The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2007)

When a typical young high school girl discovers that she has the unique ability to traverse space and time, her efforts to use the power as a means of preserving the relationships she shares with her closest friends reveals the perpetually… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An imaginative and thoughtfully engaging anime film with a highly effective visual design. This coming-of-age comedy drama has mad inventiveness to spare.

David Jenkins
Time Out

Superior animé caper comedy with wit, energy and mad invention to spare.

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Stephen Garrett
Time Out

Young-adult in conception and execution, this award-winning animated romance with a Thanatos twist is an underdeveloped sci-fi Groundhog Day.

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Mark Salisbury
Total Film

This charming, visually fertile film captures the conflicted emotions of first love and embarrassment of being a teen with real sensitivity.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

This is one of the most thoughtfully engaging anime features to reach these shores, and a perfect place to start for anyone, of any age, who's been resistant to anime (and manga) as a popular Japanese import.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

It's basically the equivalent of a sensitively wrought read from the Young Adult shelf, and there's naught wrong with that.

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Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

Only seventeen Lord of the Rings-esque endings spoil the fun, but this sweet take on teen-angst romance quietly impresses.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

What makes The Girl Who Leapt Through Time such an unexpected treat is the contemplative pace and painterly visuals.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Near perfect anime . . .

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Beautifully-drawn Japanimation about a time-hopping schoolgirl, by turns wondrous and a little too hyper.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
nice high school romance anime with time travel
Dead Angel
I loved it.
paul oh
It seems uneven sometimes but I guess thats what happens when you mess with time travel. The Girl who leapt through time is not really a fantasy film but more… More
Luke Baldock
Excellent anime that deals with time and life in general. The film is more akin to Groundhog Day than other sci-fi tales. Makoto is a young girl that starts to… More
Lewis C.
"I wonder how someone was able to create such a beautiful painting, when it must have seemed that the world was coming to an end." When high school… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"There is a future that we can't wait for."</i> When a typical young high school girl discovers that she has the unique ability… More

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