Originally released on DVD by Madman, the definitive Blu-ray version has
finally arrived in Australia that boasts amazing FULL HD and that
friendly and light-hearted anime story
about a girl who could leap through time. In its heart, the Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a wholesome tale about three
friends that revolve around tomboy Makoto and her two friends, Mamiya and
Kousuke. These three friends could be considered “normal” Japanese kids,
however the adventure of the story starts when Makoto develops the power
to travel through time.
Oh yes, this is the dream of all children and
teenagers, however Makoto will soon learn that changing time is not as
easy as it seems. Makoto doesn’t have plans on world domination or
conquest but rather, she will use these powers to help her friends and
even play cupid.
The story also has some adult innuendo so viewers of
all ages will be captured by this tale which could be considered a true
anime love story. The characters are all extremely likeable, even the
ones who aren't but the star of the series is Makoto with her carefree
attitude who also happens to be used for comical relief.
And like Spider-man, with great power,
comes great responsibility and initially her powers are used for fun but
when she discovers that she is changing actual events, Makota needs to
figure the best possible solution. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time will
become a timeless anime tale and proves that this genre doesn't have to
revolve around giant robots or half naked animations.
Video, Audio & Special Features
video quality looks considerably better on Blu-ray, thanks to its FULL
HD release and equally impressive sound. There are no errors whatsoever
but some parts look a little dull but fortunately the story and
animation will pull you through this.
The animation is
like a painted cartoon series come to life with vibrant colours and
great animation techniques that is equally complimented by the sound
effects and decent voice acting.
special features are a little on the standard side that include trailers, music videos and other
entertaining titbits about the movie itself. It's a great way to finish this
amazing story and is
definitely recommended for those that love
a good story or those considering to investigate the anime genre.
This is not your standard anime… no, it’s
plot driven perfection!
(second DVD disc)
Premiere Talk Show
Hanako Oku's Video Clip - "Garnet"
Theatrical teaser trailer