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Time Traveller (2010)

Toki o kakeru shôjo (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 13 March 2010 (Japan)
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A high-school girl acquires the ability to time travel.


Masaaki Taniguchi


Yasutaka Tsutsui (based on the novel by), Tomoe Kanno (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riisa Naka ... Akari Yoshiyama
Akiyoshi Nakao ... Ryota Mizorogi
Munetaka Aoki Munetaka Aoki ... Gotetsu / Masamichi Hasegawa
Anna Ishibashi ... Kazuko - '74
Shôta Chiyo Shôta Chiyo ... Goro - '74
Tokio Emoto Tokio Emoto ... Satoru Motomiya
Mayu Kitaki Mayu Kitaki ... Natsuko Ichise
Yumika Tajima Yumika Tajima
Yûya Matsushita Yûya Matsushita ... Toru Kadoi
Kôki Katô Kôki Katô ... Kazuo - '72
Rie Katô Rie Katô
Toshiya Tôyama Toshiya Tôyama
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Nurse
Kôtarô Shibata Kôtarô Shibata ... (as Kotaro Shibata)
Akiko Takeuchi Akiko Takeuchi


A girl travels back in time in order to save her dying mother in this Japanese sci-fi adventure directed by Masaaki Taniguchi. With her scientist mother Kazuko (Narumi Yasuda) in a coma after being knocked down in a car accident, high school student Akira Yoshiyama (Riisa Naka) decides to use her mother's research into time travel to journey back to the 1970s. Once there, Akira searches to find her mother's first true love and bring him back to the present, where she hopes his presence will bring Kazuko out of her coma. Unfortunately for Akira, she soon discovers that her presence in the past has unforeseen consequences for her future. Written by Anonymous

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Adventure | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

13 March 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the sixth adaptation of Yasutaka Tsutsui's novel "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time", but the second adaptation to be an indirect adaptation after The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). See more »


References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »


Music by Jin Nakamura
Lyrics by Juri Shono
Performed by Yûya Matsushita
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Nice entertainment for a rainy afternoon. Keep it away from the geek nephew who will spoil your fun with his comments
24 April 2011 | by JvH48See all my reviews

I saw this film as part of the "Imagine" film festival 2011 in Amsterdam. It was announced as a (start quote) moving live-action comedy about time travel and impossible loves (end quote). All of those qualifications being true, the overwhelming number of paradoxes, inconsistencies and impossibilities come in the way of fully enjoying the story. Maybe I was prejudiced, having seen the much better film "The Door" (Anno Saul, 2009) that same afternoon, also having time travel as its main ingredient.

The human drama elements compensate a lot of these problems. Those will carry the story for the full two hours that this film takes of your time. It is precisely where the words "moving" and "loves" in the announcement stand for. It will entertain a broad audience.

The net result was that I never got bored. But I had mixed feelings nevertheless, while imagining how a script like this could be turned into something more acceptable in the technical sense. I have no solution handy, however, and maybe we should leave this as an exercise for the reader.

When leaving the theater, I gave a "satisfactory" score for the public prize competition. The SF lover in me was annoyed by the many impossibilities in the story, but the overall result was nevertheless entertaining with several hilarious as well as some moving moments. I'm sure it will attract the average viewer. You can take your complete family with you to enjoy this film, but you should leave your geek nephew at home since he will spoil the afternoon while pointing out at least 30 time travel paradoxes.

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