The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Review

Makoto Konno loves nothing more than playing some baseball with her two guy friends and generally lazing about. One day she has a near death experience with a train and discovers she can jump from one time period to another. At first she uses her new power to do silly things here and there for fun, such as 10 hours of karaoke and going back and forth to days when her family made her favorite meal for dinner. But after awhile she begins to notice that her actions have painful consequences for those around her…

While few people get into fist fights or anything, there are quite a few violent scenes. Mainly when our MC falls and rolls down a steep road, breaking her arm and cutting herself badly. It’s disturbing to see and hear, so be warned.

Usually kept to a few d-mns. Other than that, I didn’t really hear anything too objectionable in this one (I’ve only viewed the subtitled version).

Nothing much in this one. We have one or two bath scenes, but it’s vary covered and we see nothing of note.

If the idea of what appears to be magic, or those who are considered witches, bugs you, go ahead and skip this (though later it is revealed that technology might be more of a cause than actual magic). We also have a shrine and prayer scene, but as usual no doctrine is discussed.

Personal impression:
I rarely get a chance to review anime films, but I was able to watch this one and let me tell you, it was oddly… good. It’s definitely a slow starter, so be warned on that. The art is also a bit sketchy here and there until you get used to it. The background music is totally forgettable, but overall the script makes up for it. The characters are all believable and the dialog is steady (no sudden personality changes for this one’s cast). I did feel as if the plot twist at the end was a bit… forced, but even so this film closes down leaving a strong message about time behind.
So long as a more melancholy ending is your cup of tea, I think you’ll really enjoy this show. Though you’ll have to get it through Netflix or FUNimation seeing as it’s not streaming at the moment.

Personal rating: young adult

Episodes: Movie
Languages: sub and dub
Official rating: TV14
Genre: Fantasy, slice of life, drama
Company: Kadokawa/FUNimation (previously Bandai)
Production: Madhouse
Official streaming: na


3 thoughts on “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Review

  1. I have a soft spot for this film. I didn’t mind the slow start at all, but I do think the ending dragged on a bit too long? It’s been a while since I’ve watched it, but I distinctly remember thinking a couple of times, “Oh, here’s where the credits are gonna roll… oh wait, nope, still going.” That said, I think it’s a pretty solid work, even if it’s not my favourite Mamoru Hosuda film. That particular award definitely has to go to Wolf Children for me.

    1. inrosegalaxy

      I still haven’t seen Wolf Children, though I’ve heard a ton of great stuff about it.
      Yeah, it was a tad long. Nooooot as long as the Lord of the Rings Return of the King Extended Edition ending, but yeah. When you survive the LOTR, you can survive anything xD

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