Makoto, a high school girl, somehow gains the possibility to leap through time. She uses her new found power to make her life easier in every way possible, but soon she gets to find out that jumping through time doesn’t have only good results.
The movie, based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui and directed by Mamoru Hosoda (just in case somebody’s interested), was released in 2006.
2006, how did I miss it?
This is one light, easy to watch, pleasantly sentimental movie. Taking a break from SnK to watch this was totally worth it.
Makoto is a great heroine, not the usual dumb-shy-beautiful-shallow girl that nobody can stand. She’s really energetic, funny, colourful and makes a great main character.
Even the side characters are well portrayed and make every detail matter.
In the short time (well, more or less) of the entire action you can actually see Makoto developing, growing up, learning to make decisions based not only on her well-being, but also paying attention to others.
I came to the conclusion that this is not, actually, that much about a time travelling theory or something. I think it was intended more as a fun, relaxing movie. I wouldn’t go too deep with it, mainly because lots of things are just too uncertain.
The only thing that I didn’t like that much was the ending. And I mean the conversation between Makoto and Kouke. Seemed a little too overly dramatic to me.
Overall, beautiful animation, really nice soundtrack, smart and thoughtful plot and great characters.
Let me know your opinion on the movie down below. ^^
Have fun watching.