The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: A Look Both Ways

The Girl who Leapt Through Time

See the end of the Review for how to participate in a Giveaway for a Digital Copy of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 

The Facts are These:

Makoto Kanno is in her last year of high school and is unsure what she wants to do in the future. However, one day she finds herself back in time after slipping in the science office. Now Makoto has the ability to leap through time, however with great things, can come great consequences.

Discoveries:

First thing out of the way is that I spent around $50 CAD with tax to get the Mamoru Hosoda Collection version of this movie (which came 2 months late) and suffice to say I do not think it is worth the current $55 price tag. This version comes with a DVD and Bluray and a Special Feature DVD as well as a Companion Book. The Companion Book is nice it is a great insights into the making of the movie and storyboard/ initial concept images. The Packaging is nice and if they release more in this collection it is going to look great on my shelf, the book is a great read if you are interested in the movie, it’s short at around 50 pages. However, this collection is more that double the price of the regular edition for basically the inclusion of a small booklet. I think this version would be worth it for fans if it was cheaper, but you can’t go wrong with this movie. I would recommend getting the regular edition because it is half the price and all your missing is the booklet.

Here is the image of the collection and what it looks life. The movie is great, but this collection is too expensive for how little is there compared to the regular edition.

Here is the image of the collection and what it looks life. The movie is great, but this collection is too expensive for how little is there compared to the regular edition.

When I started to actually search out anime and actively watch anime this was the first anime movie I ever watched, so it has a special place in my heart. Since I have been watching more action packed series lately, I found the movie to be a bit slow. However, once I got into the rhythm of the show I couldn’t stop and got emotionally involved in the plot. The movie has been upgraded to HD and you can see how nice and crisp the movie looks now compared to before. It is not a big change, but it is a cleaner image. The movie still stands up as a great movie. It exceeds the boundaries of animation and becomes an overall great movie to watch.

Spoiler: Makoto dies in the beginning... That is one way to start a movie.

Spoiler: Makoto dies in the beginning… That is one way to start a movie.

Behind the Scenes:

The movie is a loose sequel to the light novel series of the same name by author Yasutaka Tsutsui. Her other works include Paprika (Which was adapted by Satoshi Kon in 2006) and Fugo Keiji. The movie was directed by director Mamoru Hosoda, who is known for his other movies such as Summer Wars, Wolf Children and The Boy and The Beast. The movies is a loose sequel to the original novel as the Makoto’s aunt is the main character of the book series. Before the movie’s release it was adapted into a manga series which has slight differences, with the beginning being different. In this beginning Makoto dreams about stumbling upon the original ending for the light novel where the two leads are saying goodbye.

The movie was produced by MADHOUSE known for such series as Death Note, Trigun and One Punch Man. The movie was released Kadokawa Herald Pictures and was originally dubbed by Oceans Production, the company responsible for one of the original Dragon Ball Z dubs. The movie was licensed for distribution in North America by Bandai, but is now currently being distributed by Funimation.

Here is the trailer for the movie…

 

Enjoyment:

This movie is fantastic as it present a slice of life movie with a science fiction twist. Through science fiction Makoto matures as a person. Originally she uses this ability to make her life better changing the worst day she has ever had to a great day and experiences everything she enjoys again and again because she can. However, through this she learns there are consequences through the use of this ability, an example of this is by changing places with another student that students gets bullied which results in him outlashing and hurting Makoto’s friend. This ability allowed her to change as she experienced love, loss, and fear.

The scene where she initially gets the power is like walking through a Van Gogh painting

The scene where she initially gets the power is like walking through a Van Gogh painting

Rewatchability:

At an hour and thirty minutes this movie has great characters that keep you watching, amazing imagery and a well thought out story. It keeps you coming back for more and is a classic animated movie to watch.

Rating:

10/10

Recommendations:

Tokyo Godfathers: A really interesting movie, that has a similar feel to The Girl who Leapt Through Time, without the supernatural aspect. It is directed by Satoshi Kon, so give it a look and you will enjoy it.

Tokyo Godfathers

One Piece Movie 6: I think this is an interesting recommendation because it shows the uniqueness of his animation style. This was one of his first directorial works and you can see how the animation compares to normal One Piece animation.

One Piece

 

I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Madhouse, Kadokawa, Yasutaka Tsutsui and Mamoru Hosoda.


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So apparently the Digital Copy for The Girl Who Leapt Though Time does not work in Canada and only works in the US. Making this contest only eligible for US Residents or I guess people who can get around that Region Restriction.

Also since I tested this code out to redeem it and it told me that it does not work where I live, I am not 100% sure that it will work. I mean I’m pretty damn sure it will work, but I am just putting this out there in case it does not work.

So here are the Rules

  1. Follow both my Blog and my Twitter
  2. Like this post
  3. Leave a Comment about your thoughts on the movie and include your email so I can get in contact with you to give you the code.

This contest will end September 17, 2016. I will number all the qualified entrants in the contest and use a random number generator to pick a number and that will be the winner. Have fun!

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3 Responses to The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: A Look Both Ways

  1. Denny Sinnoh says:

    It is one of my favorite movie animes. It is also very significant because songs are by Hanako Oku who has become one of my favorite singer-songwriters!

  2. dbnguyen says:

    I love the concept of stories that use time that showcase the consequences of the butterfly effect. Time is something that shouldn’t be messed with and always works to correct itself. I have not seen this yet but would love the chance to.

    I am following your blog, liked this post and following your Twitter as @iDroidVision. Thanks for the chance to win the digital copy!
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    I am following your blog, liked this post and following your Twitter as @iDroidVision. Thanks for the chance to win the digital copy!

  3. gerothehero says:

    Really great and detailed review i remember watching this for the first time as a feature presentation at my college’s anime club i wad moved by her delima in the movie and her loyalty to her friends.

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