Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
|Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time|
Japanese release poster
|Directed by||Masaaki Taniguchi|
|Screenplay by||Tomoe Kanno|
|Based on||Toki o Kakeru Shōjo
by Yasutaka Tsutsui
|Music by||Tatsuya Murayama|
|Editing by||Ryuji Miyajima|
|Distributed by||StyleJam, Inc.|
|Running time||122 min|
Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, originally released as Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (時をかける少女?, lit. "The Girl Who Runs Through Time"), is a 2010 Japanese science fiction film directed by Masaaki Taniguchi and written by Tomoe Kanno. It is the fourth film based on the novel The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and is a sequel to the original 1983 film adaptation. The film stars Riisa Naka as the protagonist Akari Yoshiyama, daughter of the original story's protagonist Kazuko Yoshiyama. Riisa Naka also voiced the protagonist Makoto Konno in the 2006 anime adaptation, which followed a different story.
In 2010, Kazuko Yoshiyama (Narumi Yasuda) works as a pharmaceutical researcher secretly developing a formula for time travel. When she is left comatose after a car accident, her daughter Akari learns of her mother's first love, Kazuo Fukamachi (Kanji Ishimaru), from Kazuko's friend Goro Asakura (Masanobu Katsumura). Believing that finding Kazuo will allow her mother to regain consciousness, Akari uses Kazuko's formula to leap back in time to the 1970s in hopes of finding a younger Kazuko. Instead, she meets and befriends Ryota Mizorogi (Akiyoshi Nakao). Together, they attempt to search for Kazuo, but love begins to blossom between Akari and Ryota, despite the fact that Akari must eventually return to the future.
- Riisa Naka as Akari Yoshiyama
- Akiyoshi Nakao as Ryota Mizorogi
- Narumi Yasuda as Kazuko Yoshiyama
- Masanobu Katsumura as Goro Asakura
- Kanji Ishimaru as Kazuo Fukamachi
- Munetaka Aoki as Gotesu / Masamichi Hasegawa
- Anna Ishibashi as Young Kazuko Yoshiyama
- Shota Chiyo as Young Goro Asakura
- Tokio Emoto as Satoru Motomiya
- Mayu Kitaki as Natsuko Ichise
- Yuya Matsushita as Toru Kadoi
The film had a R1 DVD release on January 24, 2012 from Asian Crush.
The film received a manga adaptation titled Toki o Kakeru Shōjo After (時をかける少女 after?) that was serialized in Young Ace between October 2009 and February 2010. The "After" refers to it taking place after the novel, and not after the events of the film.
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