Toki o kakeru shôjo (2006) Online
A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Riisa Naka||-||Makoto Konno (voice)|
|Takuya Ishida||-||Chiaki Mamiya (voice)|
|Mitsutaka Itakura||-||Kosuke Tsuda (voice)|
|Ayami Kakiuchi||-||Yuri Hayakawa (voice)|
|Mitsuki Tanimura||-||Kaho Fujitani (voice)|
|Yuki Sekido||-||Miyuki Konno (voice)|
|Utawaka Katsura||-||Makoto's Father (voice)|
|Midori Ando||-||Makoto's Mother (voice)|
|Fumihiko Tachiki||-||Fukushima-sensei (voice)|
|Keiko Yamamoto||-||Obasan (voice)|
|Shiori Yokohari||-||Moriko Uesugi (voice)|
|Sonoka Matsuoka||-||Sekimi Nowake (voice)|
|Takayuki Handa||-||Kato (voice)|
|Maho Kurashima||-||Female Newscaster A (voice)|
This movie is an indirect adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" - the main character's aunt is Yoshiyama Kazuko, the protagonist of the novel.
This movie was released to a small number of theaters in Japan, taking in approximately 300 million yen (US$3 million). The film wasn't advertised as frequently as other animation features from 2006 (such as "Tales from Earthsea"), but word of mouth and glowing reviews generated interest. At Theatre Shinjuku for days in a row, film-goers would fill the theater, some even standing to watch the film. Following this, distribution company Kadokawa Herald Pictures took unprecedented measures to increase the number of theaters showing the film across Japan, and sent the film to several international festivals.
The background piano music when Makoto leaps through time is from Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations (specifically Variation 1).
When Makoto learns through a text message that Kosuke is going to borrow her bike, he enters "7-2-4" while pronouncing "Ma-ko-to" on the cycle lock. Those figures refer to the numbers of the "rank" of those syllables in the Japanese script (Ma=7, Ko=2, To=4).
This is the fifth adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", but the first adaptation to be an indirect adaptation.
First recipient of the newly formed Animation Award in the Japanese Academy Awards.
When Kosuke prepares to swing a bat, he hums a tune from the Nintendo game series "RBI Baseball".
Emily Hirst won an award for Best Voice Actress in an animated film for The Kids Choice Awards