Funimation acquires ‘The Girl who leapt through time’ animated movie !


‘The Girl who leapt through time’ is a Japanese animated Science fiction romantic movie produced by Madhouse written by Satoko Okuera and directed by Mamoru Hosoda. It was released by Kadokawa Herald Pictures on July 15 , 2006 in Japan. Yeah its been almost 10 years now.

However the English dubbed version was released on 2008 by Bandai Entertainment. Now Funimation has acquired it and the movie is about to be re-released. You may ask why do they even have to re-release it. To be honest , this movie is one such great thing that worth a re-release.


This movie has won numerous awards. The most precious award among then is ‘Japan Academy Prize’ for Animation of the year. This award is actually considered as the Oscars of Japan. Also the movie had a box office collection of about 260 million Yen which is about 2.28 million USD.

SYNOPSIS of the movie described by Funimation via its blog

“After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.  

After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.” 

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