With this year being the tenth anniversary of the original release of the The Girl Who Leapt Through Time anime adaptation, Kadokawa recently held a limited theatrical screening event for it to try and draw in some newer fans of the director’s work after The Boy and the Beast did so well. It was also recently revealed that a new Blu-ray box set is coming on November 25th, 2016 priced at 14,800 yen and the packaging design for it has now arrived.
Check out our review of the feature film.
The set is designed to include:
– Disc 1:
Audio commentary by Mamoru Hosuda (Director), Riisa Naka (Makoto), Takuya Ishida (Chiaki), and Mitsutaka Itakura (Kousuke) (same as DVD release in 2007)
Bonus footage collection: Premiere Event in Tokyo, Hanako Oku “Garnet” Music Video, Theatrical Trailer, Promo Clips
Art Gallery (same as JP BD in 2008)
– Disc 2:
“Visual Notes”: testimony from the staff (approximately 72 minutes) – Not on previous releases
Direction File: “A Talk with the Director” (approximately 35 minutes) – On Bandai’s releases
Behind the Scenes at Premiere Screening Event (approximately 10 minutes) – On Bandai’s releases
New feature: “Museum outside the cinema” 10th anniversary talk show
– Disc 3:
Commentary by Mamoru Hosuda (Director), Toshiniko Ito (Assistant Director), and Hiroyuki Aoyama (Animation Director) over storyboards
Plot concept: After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. Just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time.
After unlocking her new ability, Makoto 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 travelling 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.