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: March 3, 2007
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2008
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Critic Score: 88% 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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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Warm and engaging, this has its cutesy moments and crazy Van Gogh-inspired time-travel fantasy visuals but remains appealingly grounded in relatable, sublimated adolescent fears of growing up.

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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.

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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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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Rob Daniel
Sky Cinema

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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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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