Monday, June 29, 2009

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

I am going to start by saying that "The Girl Who Leapt through Time" was the best anime movie I have ever seen. It doesn't have the best visuals in the world, but it has something that normal anime fail to deliver, and that is entertainment. You will be hooked in the story right from the beginning. With its lively and interesting backgrounds, lush colors and detailed animation, the film is really a joy to look at. Particular mention must be made of the time-leaping effect, which truly offers you a sense of breathlessness. The plot of the film is very simple and it would seem like a boring cliché, although it's not. It has a high school senior named Makoto Konno going through life, hanging out with her two best friends, and trying to cope with the pressures of being a student. So it is the same boring shit. Well until on a day, when everything is going wrong, Makoto suddenly discovers that she has somehow become able to leap through time. She falls over some kind of walnut and it gives her the ability. Seems stupid and retarded but they will reveal everything in the end. The ending is gorgeous. So suddenly able to relive great days or correct past mistakes she thinks she has somehow managed to find a way to make her wishes (and those of her friends) come true. But as all the movies involving time travel always thought as, it soon becomes clear that some of the changes have consequences that she never intended. It is a really a beautiful story that actually teaches us to embrace things the way they are and to try to make thing better but to understand that what has already happened can't and should not be changed or redone. The movie has two parts: the science-fiction part which starts right there in the beginning, and the melodramatic romance which ends the movie. And yes, I almost cried in the end. Almost did.

Graphics 9/10
Sound 9/10
Storyline 10/10
Characters 10/10
Overall 9.5/10


blur said...

One of THE best movies ever.
Although a movie which involved time-traveling, it still had a very down-to-earth feeling. What I think people overlook is how beautifully animated the background animation was on this movie. Everyone would be too focused on the characters (which were also superb!). Lol!

Sapphire Pyro said...

I need to watch this soon x_x

Animenerdz said...

@blur, yeah, i totally agree with you..a masterpiece..another thing i liked is that it was this regional feeling..i mean, her traveling didn't change the whole world, but her life only, no global catastrophe
@Sapphire...i'm talking to you until you see it <_<

Hyperion said...

now you all got me interested
is it really THAT good?
guess i'll have to move it up on my ,,to watch soon" list

Animenerdz said...

i meant to say, that I am NOT talking to you until you see it xD

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