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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Movie Review

Updated on September 4, 2012

“Time waits for no one”. What a beautiful message. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a story about a young girl who finds out that she has the power to travel through time. Of course, being a young teenager she uses these powers to benefit herself, getting the correct answers on the quiz that she failed, eating the last pudding, and extending time at the karaoke bar to name a few. In the end she has to face the consequences of her foolish decisions.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is actually a series, it was originally a novel, but the animated movie is actually the sequel to the novel. If you've read the manga version then it becomes more obvious. The manga has some added scenes like the one below.

Makoto Konno with the original protagonist from the novel.
Makoto Konno with the original protagonist from the novel.

Like most animated movies that came out from Japan, many have compared it to Studio Ghibli films as a bases of weather they liked it or not. I think it’s unfair to compare this movie to another animation studio. They are two different animals; The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is amazing in its own way. But If I had to compare TGWLTT with Studio Ghibli films, I would say that TGWLTT is in the same level, if not better than some other Studio Ghibli films. Sure, TGWLTT isn’t as whimsical but its animation, and story are still beautiful.

I’ve watched the dub version of the film, and I would say that the English dub was pretty good. I love the way the characters behaved, they were so real I would consider them actors. The lines, and mannerisms of the characters sometimes made me think that I was watching a live-action movie.

Who is this movie for? Maybe for the older crowd, the plot and the focus of the story might not interest young children. The sci-fi element is really downplayed, and the movie focuses on character development. That doesn't make it a boring movie, but I thought it would be good for you to know what to expect.

To anyone who hasn’t seen this movie, I would suggest to give this one a chance. It’s nice to watch on a raining day or when you’re feeling down. It really pulls on your heartstrings.

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      pinkhub 5 years ago

      Yeah, it's not for everybody. I guess this would fall under "chick flicks" and if you're not into that, then the movie might bore you.

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      loki1919 5 years ago from Germany

      I watched this some time ago, ant thought it was an ok movie. I actually had to look up the wikipedia article just now to remember how exactly the plot went - a strong indication that it didnt leave a strong impression on me , but the reason for this may just be that I almost never like timetravel stories

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