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Live-Action Girl Who Leapt Through Time's U.S. DVD Slated

posted on 2011-10-26 23:47 EDT

Time Traveler: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Masaaki Taniguchi's 2010 live-action film re-imagining of the same Yasutaka Tsutsui novel that inspired Mamoru Hosoda's anime film, will ship on DVD in the United States on January 24. Under the Asian Crush brand, the licensor Asian Media Rights and distributor Media Blasters will release this newest adaptation of the 1967 Japanese novel.

Riisa Naka, the actress who made her film debut as the lead voice in Hosoda's anime version, starred as a different character in the new live-action film. She played 18-year-old Akari Yoshiyama, the only daughter of the novel's heroine Kazuko. After a car accident puts Kazuko in a coma, Akari leaps back to the year 1974 to find Kazuko's first love.

Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

[Via City on Fire]


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