The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Makoto Konno finds herself running late for school on 7/13. Her entire day seems to be one bad incident after another:
-she fails a surprise test.
-singes her hair from cooking class accident.
-ends up being knocked over by two guys horsing around.After being on clean-up detail in class and assigned to return text manuals, she makes her way through a science lab. Noting a strange object on the floor, she is momentarily surprised when someone enters the room, causing her to fall on the object. As she does, a series of strange images fly past her, before she eventually falls to the ground. She attempts to find out who was in the room with her, but the person is long gone.After school, Makoto goes to see her Aunt at an art museum. However, the brakes on her bike give out, and she ends up hitting a guard-rail, flying into the path of an passing train.However, instead of dying, Makoto finds herself several yards away from the guard rail, and watches as the train goes by. Makoto eventually makes it to her Aunt's workplace, and explains the strange incident. Her Aunt calmly explains that Makoto experienced a 'Time Leap,' which allowed Makoto to leap back in time several seconds before the accident that would have killed her.Makoto finds it hard to believe, and spends the rest of the evening pondering this. Leaving the house, she attempts to leap off the edge of a shallow riverbed...and finds herself having gone back a full day (to the date 7/12). Makoto then stays with the timeline, and lives out day 7/13 again...only this time, making it a perfect day. She arrives early to school, aces her surprise test (finishing quicker than everyone else), and has a classmate named Takase take her place at one of the cooking class stations. This causes him to reap the misfortune that she had previously, and makes him a target by some other guys in class (unknown to Makoto at the time).Makoto also uses her powers for more personal reasons, such as turning one hour into ten during a karaoke session, and leaping back to have her favorite meal. At one point, her friend Chiaki attempts to ask her if they should be a couple, and Makoto time leaps to avoid the situation. This eventually leads to Chiaki instead taking an interest in another classmate named Yuri.Makoto relays this information to her Aunt, but her Aunt cautions her to be careful with her powers. Makoto soon finds that her actions definitely have an effect on others. Takase has been bullied ever since the cooking class misfortune, and at one point in anger, he tosses a fire extinguisher that injures one of Makoto's classmates. Makoto also notes a strange numbered tattoo on her arm.Eventually, Makoto is accosted by some girls. They know a girl named Kaho who has a crush on Makoto's friend, Kosuke. However, the fact that Makoto is seen with Kosuke so much, has them demanding to know if the two are a couple. Makoto says no, and seeing Kaho's plight, attempts to time leap to set the two of them up.After several attempts, Makoto leaps all the way back to 7/13, where she runs late, and this time fails the test (again). Makoto manages to get Kaho to meet with Kosuke, but the incident leaves Kaho with a sprained ankle.Realizing the date, Makoto goes back to the science room, hoping to figure who entered the room that day. However, her attention is diverted when she gets a message from Kosuke, who borrows Makoto's bike to take Kaho to his Dad's clinic. This fills Makoto with dread, because she recalls how the brakes on her bike gave out last time.Makoto rushes to the same train crossing, but doesn't find Kosuke or Kaho there. It is then she receives a phone call from Chiaki, where he questions if she knows about time leaping. Makoto then leaps herself backward to change the subject before it can be broached. As she finishes the cal, Kosuke and Kaho ride by, and Makoto chases after them in a mad panic, watching as Kosuke struggles to brake, before both he and Kaho hit the guard rail, flying into the path of the oncoming train.Makoto shuts her eyes, pleading for the accident to stop. Opening her eyes, she sees the world is frozen in time, and Chiaki is there to meet her, with her bike in hand. Chiaki then explains that he can time leap as well, and took Makoto's bike to save Kosuke and Kaho. Chiaki then explains that he is from the future, and that he originally came back in time to see a painting. However, it was being restored, and so he preoccupied himself with school, where he met Kosuke and Makoto. Chiaki mentions that the strange object that Makoto saw on the floor in the science lab was a charger. This gave Makoto the ability to time leap. Each charged person has a specific number of time leaps (the tattoo on Makoto's arm is a counter regarding how man leaps are left). Makoto has used all hers up, and upon saving Kaho and Kosuke, Chiaki has as well. Because of this, he has no way to return to the future, and because he has revealed these secrets, he tells Makoto he has to disappear. When time starts up again, Makoto finds Chiaki has vanished.The next day at school, Chiaki doesn't show up for class, and many speculate what has happened to him. Kosuke talks this over with Makoto, who is now upset that she seems to have made a mess of everyone's life, and that one of her friends who cared about her is gone forever.That night, Makoto looks at the tattoo on her arm, and is amazed to see that it reads '01.' Chiaki's time leap cancelled out her last leap the previous day! Makoto then uses her powers to leap back to 7/13. Makoto then meets up with various people, giving them the proper information:- Makoto tells Yuri how she really likes Chiaki.
- Makoto warns Kosuke not to use her bike, and tells him of Kaho's crush on him.
- Makoto meets with Chiaki, and confirms that he still has one leap left, as well as explaining what she knows.Of course, now that Chiaki knows his cover is blown, he has to return to the future. Makoto is heartbroken to see him go, but hopes that they will meet again someday.
Actors movie: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Makoto Konno (voice)
- Chiaki Mamiya (voice)
- Kousuke Tsuda (voice)
- Yuri Hayakawa (voice)
- Kaho Fujitani (voice)