The Time Traveller - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time details
|Starring:||Narumi Yasuda, Akinobu Nakao, Masanobu Katsumura, Riisa Naka, Kanji Ishimaru|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Animated - Anime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Anime/Japanimation, World Cinema - Japanese|
|Original title||Toki O Kakeru Sh˘jo|
The Time Traveller - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
|Run time:||2 hours 2 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 May 2011|
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Watch Girl Who Leapt Through Time First!By a customer from England , 25 May 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is a sequel to The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. You must watch the first one before this one else it will spoil the first one. Personally The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is my first and favourite anime I ever saw, but this version isn't so good.
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If I could turn back time...By Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 27 Feb 2012Haven't watched the original anime so can't comment on whether this live action 'sequel' version is accurate but as a stand alone minor tale it works really well. Once you've made the effort to tune into the slightly quirky world of Japanese story-telling its a surprisingly emotional and compelling watch and is about as far away from a Hollywood blockbuster as you can get i. e. you may be required to engage your brain at some point. Directed with a delicate touch you'll find yourself caring about Akari's quest. This came as a recommendation from a friend and I'm glad it did. Japanese. Subtitled. 4 stars.
A lovely, lovely film with an adorable lead and lots of heart.By Cthulhuboy (30 reviews) from Sheffield , 10 Feb 2012Perhaps I've lost my jaded and cynical critical faculties somewhere in the ebb and flow of time, but I thought this was an excellent little film, as engaging as the anime of which it's loosely a sequel, and featuring an even more adorable lead character, brilliantly portrayed by the young actress Riisa Naka.
Mostly set in an authentic-feeling, understated depiction of 1970s Japan, with only a hint of nostalgia, it also has a very brief but jaw-dropping glimpse of the far distant future and a terrible, terrible CGI time-travel sequence a short way into the film that could almost put you off the rest of it. But don't let it, because what follows is surprisingly touching, funny and thought-provoking, with plenty of heart and quite a few twists and turns.
It's not anime, it's not 'clever', it's not heavy and it's not for sci-fi action fans, but it is surprisingly enchanting, and I for one absolutely loved it.
A very sweet filmBy mimkin (3 reviews) , 02 Nov 2011This is a very sweet film, with at times a complicated plot - but once it got going I found myself getting very into the storyline! I didn't realize there are more adaptions to this so I will definitely be checking them out.
Watch the anime firstBy BillyBBadger from Edinburgh , 28 Sep 2011A lovely film butyou have to have watched the anime which precedes this. If you don't then this will mean very little. Together they are very good. And the anime is one of the best you will ever see.
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Very Cute.By jingeos (4 reviews) from London , 25 Sep 2011I wasn't sure at the beginning and thought it was going to be silly. But in fact all the mangas typical things are in there and it's very cutely done...
Don't try to understand the reason about everything, just chill out and enjoy...