"THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME" (Toki wo Kakeru Shojo) Review
The film revolves around an average high school girl named, Makoto Konno. The beginning of the movie shows Makoto’s mundane life as a student. Things soon spice up as she randomly gains the ability to “leap” into the past. Makoto immediately starts abusing her powers to ace tests, bypass accidents, and avoid awkward situations. However, as she continues to exploit her powers she realizes that her actions have an adverse affects on the people around her. With a limited number of “leaps” left Makoto tries to save her friends and fix the problems she has caused.
The movie has a “Hayao Miyazaki” feel (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away). Its light hearted, entertaining and the animation is excellent. It kinda reminds me of the “Butterfly Effect” minus Ashton Kutcher and the craziness. o.O !!
wriXeL gives “THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME” a 8.17 out of 10. You should definitely watch this movie!
Here is a sample trailer that the wriXeL crew has made:
BTW the film will premiere domestically at the 2008 NY COMIC CON. If you are attending the convention I highly recommend watching this film.