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Well it's about time!!!,
This review is from: The Time Traveller - The Girl Who Leapt Through Time [DVD] (DVD)
Starring the fantastic Naka Riisa, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the live version adaptation from the Yasutaka Tsutsui book of the same name. After her mother is taken to hosiptal Makoto finds a special formula for travelling back in time. Upon her mother's request she journies back into a 1970s Japan in order to meet with a mysterious boy and deliver a secret message to him from her mother. Okay so it all sounds a little 'Life On Mars' and if you loved that series you will also enjoy this as you follow a lovable Makoto bumble about trying to convience everyone she isn't mad but form the future. Of course there are clever and indeed heartbreaking story loops running throughout and you will find that events of the present only become significant after Makoyo's adventures in the past.
There are alot of Japanese films now avalible here in the UK (thank God!!!) and this one is a refeshing addition to those others. If you are looking for blood, fights and bizarreness you won't really find it here but if you want a touching and imaginative tale this will certainly be for you. All I can say is its about time this fantastic peice of Japanese cinema and tha amazing actress Naka Rissa finally had their UK debut!!!
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2011 09:56:50 BDT
M. Schaefer says:
But I guess it has nothing to do with anime with the same name, right?
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2012 00:04:14 GMT
I understand that this is based on the original book, while the anime is more like a sequel - in the anime, Kazuko is Makoto's aunt that she goes to see in the museum. The earlier story is briefly alluded to when her aunt talks about her first love, and the 'camera' pans to an old picture of a young Kazuko.
Also, I wonder if the original reviewer meant Kazuko's daughter, Akari, not Makoto? Or do they have the same name? I haven't watched this yet, I've just watched the anime, so I might have misunderstood.
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