Funimation’s timely license is perfectly punctual for the film’s tenth anniversary!
Earlier today, Funimation announced that they licensed The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shōjo: Tokikake). The company expects to open pre-orders for the film in the near future.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is the first original film from Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda. The feature was animated by Madhouse, with Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars) providing character designs. Satoko Okudera (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) wrote the screenplay for the project, while Kiyoshi Yoshida (Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Kaiba) scored the soundtrack.
The feature hit Japanese theaters on July 15, 2006 to critical acclaim. It was the first film to ever receive the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.
Bandai Entertainment originally released The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on North American DVD in 2008. The company released a Blu-Ray version of the film in 2011.
Funimation describes the film as follows:
After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.
After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.
Hosoda’s latest film, The Boy And The Beast will receive a theatrical run in North America starting on March 4.
Source: Funimation Blog