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Girl Who Leapt Through Time


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  • Actors: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi, Mitsuki Tanimura
  • Directors: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Writers: Satoko Okudera, Yasutaka Tsutsui
  • Producers: Jennifer Fairweather, Jungo Maruta, Shin'ichirô Inoue, Takeshi Yasuda, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
  • Format: Anamorphic, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: Bandai Entertainment
  • Release Date: Nov. 18 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001FXG1ZO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,990 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description

Makoto Konno is having one of those days. After getting up late for school she's hit with a pop quiz. She started a grease fire during her cooking class. Then she gets knocked down by some guys while they wrestle. How much worse can this day get? While doing an errand, Makoto loses the brakes on her bike and barrels headlong down the street toward a train crossing. This would have been the capper for a horrible day, but for some reason something strange has happened. Time has suddenly stopped and moved her backward.

With her newly discovered ability to literally leap backwards in time, Makoto finds that tests become a piece of cake, embarrassing situations are corrected and she can have her favorite food anytime she wants. Unfortunately, her care-free time traveling has adverse effects on the people she cares for.

With every time leap Makoto somehow alters the fate of those around her. This wasn't supposed to happen! As she races back in time to fix everything, she discovers that her abilities are not limitless. But with every successful jump she will find herself one step closer to uncovering a most wonderful secret.

On disc extras: commentary with Mamoru Hosoda (Director), Riisa Naka (Makoto), Takuya Ishida (Chiaki) and Mitsutaka Itakura (Kousuke), Hanako Oku "Garnet" music video, Premiere Event in Tokyo, promos.


Audio: Japanese (5.1 and 2.0), English (5.1).
Subtitles: English.
16:9 anamorphic widescreen.
Length: 98 minutes
Region 1, NTSC
Rated: 13+

This is the one dvd edition released by Bandai Entertainment USA. Went out of print in 2012.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By elfdart TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Oct. 16 2009
Format: DVD
i saw this film recommened on a forum i occationally visit, and while i don't usually run off to watch everything recommended to me, the title sounded interesting so i decided to give it a go. and i'm glad i did. the story starts of rather slowly and sets itself up like a lot of other high school romance/ slice of life animes, it slowly progressed into a sort of sci-fi romance which was really touching.

the story follows a girl names makoto who likes spending time with her two best friends, kosuke, a serious, reserved sort or guy, and chiaki, a fun-loving joker. though the three of them have not always been best friends, we can see that they are very close and enjoy spending a lot of time together. the point at which the story takes a more sci-fi approach is on the day makoto is late for school. she is more often than not late, but on this specific day as she is hurdling down a hill, a train happens to be passing by at the bottom of said hill and she is going to fast to stop. she tries to slow down, but ends up hitting the barrier between the pedestrians and the train tracks and sends herself flying in the way of the train. just before she is squashed and our story is ended however, time stops and she finds herself transported back in time, and is safe from the squishing. she has some fun with this, though doesn't yet know the significance. around this time she discovers that one of her friends is developing feelings for her, and because she doesn't wish to change their relationship yet, uses the 'time machine' to avoid his asking her out. at the end she is forced to choose between love and friendship, but not in the way you'd think.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bobert on Dec 27 2008
Format: DVD
At my university I run an anime club and one of my members insisted we watch it. What an amazing movie. I instantly fell in love with it and bemoaned the fact that it was not released on DVD for North America as I wanted to buy it right away.

Imagine my glee when I got a product email from amazon listing some new releases and this was included. Then double that glee when I saw there was a limited edition.

This was a wonderful story. With repercussions for actions and teaching the lesson that things happen a way for a reason. It does have an ending that leaves me wanting a little but yet also lets my imagination run wild with the possibilities.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cassisa on Sept. 15 2011
Format: DVD
What if you suddenly discover you could travel through time.
Based on a novel written in the late 1960's, this is a modern version of a teenager discovering her new found ability.
The lead character Makoto is well portrayed as a typical teenager who discovers many possibilities (as well as benefits) of time travel.
A fun movie with something that leaves you thinking - what would I do if I could travel through time?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CuperCyrus on April 26 2009
Format: DVD
I really love this story....but then again...I am a sucker for the Time Travel stuff. Granted I suppose another description of this movie is "Chick-Flik meshed with Sci-Fi".
But I don't care! It was awesome!
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on Sept. 23 2008
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This title is released in two formats: the regular edition and a limited edition. Details of discs are given below.

Feature disc
Japanese 5.1 Language
English 5.1 Language
English Subtitles
Audio Commentary
Premiere Event in Tokyo
Hanako Oku "Garnet" Music Video
Theatrical Trailer
Promo Clip

Limited Edition Extras:
High quality artbox
Original Soundtrack
A second DVD which contains:
Main Feature with Storyboards
Audio Commentary
Direction File (A Talk with the Director Mamoru Hosoda)
Behind the Scenes at Premiere Event
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