The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to Play Boston and Seattle in August

August 21, 2008 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment Inc and Kadokawa Pictures USA wanted to remind anime fans in Boston and Seattle that The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (also known as TokiKake) will play at the Brattle Theater in Boston starting tomorrow and the Varsity Theater in Seattle.

The Brattle Theater will play the film Friday 8.22 through Monday 8.25. Please call 617-876- 6837 or go to for more information.

The Landmark Theares Varsity in Seattle will play the film Friday 8.29 through Thursday September 4th. Please call (206) 781-5755 or go to

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was directed by Mamoru Hosoda with original character designs by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion) and features animation from Studio Madhouse. A continuation of the novel The Little Girl Who Conquered Time by Tsutsui Yasutaka, the film centers on a high school girl, Makoto, who gains the power to go backward in time after a near- death accident at a train crossing. Since its release, the film has received great critical accolades and international awards including the “Best Animated Film” at the thirty-ninth Sitges International Film Festival, “Animation Grand Award” at the sixty-first Mainichi Film Awards, “Animation of the Year” at the thirtieth Japan Academy Prize, and received “Animation of the Year” at the Tokyo International Anime Fair.

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About Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Code Geass Lelouch of Rebellion, Gurren Lagaan, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Gundam Seed Destiny, My Hime, and many more.

About Kadokawa Pictures USA
Kadokawa Pictures USA (KPUSA) the Los Angeles-based arm of the Japanese Kadokawa Group Holdings, Inc. (KGH, Inc) expands its brand of content in the growing international world of multimedia. KPUSA, remakes films and distributes its film libraries of live-action and anime from over 1700 film titles. KGH, Inc. includes Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, one of the largest publishers in Japan with over 60 year history, and Kadokawa Pictures, Japan's major production and distribution division.

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