Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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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
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 38 min.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 8.221 (scored by 342883342,883 users)
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Ranked: #2912
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Popularity: #150
Members: 582,430
Favorites: 5,217


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
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 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
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 oraxonaa
The same atmosphere of romanticism and beauty 
report Recommended by meiya
Time travels, drama and love story. 
report Recommended by Dixy
-They both deal with time travel -Female Protagonist -The choices they make impact how their story goes  
report Recommended by LilAsianVertical
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 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
Both are fun and sad anime at the same time. The endings are surprising and will make you cry a lot. 
report Recommended by Ko-gil
Two romantic comedies that deals with the main character traveling through time to alter future events.  
report Recommended by xo_cl2
Both MC can go back in time if they are dead meaning it will restart again 
report Recommended by Mohamed_m
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
The selfish can change. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Charlotte both follow selfish protagonists who use their powers for their own convenience. TokiKake has Makoto and her time travel powers to help her with regular day stuff. Charlotte has Yuu and his mind control ability abused to do whatever the hell he wants. Both are good romance anime where the ones you don't think you are super close to, are the ones who have the greatest impact on one.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Consequences. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Golden Time both use MCs with connections to past and present concurrently, suffer because of so. TokiKake is about Makoto and the usual consequences that result in bending time to your will. Golden Time, however, uses a different take on the battle time can propose with Tada endlessly conflicting with his past self. Both are good romance anime revolving around the way time/the past can put up a fight with those that wish to fight against it. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Being young enables people to do dumb things, why? It is due to inexperience, as well as a lack of understanding. Characters Makoto, Kotarou, and Akane are no exception to this. Within their stories, Tsukigakirei shows that young love is very hard to stabilize with two somewhat rational parties. TokiKake shows that human psyche can sometimes get the best of us when we are at face view with awesome power. But even in being young and dumb, there is learning taking place. All MCs learn about how their respective lives should work and what measures should be taken at a said point, whether you like it  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
The unlikely helper. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time both follow the unlikely ones to help who end up being the most helpful. Bunny Girl Senpai has loner Sakuta help out the different heroines with their problems, TokiKake has energetic idiot type character Makoto, use her time travelling powers for her own convenience, only to make better use of these powers as she realises that she isn't doing the best with her powers. Both are good romance anime with Bunny Girl Senpai adding supernatural attributes, TokiKake adding sci-fi ones instead. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both bittersweet endings, pretty animations, romance, scifi? fantasy i guess? (theres a weird water boyfriend ghost ) (no time travel tho).  
report Recommended by JunjouAlice
Breaking the law of nature. Weathering with You and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time both follow students who mess up with the omnipotent laws of the world. In doing so, these protagonists end up getting the mighty force of nature impacting their lives in the sense they had not wished for. TokiKake has time leaper Makoto. Weathering with You has duo Hodaka and "sunshine girl" Hina. Both are good romance anime deemed as epic visual works. In which, touch into the fictional aspects of sci-fi and supernatural respectively. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Delusions. Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time both follow delusions students who constantly reject the reality around them. Chuunibyou's Rikka rejects reality with her imagination enforced by the chuunibyou behaviour she has. TokiKake's Makoto rejects the normality of an orderly time path, where she constantly goes back in time to fix things accordingly to her. Both are interesting romance anime about the different ways people cope with their struggles life has given to them. All in a school setting. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Is this what you really want? The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Toradora both have the similarities of one lying to themselves when it comes to one other. Without going into too much detail the protagonists Makoto and Taiga are both in the same both when it comes to the view of Chiaki and Ryuuji respectively, only using a superficial level of communication to express their thoughts to. Both are good romance anime about the things you really value and how one goes about it. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
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 SpiralOfErebos
Is another Slice-Of-Life, this one being more friendly and with fantasy elements. The main character gets development and the lesson about the life she learns is pretty similar to the Retsuko one. Both quite simple, but with nice characters and cute lessons 
report Recommended by FakeAccount1
Consequences to actions. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Spirited Away both follow a protagonist who gets more than they bargained for. TokiKake's energetic but somewhat delusional Makoto uses her time travel powers for her own convenience, Spirited Away's Chihiro starts off as a bratty child who wants things her way. They both suffer from their own wills as a result which leads them to grow and understand how things really function in the world they didn't understand at first. Both are great films with one being a Ghibli adventure classic, the other being made by the glory of which Madhouse can bring. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
More than a friend? Lovely Complex and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time both follow female protagonists who use a superficial layer when coming across with one other. TokiKake does this with Makoto and Chiaki, LoveCom does this with Koizumi and Ootani. Both Makoto and Koizumi lie to themselves over and over again when it comes to the two boys. Both are great romance anime with TokiKake having sci-fi features to it, whereas LoveCom is dedicated to the shoujo demographic. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
These are both movies hinging around a main female lead using fantasy elements to alter their life experiences. Both movies also contain very similar-feeling romance plots, and the main characters feel similarly tomboyish. I get the same vibe from both of these movies, and highly recommend anyone who enjoyed A Whisker Away to watch The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.  
report Recommended by Icedmanta
Light hearted fun with the characters experiencing a roller coaster of emotions. 
report Recommended by Wolf_in_Paradise
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
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 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
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 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
The things one does to fix things for those they love. Countless space/time warps 
report Recommended by TCHaos
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
The story of love. Just a little bit of fantasy. That's our life. 
report Recommended by Dr_Agon
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
Romantic drama with sci-fi elements. High school characters, broken hearts and bitter-sweet mood. I love both movies. 
report Recommended by AnGeLZzZ
Similar elements concerning time travel (of a sort) and the differences between the past and the present. 
report Recommended by Akaike
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 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
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
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
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
Episode 40 of Dokkan is the best one you could ever watch in the franchise, because it was directed by Hosoda Mamoru and served as a springboard for his first ful-length feature, The girl who leapt through time.  
report Recommended by Broken31
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
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
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 Slice of life, Romance. Soundtrack is great! And the feeling from this series is somehow the same. 
report Recommended by janusik5
Both are directed by Momoru Hosoda. They share similar animation styles and elements. 
report Recommended by TVC15
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
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 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