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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, the award-winning family adventure film about an ordinary girl who gains the ability to leap back in time, will open in Boston, Massachusetts this Friday and in Seattle, Washington next Friday. Boston's Brattle Theater will screen the film from this Friday to Monday, August 25. Seattle's Landmark Theatres Varsity will screen the film from Friday, August 29 to Thursday, September 4.
The film features Mamoru Hosoda (Digimon, Superflat Monogram), the director who was initially slated to direct Studio Ghibli's Howl's Moving Castle film. Evangelion's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto designed the characters that the veteran studio Madhouse (Ghost in the Shell, Paprika) animated. The film earned the Best Animated Film award at the 39th Sitges International Film Festival, the Animation Grand Award at the 61st Mainichi Film Awards, the Animation of the Year honor at the 30th Japan Academy Prize ceremony, the Animation of the Year honor at the 6th Tokyo International Anime Fair, the Best Animated Film award at the International Film Festival of Catalonia, and the Special Distinction for Feature Film honor at France's 31st Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The film's North American distributor, Bandai Entertainment, announced at Anime Expo last month that it licensed the rights to Ranmaru Kotone's manga adaptation of the movie. DC Comics' CMX Manga division licensed Gaku Tsugano's separate manga version of the original novel that inspired the movie.
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Update: The trailer is available here.
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