Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

Alt titles: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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5 Centimeters per Second

5 Centimeters per Second

Although today Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari live far apart due to a family move shortly after elementary school, they were once two shy young students brought together by their shared differences from their peers. It is because of this that the two built a bond of closeness between them that still survives through their continued correspondence, even over such a distance. Secretly they both fear the loss of this bond over time, and for this reason they arrange a meeting between just the two of them. The journeys both of them take in their minds and in their lives create an atmosphere of intense emotional upheaval, but also a sense of peace. It is a twist of fate and a series of decisions that put the two in place to carry what they choose of their pasts into the future they will create for themselves.

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mis4tune mis4tune says...

In addition to the ambience, a lot of style is shared between both of the "short" stories of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and 5 Centimeters per Second. The real reason for this recommendation is the similar feeling of silence & sadness that only few anime share.

mimiguille mimiguille says...

The plot of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and 5 CM are somewhat alike; the main component of each plot is  the concept of time. These two anime will make you reflect on how time is very important.

kawaiipie kawaiipie says...

As far as endings go both of these anime leave you feeling the same way. The imagery of 5cm is superb and the characters of Toki wo Kakeru are really well done. Both of these movies (even though 5cm is in 3 parts) are of a high standard and have a love theme. Toki wo Kakeru is also quite funny so it's worth checking out one if you liked the other.

Iahel Iahel says...

A great love story is what brings Toki wo and 5 cm together. Each involves love between people who are not yet adult but are not children, platonic love, and pure feelings between pure souls. You'll enjoy the romantic atmosphere that permeates through both titles.

quincunx quincunx says...

These productions bring a level of character immersion that I've only seen in a few animated movies. In under two hours they manage grab hold of your senses and really allow you to empathize with the protagonists.

Byousoku 5 Centimeters will give you the more down-to-earth realism of a love found and lost, including the pain that goes with it. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, while taking a similar approach, also adds in some time-distorting comedy that'll have you chuckling along the way.

They both do a wonderful job creating a 'personal' watching experience that any fan should look for in a quality animation.

Temsik Temsik says...

Both 5 CM and Toki wo have spectacular background animations, and both talk about first love from a teenager's perspective. You'll get a fuzzy feeling from watching both anime, so be prepared to handle it!

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

When I first looked at "Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo", I had no idea that it would be so similar to 5CPS in terms of romance. The protagonists want nothing more than for their love to survive the wrath of time, and to be with the one they love, despite their circumstances.

Khaos Khaos says...

Both animes are built up very well in their backgrounds and plots. The young protagonists' emotional lifes develops before our eyes, and in the end they have to accept the fate which parts them from their beloved ones.

Ailly Ailly says...

Both anime have an interesting love story that will melt your heart. Though the style is somewhat different, the backgrounds and characters have the same feel about them. They're realistic and the situations they're in are so recognisable. Who hasn't had the feeling that time was moving forward too quickly? And both have an ending that won't let you untouched. You definitely have to see these two anime!

Bessie Bessie says...

'5 cm per second' and 'Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo' are two absolutely awesome movies. Love is the main theme in both, though they show two different kinds of love. I think, everyone would find something for her-/himself If she/he watch them both.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these movies do a great job developing characters in a short amount of time, deal with many similar themes, and have good artwork and backdrops(although 5 cm/second had slightly better detail) along with a very good soundtrack.

Sammac Sammac says...

Both are very well presented and have a gorgeous look to them. They are also beautiful, feel-good movies however I find 5 CM to be more abstract and Toki is more "entertaining" in a traditonal movie sense. Nevertheless, both sweet films.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

Both the girl who leapt througth time and 5 centimeters per second are about romance and the problems/emotions it brings with it. 

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are movies focused on romance, with a lot of melancholy and sadness as the story progresses. Furthermore, both have a theme of time, and the way it can separate people and pull apart relationships (or even worse, in the case of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo)

Summer Wars

Summer Wars

In the future, all facets of society are tied into OZ, a virtual world inhabited by millions of users. Kenji, one of OZ’s moderators, was set to begin another typical summer when the lovely Natsuki asked him to accompany her to her hometown as a job. However, little did Kenji know that the 'job' entailed pretending to be Natsuki’s fiancé in front of her eccentric family! Now on display and feeling like a fish out of water, Kenji tries his best to fit in with Natsuki and her relatives, until one day he receives a mysterious math problem through a text message. As an avid math fanatic Kenji can’t help but try to solve it, unaware that his actions may jeopardize not only OZ, but also the entire world...

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Omurqi Omurqi says...

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Summer Wars have, besides similar animation, quite a bit in common. They both make use of entertaining plot devices with almost limitless possibilities (time traveling and the World of Oz), create an engaging story with said element, and top it off with a hint of romance. Both movies are made to appeal to a large audience, and thus have no crazy or extreme edges to them, and are about equally entertaining. If you liked one of them, give the other a try as well!

Bessie Bessie says...

Slice of Life; Sci Fi; Romance. Three things that common these two movies. More than that, they have very similar animation and the whole style. You really don't know the end of the story until the end. They are unique. Two of a kind. I am completely sure that the fans of one movie would like another.

eaper eaper says...

Beyond the animation styles, each of these movies are centered around a fantastic world (one with an unimaginably huge MMO used for every facet of life, the other with time travel), a bit of budding romance, and using sheer will power to overcome great obstacles. Finally, both of these series will likely appeal to most people, giving few people a reason not to like them.

StardustAngel StardustAngel says...

Both movies are "must watch" masterpieces! Both share similar animation and style, as well as "wide" and entertaining stories full of creativeness! Some other elements like comedy and romance also exist in both movies to add some spice! In general, the 2 movies have a lot in common and deserve such high ratings, so don't miss them!!!

valondar valondar says...

These two anime films by Mamoru Hosoda combine science fiction - time travel or surreal internet realities - with low-key, observational human drama. There's a wry bit of humour and some affecting dramatic moments to be found in either film, and that they'll appeal to largely the same fanbase is to me almost a certainty. I felt, however, that Girl Who Leapt Through Time had the stronger story and characterisation, but a fan of one should definitely consider watching the other.

Sahar Sahar says...

Both from the same director, so art style is similar as are the character designs, comedy etc etc. Though I prefer The girl who leapt through times' plot, the bonds of the characters in Summer wars were more touching.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Beyond the fact that both have amazing animation, feature a rather nice sci-fi element, a teaspoon of romance, an incredible story and some of the best voice acting that I've ever heard.  Both series include enough comedy in either title to make it appealing to a larger audience so it doesn't become boring, but at the sametime sticking to the core plot that it remains engaging and doesn't seem completely pointless.  If you liked one then I can almost say with certainty that you will like the other.

stinky stinky says...

Both Summer Wars and The Girl Who Lept Through Time have alot of humor and adventure, splashed with a little romance. They both have great female characters!

Lizard Lizard says...

Summer Wars and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo both focus on the repercussions of depending heavily on technology to majorly affect how we live our lives. In addition, both maintain modern day aesthetics, even with the addition of advanced, even futuristic technology.

Fargo Fargo says...

These movies are lots of fun with endearing casts and engaging plots that greatly upset the status quo, leaving the leads to rectify things. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time has a smaller cast and is centered on more of a personal conflict as opposed to the global one present in Summer Wars. Regardless, it is highly likely the audience of one movie would also greatly enjoy the other.

YomiRead YomiRead says...

Both are so worth the watch. I watched each one of them with a smaller sibling.. and even they liked them! Summer wars is a bit of a faster paced movie compared to The Girl who leaped through time, but, both are heart grabbing and manage to hold your breath. 

Angela239 Angela239 says...

Summer Wars and The Girl Who Lept Through Time are both wonderful masterpeices. Both have rather unique adventures and both of them almost seem to be set in a slightly similar world to each other (seems to be set in a world like ours except with a hint of futuristic touch in it.) They both are also highly heart-touching animes you won't regret watching. 

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart is a touching Ghibli slice-of-life story, about a young girl named Shizuku. While riding the train, she notices a fat cat riding alongside her. Following the cat, she finds a shop where she is told an enchanting story of a gold statue named "The Baron". WotH follows Shizuku in her struggles to grow, and her budding love with the shopkeeper's son.

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vivafruit vivafruit says...

Many people say that Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo has a "ghibli feel," and Whisper of the Heart is probably the film they most  often have in mind. The combination of sheer fantasy, schoolgirl life, and romance works wonders in both coming-of-age films.

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

Both of these movies include a fantasic plot with romance playing a strong yet unexpected part in both of the main character's lives. Any romantic will fall in love with both of these amazing and beatifully animated movies!

Hekiru Hekiru says...

I thoroughly enjoyed both movies very much! They both touched on subjects about the future of one's life and the up's and down's of falling in love. I definitely recommend both films if you'd like to have a big slice-of-life.

EdtheRadical EdtheRadical says...

Both films, are shoujo coming of age tale. The story telling is what makes both films so brilliant. They take a relatively simple story and make it so interesting and captivating, that it almost feels magical. Another common element, is a complex female main character. Through this character both films explore the dillmma faced by young adults as they look towards the future.

cygaretka cygaretka says...

Both have a very unique charm, that will warm your heart a long after end watching. Both are about mentaly young people which are searching for their own way, and both are showing a piece of beautiful, pure love.

sleepercat236 sleepercat236 says...

Three minutes into Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, I had already realized that this movie would become one of my favorites. I cannot say exactly why I came to this conclusion so early into the movie, but I assure you it is a good thing. I think it may have had something to do with the general ambiance - the animation (in both the aesthetic appearance and the fluidity and realism of the character movement), music, opening credit sequence, the general pace of the story. Another good thing: it immediately reminded me of Whisper of the Heart. The two movies have a similar feel to them. Their animation, in both look and movement, and the pace of the story. They are both shoujo slice-of-life stories that center around a female protagonist's coming of age, involve romance, have an interesting storyline, and take place in modern Japan. They are both MUST SEE movies!

frozenpandaman frozenpandaman says...

Although their plots are not all that smiliar, both movies involve a relationship that, at the time, cannot work due to unforseen events. The Girl Who Lept Through Time feels exactly like a Ghibli movie-- both are wonderful and creative (and maybe tear-jerking!) films!

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

While reading the synopsis of either show they may not even sound remotely similar.  "Whisper of the Heart" is about a young girl and her growing relationship with a certian shopkeeper's grandson and "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" is about a young girl who gains the ability to jump through time.  See they don't sound really all that similar expect for the fact that they both center around young girls.  But once you actually start watching either one you can begin to see how similar they both are.  They both center around young girls coming-of-age along with the path one person's life may take in the future as well as the good things & bad things with falling in love.  If you liked one then it is with a strong recommendation that you see the other.

SadisticTendencies SadisticTendencies says...

Whisper of the heart is made my Studio Ghibli, and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo carries the same charming appeal that most movies from the studio do. The two movies also construct their narratives based on the romantic aspects of an adolescent girl, as well as a few fantasy-esque sequences. If you liked one, I can guarantee that you'll like the other. If I'm wrong, you shall receive permanent ownership of my soul.

Ebhen Ebhen says...

Both films have the similar feeling to them. Lighthearted drama and a romantic touch that really gets to you. Very likeble characters and they have the same pacing.

Nievesrockzmysockoff Nievesrockzmysockoff says...

If you like one you will like the other, they both have the power to open up a butt load of feels. Very entertaining. filled with love and the endings are really good. It will make you want to see it a million and one times all over again. Trust me its worth watching both!

Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible, yet generally useless, futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences...

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Menchi Menchi says...

Albeit TokiKake is a bit more of the shoujo-genre, it shares one major theme with Steins;Gate - time travelling. I think that's enough for an excuse for time travel enthusiasts to check these both out. Oh, and as a side note, TokiKake is even discussed about in Steins;Gate :D

IndependentSK IndependentSK says...

Both are great sci-fi time treavel stories with a bit of comedy and romance. And Toki wo Kakeru shojo is even referenced in Steins;Gate

neocow neocow says...

Both start off as slice-of life and take a turn. With heavy romantic/friendship theme.  While both are funny,  Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Lept Through Time) is funny in a slice-of life way; and Steins;Gate is funny in an out there way.  Llama Man anyone? 

If you like one, you should at LEAST try the other. 

RAQ154 RAQ154 says...

Both animes have similar plot in which main characters have ability to time leap and they are time leaping to rectify they past mistakes

tootalls tootalls says...

Both deal with time travel in attempts to change fate. 

They both have serious moments along with light hearted moments.

It is not possible to only like one.

OtakuSenseiHig OtakuSenseiHig says...

they both show the main characters going back in time to undo their past mistakes to let the ones they love come back safetly

lilien lilien says...

Both animes deal with time travel and both main characters are trying to change the past. Both shows have serious moments mixed with a little bit of comedy and romance. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo can be more shoujo oriented, while Steins;Gate ir more thriller, but if you liked one you definitely should try the other.

sothis sothis says...

Steins;Gate and Girl who Leapt Through Time deliver the same message: changing the past, even in small doses, can have consequences you might not expect. Both are varying degrees of lighthearted (at least at first) and don't have a similar plot besides the time travel aspect, but the 'moral of the story' makes these a good pairing.

Starletka Starletka says...

The obvious connection between these two is their genre - sci-fi/time travel, but they have more in common. They both start off as a nice, light hearted slice of life anime, but soon turn mysterious and gather thrilling suspense, as every tiny change the main characters make in the past influences their present, and their lives become more and more complicated.

Steins;Gate has a darker athmosphere and more suspense, while Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo is more romantic and comedic.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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hurin hurin says...

The two shows feature supernatural events in a high school setting. While this is quite common in anime, what sets these apart is that they're not action anime, and require you to think about what's happening.

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

Both start out as seemingly normal stories of girls in high school who seem to have nothing better to do than fool around with their friends and do as they please. However, later on, mystical and amazing things happen to Makoto and Haruhi, and prove that life is not always as simple as it seems (even if one of them might not realize it).

mirai mirai says...

Both Toki wo kakeru shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and Haruhi Suzumiya no Yuutsu (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) feature female protagonists who have a supernatural ability to alter time/space around them. Although the setting for both stories are not entirely similar, I found a strong likeness between both 'slice of life' anime when it came to genre, and overall pace of the story, not to mention the actual direction. When I watched them, I didn't think they would be at all similar, but now that I have, I think you will enjoy one if you enjoyed the other.

Oehr Oehr says...

At first view, both anime seem pretty normal with a slice-of-life feel. Though as you might have noticed, it's not normal, not at all. Both feature a female protagonist with the ability to change their surroundings - even though its unconsciously. I'm sure you would enjoy both shows!

fizrox fizrox says...

High school + supernatural mystery + interesting characters = what you have been looking for after seeing this anime and in the same time what you will find in suggested series :)

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series are based around high schoolers that know at least something about time traveling and each of these anime have a main character slowly recognizing their feelings for another main character.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these animes have female leads that are aided by supernatural forces to let nature takes its course the way they want to. The biggest difference is that The Girl Who Leapt Through Time's lead is aware of this and tries to rectify what's been done whereas The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya has its other main lead handle all the problems caused by this situation. You'll also find plenty of light-hearted comedy, heart-warming and saddening moments and endearing casts in both titles.