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時をかける少女 通常版 [DVD]
It's a beautifully rendered animated movie, with stunning visuals throughout. If you are looking for an entertaining, engaging well-made, film that is family-friendly then I can easily recommend this one to you
The detail on characters can often feel minimal and it is, there is often little definition in faces and the characters have a way of moving which looks like frames are missing and detail left out. Rather than detract from the film though this style seems to come together very well to add a complimentary dream like feel to everything which really adds to the whole atmosphere in a way which brings the world to life more than many super detailed facial animation could. The backgrounds in contrast are well detailed and beautifully bright. As well as being impressive the contrast between characters and backgrounds also speak of how important and fixed our surroundings can be, but that despite this within the surroundings there is so much space for so many stories and so many different ways to tell them. All we have to do is pick our path and thoughtfully follow it.
The interplay between characters is charmingly endearing; through jokes and japes the interactions are realistically captivating from the point of view of the minimalist animation and the dialogue, it feels right and it flows naturally almost as if there were real psychology at work in ever relation of pencil mark and every dash of colour because of this the film manages to be laugh out loud funny at times and heartbreaking at others. It is something that can take you by surprise by especially if you are not used to watching anime
Konno's jumps back in time slowly become increasingly more chaotic as she attempts to change time for the benefit of others rather than purely for her own benefit which is often the case to begin with, sufficed to say that it is never as easy as she expects it to be and the outcome is almost always mental or physical pain for somebody.
If you like a bit of thought and a nice gentle pace to your films this is for you, it is absorbing, emotional and funny. What more could you ask for?
Nick Pinkerton of The Village Voice said that "there's real craftsmanship for how [the film] sustains its sense of summer quietude and sun-soaked haziness through a few carefully reprised motifs: three-cornered games of catch, mountainous cloud formations, classroom still-lifes." Pinkerton also said that the film is the "equivalent of a sensitively wrought read from the Young Adult shelf, and there's naught wrong with that."
When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
All in all, this films seemed like a film very much aimed at teenagers and the American accents in the dubbing seemed to accentuate this impression for me. Had the film finished about 3/4 of the way through, I think this would have been a fair assessment but the last quarter took a slightly darker note and various elements within the storyline took a far greater significance than I had anticipated. The narrative took a really interesting twist at this point which is definately worthy of another star even if the film also benefitted from keeping the impact of the time -leaping to a modest scale which , I felt, definately enhanced the story line.
I am beginning to learnt that the beauty of the backdrops is very much a feature of anime and the impression is extremely easy on the eye even if the characters' eyes all disappear when drawn at a distance and there is something very odd about the way the people all walk away from the camera. It was also really amusing to note that despite the unfeasibly short skirt worn by the principle character, her modesty was always preserved whenever she was thrown back into the present after a spot of time travel!
Whilst probably aimed at a teenage market, I think that the story was good enough to be appreciated by an older audience although not as hard -hitting as somelike like Chomet's "The Illusionist." Enjoyable, never the less.
One of the best things about the film is the characters. Theres a lot of time for development and you find yourself really caring about them. Makato makes for a very likeable main character, while her best friends Chikai and Kosuke are typical teenage lads and are also very likeable. Though theres humour, theres also a lot of emotion running through the film and it is very poigniant and sad at times. Its a film that pulls on the heart strings and makes you feel for the characters.
Visually it is another wonderful anime to look at. Its vibrant and is filled with life. The music is another standout, a delight to listen to and fitting in perfectly.
Buy this! You won't regret it.
The animation is good but far from epic, set in a recognisable modern city with no creatures or apocalyptic goings on. Rather than creating striking images and set pieces worrying about fitting the story around them as is the case with many animes, this is all about serving the story and the characters, and luckily both the story and the characters are very good indeed. Makato isn't just a believable and likeable heroine (except when crying, when her mouth alarmingly grows so large that it practically swallows her entire head) but one of the best-written female roles in years. She genuinely grows and matures through the story without ever turning into a stereotype. Indeed, Satoko Okudera's script is nigh on perfect: imaginative, sometimes moving but never so over the top that it loses all credibility. Her initial time leaps are for mundane reasons like passing tests, avoiding domestic accidents or awkward conversations with boys or making sure her younger sister doesn't steal her pudding. As her aunt (who may be the heroine of the original short story a few years on) tells her, "I'm glad that you're not wasting your powers on something substantial."
The dubbed English language version is surprisingly good for once even if the odd Canadian accent seems more oddly out of place than the American or English ones that are a main stay of dubbed anime. Kathleen Westlake's translation flows rather well, making good use of voiceovers, while Emily Hirst is excellent as Makato.
Very highy recommended!
A fun and memorable watch for any age!
I put it on one lazy Sunday afternoon, and watched it with my girlfriend, who quite often loses interest in films quickly). I fully expected to be finishing the film alone, with her checking her e-mail, calling a friend or making dinner.
An hour and a half later, we were both sat on the couch, watching. A minor miracle!
The storyline is brilliant, the pace is spot on and all the characters are likeable. It also throws in a few surprises, things you don't see coming.
You don't have to be a hardcore Manga or anime fan to enjoy this, it's just a good story well told.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a comedy, adventure and mysterious film as you will try to figure out how Makoto got this power, how the power esisted and how she will use it as you watch this timeless classic. As you follow this story you will not want to miss a single seconf od this amazing adventure as you will stunning visuals and amazing scenery as you stay by Makoto's side.
I would recommend this film to anyone who loves comedy, adventure, mystery, anime or maybe all of these aspects. If you are just beginning your journey into the world of anime this film would be a great addition to your beginning collection or the collection of a anime veteran.