All member reviews for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Common Sense Media says

Fun coming of age time-traveling anime with some romance.

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(out of 6 reviews)
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Teen, 16 years old Written bysisterwhocares May 23, 2013

Very well-done fantasy anime film with strong female lead

This movie is about a girl who accidentally discovers that she has the ability to go back in time. Delighted, she uses time travel to avoid daily haphazard and to try and help her friend ask a boy out. However, she soon realizes that her time travel is helping her, but not necessarily others, and she runs into a tricky dilemma when one of her best friends admits that he likes her. The storyline is original and compelling, which is wonderful for such a cliché idea as time travel. The plot is also well-organized and put together quite brilliantly, though it does lag at times. One of the best things about the movie is the main character. Even though she does go through teen-romance-boy-drama, she's not one of those girly, frilly weaklings that are so prevalent in teen movies and books. She is tomboyish, independent, and clever, if a little nuts at times. All of the characters are well-formed and flawed, but very loveable. But, overall, the best part of the movie would definitely the music. It is a beautiful piano backdrop set against evocative visual images. The movie is not only well-done, but also aesthetically pleasing, making it the perfect balance of art and entertainment. One thing that may concern parents is that there is some bullying in the film, including one terrifying scene where a teenage boy sprays fire hydrant material at a group of bullies, then throws it at a girl. There are also some scenes where the main character and her friends are almost run over by a train and are shown flying slow-motion through the air. The main character has to do some really freaky things in order to go back it time, such as running into walls, jumping off buildings and cliffs, and getting run over by a train. There is no blood. Also, one teen talks about "jerking off" briefly, but the sexual content overall is mild and doesn't exceed teens hugging and flirting. Finally, there is a sparse amount of language in the film, but it doesn't exceed "d*mn" or "h*ll". Overall, this is a very wonderful movie with strong characters, a well-developed plot, and beautiful music and imagery.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 11 years old October 10, 2012

A good movie

Its cool and futuristic. If you child is a sci-fi/anime geek, this is a great movie
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 12 year old Written bydiaryofamommy January 8, 2012

One crude gag but suitable for the subtitled crowd.

My son watched this movie several times over the last few days, and he says it gets better and better every time. One crude gag but rest of film is G-rated.
Teen, 15 years old Written byNeon_Fish September 5, 2015

Good

Very good anime movie for teenagers and young adults. This movie teaches valuable lessons about wanting to change things that are bad in your life, and the main character is a good role model as in the end she realises what is important. There is one scene which a character says "did you forget to jerk off thus morning" to another character because they are grumpy, and this scene is repeated twice. There is a bit of violence, bullying and play fighting amongst some of the characters which might be unsuitable for young teens like 13 year olds but other than that this movie is fine and great to watch.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byAnime lover 2 March 9, 2016

Drama quite angsty , unsuitable for young viewers due to content

This movie is quite a drama in theme ranging from characters getting hurt to the main character dying in an alternative timeline. There are a few sexual references like ' dripping off' and the characters do swear infrequently but it is no worse that 'shit, ' damn' or ' bitch'. There is a little violence in it but it is mostly focused at the end when the main characters stumbles and ends up badly bruised and cut. Due to the theme it can be a little depressing, scary or too complicated for younger viewers but it is an excellent movie. There are quite a few positive role models as well. I watched this when I was 12 and rightly so due to the content and to UK readers this movie is rated a 12 for a reason. I'm unsure of what rating this would be in the states but I can imagine it to be quite high.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written byrebo344 July 19, 2015

Emotional, entertaining, and romantic, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time succeeds.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was a beautiful movie, just beautiful. The characters were well developed, the story was great, the score was excellent and it was just brilliant. Emotional, entertaining, and romantic, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time succeeds.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing