The Girl who Leapt Through Time: one of the best films ever

It’s been a long while since I’ve physically gone to cinema-houses to watch movies. Today seemed to be the best time: ate usagijen planned to go; it was a Sunday; and I basically had nothing to do. It was also the final day of the Anime Matsuri and consequently, of the showing of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo.


It didn’t start off well. The people I text messaged didn’t reply to me (they actually did, only my damn phone received those messages when it was already too late [eight in the evening]), I got soaked in the rain (it was pretty strong, even with an umbrella), and my foot was wet for the most part since I arrived at the venue. I wasn’t able to meet Ate Jen because of my phone’s fiasco, and I wasn’t able to get a ticket for the 2pm screening.

I had a choice: I could have gone home and dealt with the necessary requirements, or I could have stayed and waited for the 8pm screening. I decided to stay and wait for the 8pm screening, because that was the last showing of the film in all of the anime festivals within the year, and I wasn’t going to let those mishaps ruin what would be (and has become) a most eventful anime watching experience for me.

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is easily one of the best films I’ve seen. It ranks up there, along with my perennial favorite Ocean Waves. I just absolutely loved it, and I loved its very positive and heart-warming ending (which only I seemed to get seeing that my seatmates wanted me to quiet down when I almost-shouted ‘It’s SO SWEET!’ like some faggot). Yes, it has a heart-warming ending, and if you didn’t get it the first time, you should go watch it a second time. It was a wonderful experience for me, and the movie totally deserved all its awards. Plus, I got to know some new friends who also like anime, so the experience, while really having a bad start, had a very triumphant ending, at least for me. It was a really great decision to wait until it was shown in the big screen here in the Philippines. Shit was SO cash. Yeah, I can’t help cursing because it’s SO AWESOME.

Go watch the movie. Now.

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17 Responses to “The Girl who Leapt Through Time: one of the best films ever”

  1. IcyStorm Says:


  2. hazy Says:

    I replied in your comment in my blog, but I’ll paste some of it here. Yeah, it was awesome! I feel very lucky indeed. Too bad we weren’t able to meet you today though. That rain around noon was really tough.

  3. korosora Says:


  4. Ryan A Says:

    Mike, guess what. I did what you said 🙂 Thanks for the push. It is a special film for sure.

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  6. usagijen Says:

    Glad you managed to watch it despite all the fiasco! ^^
    My rewatch experience on the big screen was absolutely awesome. I was uninspired and not quite watching the movie wholeheartedly the first time I did, and thus I didn’t get a LOT of stuff, like the whole point of it all.

  7. Megu Says:

    yeah… the movie was great! I really like Chiaki-kun! He’s so damn h0t!!! Oh, I’m an anime lover too… wehehehe…

  8. Michael Says:

    Thanks for all the comments, guys! It’s great that a lot of people agree with me.

  9. usagijen Says:

    lolz Mike, this is Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo! What’s there not to like! XD You should be more surprised with people who didn’t like this, there are the scarcity in this case 😉

  10. Michael Says:

    I thought a lot of people didn’t like it. Just that.

  11. Lupus Says:

    People who didn’t like this movie ought to be dragged out like a dog and shot like a pig.

    FUCK YEAH MAKOTO! Grow up and be awesome.

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