Kotaro Shibata)
Akiko Takeuchi Akiko Takeuchi


A girl travels back in time in order to save her dying mother in this Japanese sci-fi adventure directed by Masaaki Taniguchi. With her scientist mother Kazuko (Narumi Yasuda) in a coma after being knocked down in a car accident, high school student Akira Yoshiyama (Riisa Naka) decides to use her mother's research into time travel to journey back to the 1970s. Once there, Akira searches to find her mother's first true love and bring him back to the present, where she hopes his presence will bring Kazuko out of her coma. Unfortunately for Akira, she soon discovers that her presence in the past has unforeseen consequences for her future. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Sci-Fi


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Riisa Naka, who plays Kazuko Yoshiyama's daughter Akari in this film, had previously played Kazuko Yoshiyama's niece Makoto Konno in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). See more »


References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


Toki o Kakeru Shôjo
Written by Yumi Matsutôya
Arranged by Ryo Eguchi
Performed by Ikimono-gakari
(Epic Records Japan)
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It was nice, but...
24 February 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Owning the book and having heard nothing but good things about this 2010 version, I just had to sink my fangs into the movie, so I bought it from Amazon.

And now having seen it, I am somewhat dumbfounded. The movie is long, very, very long and it takes forever to get almost nowhere, and that was a drag. It was a battle to sit through this movie, and I think I dozed off once actually. That being said, then don't get me wrong, the movie is not bad, far from it. The story told in "Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" was really good, captivating and interesting. The story really swept me up and I got immersed into it right away, it was just a shame that the movie took so long to get almost nowhere.

The cast in "Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" were good enough, people did good jobs with their given roles, though this is far from the best performances I have seen in Japanese movies.

I sincerely doubt that I will be putting this DVD on a second time, because it was too much of a struggle to get through.

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Release Date:

13 March 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time See more »


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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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