Monday, 25 June 2012

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Manga - The Girl Who Leapt Trough Time

good manga for girls - for all ages

Manga "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" was created based on the book of the same name written by Yasutaka Tsutsui and released in 1972. Two movies were filmed later and an animation film was issued in 2006, almost simultaneously with the one-volume book of comics.

The main character of this famous story is Makoto Konno, a seventeen year old schoolgirl, who accidentally got the ability to move through time. Otherwise, she is no different from other high school students. She is not clear abot her future. More like a boy, Makoto loves to play baseball with her two best friends – Chiaki and Kousuke. These friends often make fun of Makoto, but they really care about her. The girl is a bit clumsy and always rushes somewhere, since she is late all the time.

One day, Makoto has an accident: she cannot slow down in front of a train. Only by some miracle of luck did she stay alive, and she performs a dizzying leap in time. With that, it all begins...

Nobody in this manga tries to save the world, at least, in the usual sense. But for Makoto her friends and her life are also a world that needs help and salvation. Throughout the story Makoto learns from her mistakes, and if at the beginning she takes the lessons rather lightly, by the end of the story a very grown-up girl is presented to readers.

The manga's characters are revealed perfectly, not least due to emotional facial expressions of characters. It should be noted that the graphics, though drawn in a typical way for modern Japanese comics, captures your attention by a very well drawn atmosphere of the school routine.

This manga is primarily about love. That does not mean in any way that there is nothing other than a school romance diluted by some time travels. "Girl Who Leapt Through Time" is a story about how important the time is and what value it has in human life.

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