The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shojo)

  • Dir: Mamoru Hosoda

  • Japan, 2006, 98min, DCP

Voice Cast: Naka Riisa, Ishida Takuya, Hara Sachie

A romantic fantasy that puts Hosoda into the limelight of international attention. Based on a 1965 novel, Hosoda infuses a creative treat of imaginative flights and painterly visuals, transforming the coming-of-age story into an openhearted fable. Accidentally acquiring the power to travel back in time, a high school girl enthusiastically uses it to satisfy frivolous desires and prevent an unexpected love confession from her dude friend. When her power is gone, she finally realizes that time leaping is not about changing the past, but the future.

2007 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Special Distinction
2007 Japan Academy Film Prize, Best Animation Film



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