Anime: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (時をかける少女)

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (時をかける少女, Toki o Kakeru Shōjo, lit. The Girl you controls time) is a 2006 Japanese-animated science fiction romance film directed by Hosoda Mamoru (細田 守) and written by Okudera Satoko (奥寺 佐渡子).

The film shares the basic premise of a young girl, Konno Makoto, who gains the power of time travel, fact that she learns from her aunt Yoshiyama Kazuko. Makoto begins using the time-leaps frivolously to fix problems, but things don’t do so smooth as she predicts…

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was released on July 15, 2006 and won numerous awards, including the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

I’m going to have to write a personal note on this one.

Recently I’ve been longing for summer, for the big clouds, the cicadas, the heat, that time of the year when you feel you can do a lot of things.

After asking for advice on an “anime where you can feel summer“, I was suggested to watch this one. (As a personal suggestion, you can watch Summer Wars as well.) And after watching it, it instantly became one of my favorite anime works ever.

First of all, the animation and design quality is great, and the concept of the anime is fantastic.

It made me think about time, about the things that are precious for me, and how I must cherish the time I spend (and the time I don’t spend) with them.

Just go ahead and watch it. It’s a very nice, fun, and unique work of art.


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