Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo

Alt titles: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

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The Place Promised In Our Early Days

The Place Promised In Our Early Days

At the end of World War II, Japan was split and a great tower was erected that reached the skies. For three friends, Hiroki, Takuya, and Sayuri, memories of their summer spent together would stay with them forever. During that precious time, the three promised to one day travel to the tower in the skies on the wings of a white plane -- to finally see its brilliance and the surrounding land of Ezo -- but when Sayuri suddenly disappeared from their lives, the promise that once was made was broken. Though time continues to pass, will the three ever meet again some day?

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hurin hurin says...

Both Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and The Place Promised In Our Early Days have a similar feel to them. Both are coming of age stories about people caught up in unusual circumstances.

kawaiipie kawaiipie says...

Both Toki wo and Beyond the Clouds are well-animated and have a good sense of timing. Although, Beyond the Clouds did seem to drag on for quite awhile. The storylines are quite different but they do have a love theme as a focal point. They're worth checking out because of the quality.

Escaflowne Escaflowne says...

If you loved Toki wo kakeru shoujo because of its touching plot and its sci-fi component,then i do believe you'll also love ,as i did,The place promised in our early days.The plot is well structured in both,and their melancholic feeling is similar.

fizrox fizrox says...

Apart from supernatural forces, these two movies focus on difficulties that everyone have with understanding and accepting feeling that are inside.

Bessie Bessie says...

Two very melancholic Sci Fi movies, with beautiful landscapes and sound. Romance.. Drama.. What else?..

Darkpenguin13 Darkpenguin13 says...

The dreamy atmosphere and trials of love have a very similar feel.  The backgrounds and lighting make you feel at ease in either of these movies. It really makes you nostalgic.

Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya

Yesterday, Kyon was helping prepare for an SOS Brigade Christmas party. But today, he wakes up to a whole other world. Haruhi and the SOS Brigade are gone, Koizumi's class is missing, Asahina doesn't recognize him, Nagato is still a Literary Club member and even Ryoko Asakura has returned. As the only person who notices that everything has changed, Kyon is left to discover what happened to his friends and figure out if his life truly is better without aliens, time travelers and ESPers.

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4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

Both deal with time travel and relationships. The main characters realize what is really important in life after their world gets shaken. Both are excellent movies with drama and good plotlines.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both are about about Japanese high schoolers, time travels and the effects such ventures can have on them, their relationships with each other and what repercussions their choices will have for the future. Other than that they also have a similar feel and absolutely stunning animation.

awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

The protagonist of each are involved in time travel to change some event that they took part in. Each of these films discuss love, but in The Girl Who Lept Through Time it talks of a romantic love, while the Haruhi movie discusses the love of ones friends.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Where to begin well for starters both center around high schoolers, time traveling, relationships, and the effects they may have on the future.  Though Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo tends to focus more on the romantic side of things both still feature some amazing animation.  So if you enjoyed one then you may want to check out the other.

tootalls tootalls says...

Other than a well execution of a time travel theme, these movies are both distinctive and well worth a watch. Your robbing yourself if you dont watch. For the vanishment, consider first watching the anime series to get the most out of the movie, and keep in mind the movie is far better than the anime,

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these movies are centered around time travel and strong character development, though Vanishment of Haruhi Suzumiya benefits from having a previously established cast that leaves almost three hours for greater expansion. Regardless, both are engaging titles that'll have you laughing, tearing up and leaving you glad that you watched it.

Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?

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caitlin caitlin says...

Although quite different in many ways, both deal heavily with the concepts of love and time, as well as seperation, pain and loss. Both are brilliant pieces of work, and easily enjoyed and loved. If you liked one you are likely to enjoy the other.

LovelyOne LovelyOne says...

The romance in both of these anime are very similar, they are both quiet and slow moving, and  will capture your attention from the start. Both girls realize their love for someone in storylines with futuristic twists. The animation and realism in both are great, and the movements of the characters are very fluid.  Try these anime, you won't forget them.

Bessie Bessie says...

They are Sci Fi, they are romantic dramas, they are just very beautiful and interesting. For those, who believe in true love.

eaper eaper says...

These series each rely heavily on time while dealing with a relationship. Furthermore, each brings in a scifi element.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Though I could spend a good deal of time pointing out the differences about either series let's instead focus on how they are similar.  Both kind of deal with the concept of time while at the sametime dealing with a relationship.  Granted in Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the girl can leap about time and in Voices of a Distant Star the girl is only really far away so it takes time.  But nevertheless both are romantic sci-fi series that are rather hard not to enjoy.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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CrazyAce01 CrazyAce01 says...

While Spirited Away is fantasy and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time has a Sci-Fi aspect, they are both similar in how they use the unrealistic to set up the plot.  The protagonists accidentally stumble upon something amazing and thus beings the story.

Chihiro and Makoto are both very similar female leads: initially they are immature and selfish.  Through the course of the movie they are confronted with difficult situations that force them to face their flaws, making each anime a journey of self-discovery.

The male leads in both movies are both more than they seem to be at first.  The other supporting characters are varied and dynamic, lending a lot of support to the overall story.  As each movie settles into the gut of its tale, they both take on a heartwarming slice of life feel.

As well as both being widely accepted as excellent movies in general, they are also completely family friendly.  If you loved one I guarantee you will like the other.

Morwen Morwen says...

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Spirited Away are, at their cores, both coming of age stories. The heroine from "Toki wo..." is a very "Miyazaki-style" heroine, cute but strong and independant. Both of the main characters learn to grow up and accept the consequences of their actions throughout the films, and the relationships between the girls and their male friends are somewhat similar. Also, both have simply gorgeous animation. They're definitely must-see movies if you enjoy fantastic anime coming-of-age stories.

SadisticTendencies SadisticTendencies says...

Both 'Spirited Away' and 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' have female protanogists, that are growing, and learning how to take responsibility. Also, both Makoto and Chihiro always seemed kind of like tomboys to me, although I can't put my finger on why...

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Both movies start out normal, but are quickly mixed with some supernatural elements. In both of them, the main characters will learn some valuable lessons of life through mistakes in their own actions.

If you liked one, check out the other.

Millennium Actress

Millennium Actress

What starts as a simple interview of a legendary actress becomes a journey through the history of Japan. But this is no ordinary lesson; from the perspective of this actress, we learn of the beauty and sadness of love, the pain and regret and joy of the Japanese people and their film, through this film: Millennium Actress.

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

Both Millennium Actress and Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo are excellent movies with great direction. Both movies are about a chase to fulfill a dream and there's a sprinkle of romance involved. It's just a hunch that you'll enjoy one if you like the other. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo deals with time travel, and therefore the storyline is exciting to follow. Millennium Actress had the most touching ending that left me to tears.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Okay so I'm just going to come straight out and say it there are several things that is different between The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Millennium Actress.  While The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is more of sci-fi thing about time travel and Millennium Actress is more about looking back on a certain actresses life.  What they both do have in common is that they both are kind of about doing things in pursuit of one's dreams whatever they may be.  Though The Girl Who Leapt Through Time focuses more on the romance side of things Millennium Actress does have some elements of romance.