Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

Alternative Titles

English: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Synonyms: Toki wo Kakeru Shojo, TokiKake, Toki o Kakeru Shojo, The Girl Who Cut Time, The Little Girl Who Conquered Time
Japanese: 時をかける少女


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 2006
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 8.291 (scored by 292,055 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #126
Members: 491,873
Favorites: 4,863


Time traveling. Changing the past has consequences on everything. Chaos theory. If this interests you, you'll love these animes. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
Instead of being reminded of Shinkai's other FAR more melancholic/sappy offerings, watching Your Name reminded me very much of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in tone and direction. They begin as something akin to 'supernatural sit-coms' where a supernatural element is inserted into the daily lives of high school kids and fun silliness ensues. They do later switch their emphasis to drama but there's never an overwhelming sense of despair. There's also a spoilerific aspect that links Your Name with TGWLTT... but, yeah: SPOILERS.  
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
good drawing/animation, unique story, similar main girl character 
report Recommended by zefiriss
A great love story is what brings Toki wo and 5 cm together. Each involves love between people who are not yet adult but are not children, platonic love, and pure feelings between pure souls. You'll enjoy the romantic atmosphere that permeates through both titles. 
report Recommended by Iahel
When I first saw Girl Who Leaped Through Time, I thought about Wisper of the Heart. The plot is compleetly different, but their romantic mood and slice-of-life topics are very close. 
report Recommended by AnGeLZzZ
While watching Ame to Yuki i had the same lighthearted and yet bittersweet feeling that gave me Toki wo Kakeru Shojo. Not only they share a very similar artstyle, which is very pleasant, but also both movies share a strong supernatural theme who quickly become the main focus of the story. Both plot are told gently and can make you experience some nice time to spend watching. Also, both series share a very important element that they show in their own way: love trascend time and any kind of race. Absolutly recommended both titles! Because they both might have the power to let you tell, after watching them, "Why  read more 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
time traveling/parallel universe fun 
report Recommended by abandoned2014
Both are heart warming stories with sci-fi/ supernatural about a lively girl and her relationship with a boy. Both have a beautiful end.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
The main characters have to fix major problems in their lives using a macguffin that allows time travel. Both have above average animation but The Girl Who Leapt Through Time beats Fireworks in that department by far. 
report Recommended by Fortress_Maximus
Similar concept, time travelling + little bit of romance both are very well animated but Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo has better story and characters imo 
report Recommended by helensan
The same atmosphere of romanticism and beauty 
report Recommended by meiya
First off, Mahou isn't romance (then again, Toki wa kakeru shoujo doesn't display a lot of romance) but both animes are both built upon a solid relationship with loved ones and friends. Mahou Shoujo: Magic Girls. However, is not like Sailor Moon or Pretty Cure, but displays more darker and chaotic elements within that involve time, space, and energy. A quintet of girls involve themselves with giving up their souls to a cat-like crature who is titled "the Messenger of Magic". In return, they are granted a wish and are turned into a magic girl to fend off the city by killing witches to clean  read more 
report Recommended by oraxona
Time travels, drama and love story. 
report Recommended by Dixy
Both show a strong value of friendship. In Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the group is smaller (Makoto, Chiaka and Kousuke, who have always been friends) and their status in different timelines, while Angel Beats has more people involved and their friendship develops over the course of the battles. Are animes with different themes but your ends also has minimal resemblance.....  
report Recommended by SunWukung
Both deal with a group of highschool students as well as a supernatural factor (particularly time travel). I found both animes had likeable characters and a unique plot. If your into coming of age stories with a twist on the supernatural, with interesting characters than you will most likely like these two animes. 
report Recommended by Cloud4126
Two romantic comedies that deals with the main character traveling through time to alter future events.  
report Recommended by xo_cl2
Both these series play with the idea of time travel and its consequences. Both deal with interpersonal relationships as well as the loss of a loved one really well. Honestly, both had me on an emotional roller coaster and were good at investing the viewer into their world. They reminded me of each other not only plot-wise, but atmosphere-wise as well. If you like one, try the other.  
report Recommended by typicalotaku
-They both deal with time travel -Female Protagonist -The choices they make impact how their story goes  
report Recommended by LilAsianVertical
The art between these two anime series are extremly similar and while only one arc, but this movie have the same concept " time travling for good reasons always gets back at you ". The romance is a supporting role which is pretty well done.  
report Recommended by -Alians-
Both animes deal with the profound concepts of romance, friendship, and the value of time. Time affects the lives of the characters, implying how precious time truly is and how it can affect the lives of so many. Even memories play the part in the development of character. Furthermore, the animations are enthralling. If you enjoyed one of these, you'll definitely enjoy the other. :] 
report Recommended by SilentMuse
When one is given the ability to live frivolously, their entire life is put in perspective. Both centre around the theme of being granted something precious but expendable, and the morality and choices behind how to use this thing. Both great shows with a sense of mystery. 
report Recommended by MarshallM
They share romantic themes with their focus on young love, and both have a tragic edge to them near the end. Plus, both of the films center around the visual motif of a girl running. As such, I often tell people that The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo) feels very much like it was made by Satoshi Kon (director of Millennium Actress). 
report Recommended by VamptVo
Apart from the fact that both anime (ovie the one series the other) have the romantic feature as their main feature they have a very similar way on showing how protagonists deal with situations unknown to them!!! They also have the fact of the unknown for different reason each! I shouldn't say more because it would be a spoiler but in my opinion these both have more similarities than meets the eye! 
report Recommended by kelpiechan
Even though they don't have a similar plot, messages given through them seems almost same to me. We are told the concept of "protection" and "devotion" with different stories. Both will make your heart broke but warm at the same time. 
report Recommended by sora-to-hoshi
Both movies deal with both a very realistic side, namely the school and home sides of the characters, while they have a fantasy side to it. Namely Time-Traveling and Witches. They both deal with similar problems the girls are going through and how they solve them. 
report Recommended by Ilyaoh
Both have beautiful art and are about seemingly normal girls but have more supernatural things going on in their lives then meets the eye. In Toki wo kakeru shoujo the girl is aware of the supernatural aspect of her life while in Black Rock Shooter she has no idea about.Both supernatural aspects of the girls affects others memories around them.Black Rock Shooter is more of a action/drama while Toki wo kakeru shoujo is a ScyFy/drama. 
report Recommended by Ozzey
The story of love. Just a little bit of fantasy. That's our life. 
report Recommended by Dr_Agon
Both these titles are deceptively simple at first glance, but while one is based loosely on a true story and the other is science fiction, they are similarly thought-provoking and tragic. If you were touched by one, you may enjoy the other as well. 
report Recommended by DragonMiku
Both are movies that have panfull stories with deep inner meanings about the human heart and our attempts to make sense of our chaotic lives. 
report Recommended by EtherealMerc
Both of these movies have a very similar "vibe". Honestly, as soon as I started watching both of these movies the first things I noticed were the unique atmosphere and similar art design. Both of these shows imho have a very similar feel throughout, have a very similar soundtrack, characters and even the storylines have the same sort of sci-fi feel. Cencoroll being only 25 minutes, doesn't have the same rememberability about it, but if you like "the girl who leapt through time" then you will most likely love this hidden gem as well. (And vice versa) The main characters are also very similar. Both female  read more 
report Recommended by Jordanious77
The things one does to fix things for those they love. Countless space/time warps 
report Recommended by TCHaos
Love is more often than not, a painful and bittersweet experience. Mature depictions of love is something often taken for granted in anime, these two pieces showcase the best of what the genre has to offer. 
report Recommended by Tinybox
Both films involve time as a major plot element, and feature protagonists who start off with major character flaws but grow over the course of the story. Similar cinematography and effects are used in both works. 
report Recommended by MarisaTheCube
Time traveling is all fun and games until someone gets hurt, in these show cases, a lot of hurt. Both deal with the time travel paradox and have bittersweet conclusions where characters have to face reality vs the paradise ideal. 
report Recommended by TakeTheWindward
They are both romance with a bit of another genre. The romance is heart warming and when it seems like they are going to end there is a bit more. I feel that at times I lost a little interest in Clannad but the ending made up for it. I recommend the Dub for The Girl who leapt through time (if you like dubs that is) but I don't recommend the dub at all for Clannad (try to watch sub, you could probably get though Clannad on dub but once you get to After Story the dubbing cast gets worse). 
report Recommended by DanallWillham
They don't have much in common except for the time leap thing were in "Nobunaga Concerto" some highschool boy somehow gets send into the war era in japan... 
report Recommended by burning_pigeon
Both anime focus on young main heroines who have the power to travel in time. In both anime, the main heroine uses her time travel powers to prevent undesirable situations from happening, but discovers that the usage of her powers also has side effects too. Overall, both shows have similar concepts, as well a similar mood. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both are Slow moving Love stories that don't really happen until near the end of the film. Both have brilliant scores to boot. 
report Recommended by Yagami_Rimmer
both of these truly amazing pieces of art deal with the danger that comes with messing with unmei (fate) and the beauty and fragility of the moment that is now - we must learn to appreciate what we have while we have it, to appreciate ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) which is impermanence - both also made me cry and laugh a lot - if your looking for truly transcendent anime, look no further!!! 
report Recommended by octal9
Both hearth-warming, for-all-family movies. Just pure enjoyable, with nice (but not special) plot, filled with some magic (one "technological", another spiritual). Perfect to watch given plenty of time, or just to rest from something hard.  
report Recommended by Mia_Red
The relationship between the protagonists are both incredibly deep. The pace of both the stories are comparable, somehow H&C reminded me to the movie. 
report Recommended by Rethardus
Although Natsu no Arashi leans more toward the comedy genre, both share a time traveling girl. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is much more serious. Both are excellent animes. 
report Recommended by abandoned2014
Both are directed by Momoru Hosoda. They share similar animation styles and elements. 
report Recommended by TVC15
The sensation of eternity appears with survey of both anime. Also it begins to seem that you found the sense of life. 
report Recommended by driveshaft
Both Slice of life, Romance. Soundtrack is great! And the feeling from this series is somehow the same. 
report Recommended by janusik5
Similar elements concerning time travel (of a sort) and the differences between the past and the present. 
report Recommended by Akaike
Romantic drama with sci-fi elements. High school characters, broken hearts and bitter-sweet mood. I love both movies. 
report Recommended by AnGeLZzZ
Both movies are works of director Mamoru Hosoda and share a similar atmosphere as they both start in a light hearted and funny manner and become more serious in a believable way later. Although they were not produced at the same studio the movies have similar detail reduced artwork and really splendid animation.  
report Recommended by harakiri
It has the same feeling to it the plot is completely different but the genre is the same= slice of life If you like that slice of life feeling then you should watch this both have a good drama romantic story to it 
report Recommended by mateoheat
Time slipping, a need to right mistakes by going back to change things. Completely different setting, and the protagonist goes to see the movie.  
report Recommended by madphil_69
Light hearted fun with the characters experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. 
report Recommended by Wolf_in_Paradise
In both the main girl has a sort of love triangle with two boys that are best friends. The end of both animes gives a similar feeling.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
They are both innocent and fanciful and leave a nice feel good mood. Though Girl Who Leapt Through Time is meant for an older audience and can be quite sad at times. 
report Recommended by AstuteOtaku
both have young schoolgirls who are unique and not typical. have elements of fantasy and supernatural in them, and tons of humour, character development, and dashes of romance. similar carefree/relaxing/comedy feel/atmosphere 
report Recommended by sugarplumfairy
Both these films are grounded in a reality close to ours, and the animation reflects that, from the backgrounds to the character design. In addition they both use fantastical events, science fiction in one and a magical realism in the other, as a device to explore deeper human relationships and to a certain extent causality. They are both charming stories told with a light touch that don't try to hit you over the head with their themes like so much else out there. What they lack in similarities of genre, they more than make up for in similarities in tone, atmosphere and  read more 
report Recommended by chrysalis