Reviewed by: Molly Drury
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 12+
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 101 minutes
English 2.0 Stereo
English 5.1 Surround
Japanese 2.0 Stereo
Japanese 5.1 Surround
'What would you do if you could "leap" backwards through time?'
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time follows Makato, a tomboyish highschool girl, who gains the ability to time leap. Like any seventeen year old she sets about changing important things, like improving her grades, preventing accidents and ensuring that her little sister doesn't eat her pudding. But she soon realises that her actions have consequences and that changing the past is not a simple as it first seems.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a definitely a must-see for anime fans. The product of director Mamoru Hosoda, art director Nizo Yamamoto (both of whom once worked for Studio Ghibli), character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto and adapted from the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui this film is a moving work of art, just what animation should be.