The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD + UV
About The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD + UV
Hosoda’s breakout film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was the first film in history to win the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. While the film contains some supernatural elements, the story stays grounded in reality and focused on the relatable human traits of his heroine Makoto Konno. That focus on creating engaging characters has become a Hosoda signature that gives each of his films genuine heart and lasting appeal.
After discovering she can leap through time, high school student Makoto Konno does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time traveling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she’ll have to race against time to set things right.
Dedicated to the works of Mamoru Hosoda, the Hosoda Collection is a premier line that celebrates Hosoda’s films and reveals how each one has affected the trajectory of his award-winning career. Featuring everything from stunning extras to exclusive interviews with the director himself, the Hosoda Collection brings fans of animation and film the rare opportunity to follow a director’s career as it unfolds before them.
*Includes Digital HD Ultraviolet (subject to expiration and only redeemable in U.S.)
Special Features: Premiere Screening Event, Direction File ''a talk with the director'', Behind the Scenes at Premiere Screening Event, Hanako Oku ''Garnet'' Music Video, Theatrical Trailer, Promo Clip
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Romance, Science Fiction
- Themes: Adventure
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 99
- Release Date: 6/7/2016
- Dimensional Weight: 0.5
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
by Peter -
This movie was so captivating! It even explains things as they are going so you don't need to worry about getting confused! The animation reminds me of the 90's animation with less ghosting. I did notice one or two scenes that were a bit blurry but it was so discrete it doesn't even matter to me :). The ending was actually surprising for me I didn't see it coming! This movie had relatable issues that many high schoolers may have, or even people in general, and the conflicts of what to do. With the fantasy of time and what the effects can be :) the movie was overall a great movie to watch and kept me into it the whole time!
by Ramen Rei -
First of all, let me express that I am a gigantic Mamoru Hosada fan and I have been waiting for the western release of this film for a very long time.
However, I am a little disappointed in the packaging that Funimation chose for this edition. I am not sure how it differs from the regular edition but this one has the same recycled artwork on everything it contains. The cover art picture is seen on all three discs included and even the "companion book" that is tucked into the slip cover. The only thing that was different was the inner-side of the cover on the disc case. There are only a few extra things on the bonus disc that you don't have on the regular and they are very insignificant. The one thing I REALLY liked was the "companion book" which includes interviews, concept art/sketches and pictures of locations used for reference.
by TRISTAN -
When I saw this was back and at an awesome price I just had to get it and the shipping was fast too, it was worth every penny
An amazing classic
by Reed -
The girl who leapt through time created the standard of which anime movies are made today. It resorceful ability to show the feelings of a character and progress the plot of the story at the same time. It's also Mamoru Hosoda's only film to not have a major theme in Nature or have heavy usage of Animals, relying on human character to progress without a non-human foil. That in and of itself give an amazing understanding of how the director views humans and how it evolves as his later movie atempt to do the same.
In the end though, the movie was something fun and worthwhile to watch, especially with friends. It is something that any anime enthusiast must see.
The Answer Is Yes
by Brandon -
Mamoru Hosoda is an amazing director and storyteller, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is a fantastic example of his talents. A collector's edition such as this only makes it more necessary to own this movie, and there's almost no reason to get the regular edition over this one. Yes, you should get this, I promise you won't regret it.
by Kevin -
Very good price for what is included! I have seen it before, so I can't say that anything surprised me there, but it was so good that I just had to go out and buy it.
A Great Set that's Worth the Money
by KenReels -
By far one of the best collector sets that I've ever bought. A very great Bluray disc with some great commentary. Plus the added booklet has a very interesting interview with added concept art. If you like this film this is the only way to own this.
Great Condition worth the buy
Great Movie, Support the creator.
by Bryan -
Family movie for all to watch. The art work is excellent and outstanding for the time of days or was created. The story itself is of no mystery. The creator mage the movie easy to understand. Great movie to recommend getting.
Collectors Edition is a let down
by ALEXANDER -
So I'm a huge fan of Mamoru Hosoda's work and my first experience with his movies was the Digimon movie. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is an amazing movie and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone that is looking to expand their Anime library. However, this collectors edition is really bare. Nothing about it Justifies paying slightly more than the standard edition except for the art book, but still. For whatever reason Funimation does terrible with their limited editions and this collector's edition is no exception. Just buy the standard edition.
by Rob -
Mamoru Hosada is a well regarded director and he lives up to his name in this film. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is an excellent place to start with Hosada's works. The story is captivating and the animation is fantastic. The characters are likeable and easy to attach to. The Blu-Ray comes with a very nice slip cover, booklet, and a variety of extras on the disc itself. If you're a fan of Hosada or just anime in general, the Hosada Collector's editions will make an excellent addition to your collection.
Well Worth The Wait
by Mikayla -
My friend group had been wanting to watch this movie for years, so when it was re-released I swooped in on it. This movie did not disappoint. It was lovely to watch, the animation was a throwback but also looked really good on screen. The story was intriguing but not incredibly convoluted like some shows/movies with time as a theme can get, and it wraps up pretty much everything up. Also, I personally adored the characters. They felt fleshed out, even side characters, and all seemed to fit into the plot nicely.
Overall, I'd totally recommend this movie, it's pretty, well written, and made me simultaneously happy and sad which is a great thing. Also, you can't go wrong with time shenanigans.
by LainEverliving -
This outstanding film, and the first to win director Mamoru Hosoda major attention in the US, is a mid-2000s classic that ages well. An emotional, top-notch script from Satoko Okudera, appealing character designs from Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion), and excellent animation from Studio Madhouse make this one of the best films (anime or otherwise) of 2006. From the first moment on, protagonist Makoto hooks you in with her appealing, relatable desire to just get things right and enjoy her final summer of high school; by the time the film is over, she feels like a cherished friend you've known for years. The film is equally suited to anime newcomers and long-time fans alike, and this lovely collector's edition is well worth the slight additional cost. Mamoru Hosoda is one of the top directors in anime today, and this film is the perfect starting point to explore his remarkable career.
A refreshing take on a tired trope
by A.J. -
I was very glad to see that this movie is NOT just anime Groundhog Day. The time travel mechanic used feels very unique, if not completely original. However, much like another (overly) popular time travel movie, it is just another teen movie. It doesn't have any substance, unlike the movies Hosoda writes himself (this was not his story or screenplay).
As far as the collector's set goes, it's as they say, all the covers are the same. It's quite bland. The interview/art book is pretty sick, though.
A good product
by Austin -
I've been waiting to see this movie for awhile, the packaging was good and the item came in great condition, the booklet is pretty neat to look through and the case is set up nice, the movie is excellent as well