Girl Who Lept Through Time | 時をかける少女 Animezing

Science-Fiction | Drama

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

From the acclaimed director of “Summer Wars” and “The Boy and the Beast” and winner of Best Animated Film at the Japan Academy Awards and the Mainichi Film Concurs!

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.



Satoko Okudera, originally from Iwate prefecture, did not initially plan to become a screenwriter although she enjoyed writing scenarios as a college student. After graduating from Tokai University she worked for an oil company until she quit to pursue writing full time. Her debut screenplay, Moving (1993), co-written with Satoshi Okonogi, screened in the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1995, she was nominated for Best Screenplay at the Awards of the Japanese Academy for Gakko no Kaidan in 1995. In 1998 she studied in the United States as part of an overseas study program by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Her first major hit came with the Mamoru Hosoda directed animated film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006). She went on to write and co-write two other films directed by Hosoda, Summer Wars (2009), and Wolf Children (2014), each of which were awarded Best Screenplay at the Tokyo Anime Awards. In 2011 she received the Best Screenplay award for the hit movie Rebirth. Her most recent film screenplay was for the live-action adaptation of Kiki’s Delivery Service (2014) and The Vancouver Asahi (2014).

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