Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2010) [MF]

In 2010, Kazuko Yoshiyama (Narumi Yasuda) works as a pharmaceutical researcher secretly developing a formula for time travel. When she is left comatose after a car accident, her daughter Akari Yoshiyama (Riisa Naka) learns of her mother's first love, Kazuo Fukamachi (Kanji Ishimaru), from Kazuko's friend Goro Asakura (Masanobu Katsumura). Believing that finding Kazuo will allow her mother to regain consciousness, Akari uses Kazuko's formula to leap back in time to the 1970s in hopes of finding a younger Kazuo. Instead, she meets and befriends Ryota Mizorogi (Nakao Akiyoshi). Together, they attempt to search for Kazuo, but love begins to blossom between Akari and Ryota, despite the fact that Akari must eventually return to the future.

My Review
it is the direct continuation of the 1983 movie which has the same title which continues the story after the incident of her mother with Kazuo. However, it is not mandatory to watch the first movie since this one can stand by its own. For your information, there is a 2006 anime which is also related with the first movie.

As for the rating i give it 8/10.
+ In overall the story was quite nice. The bond between mother and daughter where the daughter will do anything so her mother will come back and swallow every facts even the time travel thing. (everyone must think it is ridiculous)
+ It brings back the 70s of Japan where their lifestyle, buildings, clothes were completely remake in this story.. (I did laugh on how the guys cloth though esp Ryota's. we cannot forget how film was made at that time.)
+ The ending was nice although a bit... *watch it yourself to know what actually happen*
- Due to binding to the first movie.. the way time travels works is a bit awkward..
- Some may find it boring

Links: CD1 / CD2

PS: This come with English Subtitle.

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