If you could travel through time, what would you do?
That is the question facing Makoto Kanno, a high school girl who is granted the ability to travel through time. Of course she doesn’t use it for malicious purposes, just little things like avoiding embarrassing situations, hanging out with friends longer, and things of that sort. What’s the harm in that, right?
I believe that people who want to travel through time, don’t understand a fundamental issue with the ability. If they did, they wouldn’t want to travel through time. In the complex web of interconnected events that form the timestream, if you change one event, it will have an effect on other events. The Butterfly Effect, no? The consequences for even the smallest of changes can be large, and they can be disastrous. And this film presents that fact very well.
I have no qualms about saying that this film is, quite simply, excellent. Sci-fi isn’t all about robots and aliens in space, you know? The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a great example of the less-outrageous form of sci-fi.