What if it was possible to avoid embarrassing situations? Suddenly, Makoto Konno can do this--and more--when she discovers that she can jump back in time at will. Tests are a piece of cake, and she can have her favorite food anytime; what a great life! But she soon realizes that her little time jaunts are having adverse effects on the people she loves. Each time she races back in time to fix the problems she has created, it brings her one step closer to discovering the most wonderful secret in her young life.
4 stars out of 5 -- "This Japanese animation has a fantastical premise....[The film] goes for subtle character studies rather than large-scale effects..." 10/01/2008 p.60
Sight and Sound
"[A] charming anime film....THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME has much more to say than most, blending witty comedy, can-do optimism, wistful yearning, romantic obsession and traumatic tragedy." 10/01/2008 p.65-66