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Feature 8.9
Video 8.0
Audio 8.2
Special Features 8.5
Total 8.9
Distributor: Madman
Running Time: 98 minutes
Classification: PG
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukis

8.9


The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

I love friendly and light-hearted anime and “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” is a wholesome tale about three friends that include 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.

As Makoto explores the various “changed” timelines, it is quite an enjoyable ride and it’s easy to see how this story won so many awards. 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.  

Definitely for those who love a good story and this might be the jumping on point to those who have never enjoyed anime before because this is not your standard anime… no, it’s plot driven perfection!

DVD Special Features

***OVER THREE HOURS OF EXTRA FEATURES***
Audio commentaries
Tokyo premiere event featurettes
"Direction File (A Talk with the Director Mamoru Hosoda)" interview
Hanako Oku "Garnet" music video
Theatrical trailer
Promo clip
Main feature with storyboards
Limited edition collector's slipcase (first pressing only)






 
 



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