Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time


Yes, the title of the movie, "Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" does ring a bell, doesn't it? There was this highly-recommended-to-watch 2006 anime titled, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time". Oh, and the main heroine for this live action is the very same Riisa Naka who was the voice actress of the main protagonist of the 2006 animated film.

Check out the trailer here, "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time trailer 2010 (時をかける少女)".



The critics have only praises for this movie. Take this one for example:
What’s relatively surprising about this film—and the franchise in general—is just how consistently creative it remains considering its abundant reinterpretations.

For a franchise that has had numerous interpretations of its plot throughout the course of nearly 30 years, Toki wo Kakeru Shojo is still able to offer yet another unique take on the time traveling heroine.

While the device of time travel has always been a main component within telling the story, the films have steadily remained focused upon the personal dilemmas of its characters, never allowing the use of time travel to take over the course of its story.

This is even more visible within this film, mainly because the element of time travel is only performed twice throughout and doesn’t remain a huge aspect of the film like some of its predecessors.

At its core, the film focuses upon the notion of promise and how one can fulfill that promise despite the passing of time. This notion was explored in the original 1983 film, and it works exceptionally well here even more so given the rather vivid relationships shared amongst the characters.

While the familial bond was only a minor aspect of the 2006 animated film, here it’s utilized as the catalyst to promote the story and is viewed as major element in concluding the storyline from the 1983 film.

Partially quoted from Isugoi, "Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time – Review".

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