Toki o Kakeru Shōjo (Time Traveller) (2010)

So also this weekend I watched Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, a cool science fiction film from Japan on Netflix. I doubt that I would have seen it had it not been one of those movies on Netflix has on demand. The movie is the fourth based on the book The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui, and is a direct sequel to the 1983 film adaptation. In Time Traveller, Kazuko Yoshiyama, a pharmaceutical researcher, has developed a liquid to time travel but is hit by a car and it is up the her daughter, Akari,  to bring a message to the past. We follow Akari as she travels from 2010 to the 70s to relay a message but she ends up in the wrong year and in the wrong place.

Since Akari ended up in the wrong year she decides to try and find the person she was told to give the message to, her mother’s first love. As she searches Akari befriends a film student, who she landed on when she first arrived in the past. She even help him out on his film he is making. Over time she starts to fall in love with the film student even though she will soon leave for the future.

Can she find her mother’s first love and will Akari’s love stand the test of time. If you can find it on Netflix I would recommend watching the movie, sure it has subtitles but they are nothing to be afraid of. So I liked the movie it was a unique take on a time travel story and explored a unique time and destination 1970s Japan.


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