The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Two years ago today, I was bored and watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Japanese title: Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo / 時をかける少女; often abbreviated to “tokikake”). I found it somewhat annoying, but the movie redeemed itself for me when Oku Hanako came in singing Kawaranai Mono / 変わらないもの. I have this movie to thank for introducing me to Oku Hanako, and I have no regrets watching it that day.

I can’t reasonably run an Oku Hanako fan site without going into some detail into the movie that made her famous, thanks to Garnet / ガーネット being its theme song, so here are twin reviews of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by the Stereo Otaku ladies.

Stereo Otaku

The Girl Who Leapt Through TIme


Watched via DVD/BD



PLOT:The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a re-working, or “sequel” of the original classic Japanese novel by the same name. The general premise of both stories is pretty much the same with a young school girl discovering her ability to travel through time and falling in love with a man from the future (also the cause of their time traveling abilities in the first place).

What’s great about the plot of this movie is that the story is rather timeless. Everything is so simple, that it transcends generational gaps. Sure there is some re-working to make it easier to relate to, such as how goofy Makoto is, but overall anyone can easily follow and relate to this story. That goes for non-Japanese watchers as well.

Makoto is your typical high school student, not particularly talented, with no…

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6 thoughts on “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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  3. Well, I liked this movie a lot(!) – hearing Hanako Oku for the first time was just the (unexpected) icing on the cake!

    • The movie is good, I’ll give it that. It’s just the way that anime tends to approach things, as well as the repetitiveness of leaping through time, that annoyed me.

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