Starring: Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Running Time: 98 mins
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a Japanese film about a teenage girl who discovers she has developed the power to travel backwards through time by leaping into the air, however once she starts using it, she realises that messing up the time stream can cause serious problems.
This was a surprisingly brilliant film. I really thought that the story was fantastically interesting, the characters were all very well developed, the animation was great too, and the ideas in the film were all very clever.
The film starts off slow, and in the middle it becomes pretty predictable, but towards the end, this very complex and confusing story arises, and it actually a very exciting and fascinating thing to watch, which was a very pleasant surprise.
As well as that, you would think that having a film in a Japanese animation might make it seem too unrealistic to believe, but actually, it was a very convincing film, and everything was very well explained by the characters in the end, so because it was so enjoyable, I’ll give this an 8.1.