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Bandai Entertainment and Kadokawa Pictures USA have announced that Mamoru Hosoda's award-winning The Girl Who Leapt Through Time film will play in Los Angeles and New York City from June 13 to June 19, and in Seattle, Washington from August 29 to September 4. For the June theatrical release, the film will play in the ImaginAsian film houses in both cities. The Los Angeles theater will have the English-subbed version, while New York will have the English-dubbed version. In Seattle, the English-subbed version will play in the Landmark Theatres' Varsity Theatre. Bandai Entertainment had previously announced that more venues in other cities and DVD plans will be revealed later.
The film updates the premise of Tsutsui Yasutaka's best-selling A Girl Who Runs Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Shōjo or TokiKake) novel by having a modern Japanese girl discover she can leap back in time. A subtitled trailer is available online. CMX Manga is releasing Gaku Tsugano's earlier two-volume manga adaptation of the original novel in September and November.
Image © The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Production Committee 2006