Reviewed by: Joe
Released by: Manga Entertainment UK
Age Rating: 12
Region: 2 - UK
Length: 116 minutes
Audio: English 2.0 Stereo
In 2010 pharmaceutical researcher Kazuko Yoshiyama (Narumi Yasuda) is injured in a car accident. Her daughter Akari (Riisa Naka) uses Kazuko s newly completed time-travel potion to leap back in search of a mystery man from her mother's past... but misjudges the date and arrives two years late, in the year 1974. There, she enlists the help of reluctant student filmmaker Ryota (Akiyoshi Nakao), in a race against time to find a man that nobody remembers.
The Time Traveller - The Girl who Leapt Through Time is the 2010 movie inspired by The Girl Who Leapt Through Time novel. It forms a sequel to the original story but has a different timeline from the anime version. Like the anime version, the story is pretty much a standalone affair. It makes sense by itself, but those who have read the original book or seen one of the other adaptations will get a bit of extra benefit.
The story starts in current day Japan where Akari Yoshiyama played by Riisa Naka (who voiced Makoto in the recent anime adaptation), graduates high school. Her mother, the original girl who leapt through time from the book, is working as a pharmaceutical researcher playing with some sort of potion. Her mother is sent a mysterious picture of herself as a child with a boy in her class and is then hit by car.
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