The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Synopsis: A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
Director(s): Mamoru Hosoda
Production: Tokikake Film Partners
  12 wins & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

Here it comes!


What the...? Hm?

- Makoto, just throw the ball!

- Hmm...

Hey, did you just hear something?

You hear something?

Hear what?

What the...?

Hey, Makoto!

Here it comes!

- There!

- W-Whoa... Yeah!

Ah! Damn!

All right!

So yesterday...

- Huh?

... pudding...

...I missed out on pudding.

What happened to the pudding?

I bet your little sister beat you

to it again.

I was purposely saving it.

How dare she eat it,

that stupid little sister of mine!

Watch it...! There!

Aww, I did it again.



- Sis?

- What?

What the...? Huh?

Makoto! Makoto!


Look up! Above you!



Th-That hurt...

It's about time you got up.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

- Do you know what today is?

- Why'd you turn off the alarm?!

You turned it off yourself!

I'm off now!

- It's July 13, which is a "Nice Day".

- You have a good day.

- What's a "Nice Day"?

- I'm in trouble!

Seven, one, three could be

read as "Na-I-Su".

You're finally up, Makoto?

- G'morning, Dad.

- Oh, uh...


- I'm outta here!

- Oh, Makoto! Hang on!


Take this to your Auntie Witch

after school.

- Tell her it's from Grandma.

- No way! I don't want to take that to school.

- And...

- Huh?

Maybe you can ask her when

she's going to get married.

- Sure.

- Good.

I'm off!

Have a good day.

Oh, hi, Mako!

Good morning!

Sorry about the ruckus

every morning.

- Chiaki!

- Hey, Makoto.

You should work more time

into your schedule.

You're telling me?!

I bet you fell back asleep after the alarm.

Shut up!

- What's in the basket?

- Nothing!

Come on. Tell me.

Once again, in the nick of time.

It'd be more refreshing

if you'd just come late.

You're early, Kousuke.

Did you jerk off properly this morning?

Shut up.

You guys are always too late.

- It's not in the nick of time. Look.

- Huh?

Are we lucky or what?

I'm the lucky one.

Huh? What'd you mean?

You tend to say you're out of luck

when you're unlucky.

But I figured that

had nothing to do with me.

If anything, luck tends to be on my side.

Now, why do you think

your teacher was late today?

A mini quiz?

Yes, Hayakawa. Correct!


Nevertheless, luck still tends

to be on my side.

I also have good instincts too.

Thanks to that, my grades are okay.

I'm not exactly a brain,

but I'm not an idiot either.

You have five minutes left.


I'm not an idiot...

You have five minutes left.

This is actually an exception.

I'm not particularly

adept at things...

...but I'm not so clumsy

that people laugh at me.

Looking back...

...I don't recall having too many

mess ups that I cringe about.

Ow! Hot!

What're you doing, idiot?!

Get the fire extinguisher! Hurry!

Uh, yeah, right away!

That was also an exception.

- Are you all right?

- I singed my bangs a bit.

Normally I'm pretty careful,

so I've never been badly injured.

And I'm careful not to get involved

in complicated social situations.

H- Hey!


What're you doing?! Come on!

Look, you!

- Oh? What's this?

- Blood type horoscopes have nothing to do with this.

- Hold it, you!

- Blood type horoscopes have nothing to do with this.

But it says they're not compatible.

Could be dicey.

Whether it's dicey or not

is up to her to decide.


Mathematics II Mini Quiz

"Let's try harder next time!"



Liberal Arts/Sciences Are you

going with liberal arts or sciences?

Liberal Arts/Sciences -

Haven't decided. You? - Not yet.

Liberal Arts/Sciences

Thank goodness.

Liberal Arts/Sciences It's not

something to decide quickly.

Liberal Arts/Sciences

You can't tell the future after all.

Liberal Arts/Sciences

It never ends.

Liberal Arts/Sciences

Liberal Arts/Sciences

Hey, Makoto!

How much longer are you gonna be?

Then come and help me!

You've gotta be kidding.

Just hurry it up.


I wonder what Chiaki's

going to choose.

Sciences, I bet.

He's not good with kanji.

And he's amazing in math.

But that's it.

Why bring up Chiaki anyways?

Hey, someone's left

the hand-in notebooks here.

Who's in charge of them?

- Who is it?

- It's you!

What a hassle...



Time waits for no one.



What the...?


It sounded like

someone was here.




A locked room...


What's that?

Are you an idiot or what?!

You're killing me!

You're laughing too much.

Yeah. You're laughing too much.

- But it's just so funny!

- It's not funny.

Wanna get a CT scan

at my dad's clinic?

- I'm fine, all right?

- Be careful.

Something might happen again.

Nothing will happen.

I don't need the hassle.

But people don't just collapse

for no reason.

It's not for no reason!

There was someone there!

- Someone?

- Like who?


Why would I play a prank on you

and make you fall?


So I'm the culprit?

Then, who could it have been?

It sure is baking hot.

It's almost summer vacation.

Suck it up!

That's right! Summer vacation!

Let's go somewhere,

the three of us!

- Like where?

- We can go to a night game.

We went last month.

That's all you want to do.

- Then where?

- Like the beach.

Too hot.

Then, how about a fireworks festival?

We can wear yukatas.

I don't have one.

Where do you want to go, Kousuke?

- The library.

- What?!

I'll keep to my studies.

If you keep studying in this heat,

you'll turn into an idiot.

You guys don't study enough.

Yeah, but I'm not

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Satoko Okudera

Satoko Okudera (奥寺 佐渡子, Okudera Satoko, born 1966 in Iwate Prefecture) is a Japanese screenwriter. She is known for her screenplays in both the live-action and anime mediums. Her 1995 screenplay for Gakkō no kaidan was nominated for the Japan Academy Prize. She is best known for her collaborations with anime director Mamoru Hosoda. more…

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