THEATRICAL ANIMATION The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
17 years old Makoto Konno is a talented Time Leaper! Makoto Konno ordinary 17 years old school girl.
Her everyday life is suddenly recomposed once she became a latest heroine who leaps across the 21st Century.
STORY Makoto Konno has two close friends who are both boys in her class . One of them
is Kosuke Tsuda, her childhood friend and the other is Chiaki Mamiya. It’s far better for Makoto to play threesome ball game with them after school rather than to play with girls from her class. It isn’t like they are dating each other or going steady. Their relationship is very casual and easy going. This is a time to spend a compassionate moment reserved
for them. Because soon, they must decide their course of future before they become senior in their high school.. But change comes to their relationship. Makoto gained the gift to slip back into time and retrace her steps because of certain turn of events. But once she learns the way to make use of the ability, she exerts it to satisfy her day-to-day desire and discontent of everyday life with no hesitation. You can gobble up plenty of your favorite meal or settle tiresome troubles right away!It all meant to be day of the roses for them…
STAFF Mamoru Hosoda helms this animation film as a director. He is known for directing the animation, ONE PIECE THE MOVIE and is also known for his collaboration with Takashi Murakami with the creation of the short film, SUPERFLAT MONOGRAM for the sophisticated designers brand clientele, Louis Vuitton. Hosoda is known to be a spirited film maker.
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, character designer of Neon Genesis Evangelion is the expert artist who portrays a cheerful but shrewd and calculating characters which really are timid to changes in human relationships and have problems moving one step forward to reach their goals.
The mise en scene of this animation feature is placed in a certain residential area in Tokyo. The Artist who captures the realistic landscape of Tokyo, transforming it into a vivid animation is Nizo Yamamoto who worked as the Art Director for many animation films of Studio Ghibli, namely such projects as Princess Mononoke and Hotaru no Haka (aka. Grave of the Fireflies).
Satoko Okudera, the winner of Japan Academy Prize with the feature, Gakko No Kaidan (aka. School for Ghosts) wrote the Screenplay for this animation feature. She also wrote screenplay for Director, Hideyuki Hirayama’s Gakko No Kaidan 2, Gakko No Kaidan 4, Makai Tensho (aka. Samurai Incarnation). She also wrote for filmitization of the short story ZOOwritten by the popular writer, Otsuichi. This will be Okudera’s first attempt to
write animation screenplay.
Future is not what you should sit and wait for but it
is something that you should open the way on your own.