The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 Film)

What Is It?

The 2006 Japanese-animated (anime) science fiction romance movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) – HD Trailer – US Official

This is how The IMDb describes this anime movie:

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.


Anime’s Next Big Thing: Mamoru Hosoda Animator Of The Human Soul

Source: YouTube

Yesterday ScreenPrism had a good video about the Japanese film director Mamoru Hosoda and some of his anime (animated) movies called Anime’s Next Big Thing: Mamoru Hosoda Animator Of The Human Soul:

I think that they did a good job, I like how Mr. Hosoda’s anime movies often involve family and other forms of relationships, and I like how he usually approaches this.

The end,

-John Jr


The Boy And The Beast

Source: IMDb

What is it?

The Japanese anime (animated) action adventure fantasy film The Boy And The Beast which was directed by Mamoru Hosoda.

What is it about?

This is how the IMDb describes this film:

When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son.

But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test-a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

Final Thoughts

I think that this film was an alright movie with good animation, I like how they built up the relationship between the characters Ren and Kumatetsu, but I do not like how they ended the movie.

Here is Chris Stuckmann’s review of this movie:

The end,

-John Jr