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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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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

When Makoto learns through a text message that Kosuke is going to borrow her bike, he enters "7-2-4" while pronouncing "Ma-ko-to" on the cycle lock. Those figures refer to the numbers of the "rank" of those syllables in the Japanese script (Ma=7, Ko=2, To=4). See more »

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Spoiler: During the time-stop sequence Chiaki laments that he will not be able to see the painting he has come to the past for because it is in restoration and he will not be around the next day when it is put on the wall. But Makoto knows that the picture is worked on by her aunt and so they could just go upstairs and take a look at it (they may find the door locked but the possibility is not even mentioned). Chiaki's last jump could not have erased that memory because Makoto's knowledge predates the event. See more »

Quotes

Chiaki Mamiya: There was a painting I desperately wanted to see. No matter how far away it was or what sort of place it was in. No matter how dangerous. I wanted to see it. Unfortunately in my time the painting had already been destroyed and before these times its whereabouts were unknown. The only place where there was an accurate record of it was in this present era, in this place. It was here, in this season. All I needed was to see it. I was going to remember it for the rest of my life.
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Connections

Version of The Little Girl Who Conquered Time (1983) See more »

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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 »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$873,435
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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