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aka. Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo 2010
In 2010, Kazuko Yoshiyama (Narumi Yasuda) works as a pharmaceutical researcher secretly developing a formula for time travel. When she is left comatose after a car accident, her daughter Akari learns of her mother’s first love, Kazuo Fukamachi (Kanji Ishimaru), from Kazuko’s friend Goro Asakura (Masanobu Katsumura). Believing that finding Kazuo will allow her mother to regain consciousness, Akari uses Kazuko’s formula to leap back in time to the 1970s in hopes of finding a younger Kazuo. Instead, she meets and befriends Ryota Mizorogi (Nakao Akiyoshi). Together, they attempt to search for Kazuo, but love begins to blossom between Akari and Ryota, despite the fact that Akari must eventually return to the future. –excerpt from wikipedia.
It’s worth noting that Akari is the daughter of the original TokiKake film’s lead, Yoshiyama Kazuko, and that the anime film Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (2006) is only loosely related to Time Traveller. Time Traveller does pay homage to its predecessors in a few scenes but there is really no need to go dig up old dvds or the internet for TokiKake 2002 and 2006 even IF the 2006 anime film is highly recommended. Read more of this post
The first review ever on “Rational Dorama Reviews” is a rerun so called from the sister blog MechaPot. Just thought that it’d feel happier here and not get bullied by the Gundam over there. I have added some content so it’s not copied wholesale.
Anyway, I watched this rather chick-flick-y movie a few days back and found it to be surprisingly good. Beware some light spoilers (that hopefully shouldn’t ruin the movie) might make it into this review.