Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger

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Japanese: 時空[とき]の旅人 Time Stranger


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 20, 1986
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Time TravelTime Travel
Duration: 1 hr. 31 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #87782
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Popularity: #8731
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Based on the novel trilogy of the same name by MAYUMURA Taku (眉村 卓), Time Stranger is the story of a bunch of teenagers getting transported back in time through Japan's history, and getting mixed up with samurai shenanigans.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Maruyama, Masao
Masaki, Mori
Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Takeuchi, Yoshio


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Ending Theme

"Time Stranger Teko no Theme (タイムストレンジャー 〜テコのテーマ)" by Mariya Takeuchi


Jun 12, 2014
Another movie about time travel! Well like most other candidates of this genre this one is also full of plot holes and inconsistencies but it is still very entertaining if you are able to just enjoy the "ride" trough time.

A fugitive travelling to the past picks up a group of students and a teacher. On the run from a pursuer they visit some dangerous places of Japanese history and come in contact with the temptation to change something in the past. Since it's Japanese animation there is no surprise that most of the time it's about samurais and the famous Nobunaga... Some minor ...
Oct 31, 2022
Amongst anime, there have been quite a few titles tackling the subject of time travel. It's usually just a plot device to explore specific stories in a new way, such as with the murder mystery of Erased; or the resetting of Re:Zero. Steins;Gate more intimately explores the subject of time travel than any of these, and it is VERY Japanese, but more so in the "otaku pandering" way and nothing more. What I think makes Toki no Tabibito interesting as a time travel film is how uniquely Japanese its perspective is.

The film presents 1980s Japan and a dystopia several centuries into the future. We travel ...

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Poll: Toki no Tabibito: Time Stranger Episode 1 Discussion
Jacut - Aug 22, 2008
10 repliesby rodmanii »»
Aug 2, 2:25 PM
where can one find this?
cottonrhetoric - Jan 19, 2019
2 repliesby cottonrhetoric »»
Jan 19, 2019 3:39 PM