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    TIME TRAVELLER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME on Region 1 DVD

    Source: Asian Crush, Media Blasters, Inc. Official Movie Site: tokikake.jp (Japan)

    The live-action feature film TIME TRAVELLER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (???????, Toki o Kakeru Shojo, 2010) is coming to DVD in North America on January 24th. It is the newest adaptation of the original 1967 novel The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Yasutaka Tsutsui, previously the basis for a classic 1983 live-action movie and an award winning 2006 animated film. TIME TRAVELLER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME is the first movie from director Masaaki Taniguchi (SNOW FLAKE). The film stars Riisa Naka (ZEBRAMAN 2: ATTACK ON ZEBRA CITY), who provided the voice of the lead character, Makoto Konono, in the anime adaptation. Riisa was named “Rookie of the Year” at the 2011 Japanese Academy Awards and “Best New Artist” at the 2010 Nikkan Sports Film Awards. In TIME TRAVELLER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME, Akari Yoshiyama (Riisa Naka) is the daughter of the time-traveling teen from the novel. In order to help her mother, Kazuko (Narumi Yasuda), she travels from the present to the 1970s, where this thoroughly modern high school student must contend with a world without instant communication and also meet her father, who she never knew! TIME TRAVELLER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME will be released by the home video label Asian Crush, a division of Asian Media Rights. Asian Crush titles are distributed by Media Blasters. TIME TRAVELLER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME Director: Masaaki Taniguchi Cast: Riisa Naka, Anna Ishibashi, Narumi Yasuda, Mayu Kitaki DVD Distributor: Asian Crush Release Date: January 24, 2012 UPC: 631595120189 Age Rating: NR Number of Discs: 1 Region: 1 Languages: Japanese Dolby Surround 2.0/5.1 Subtitles: English Running Time: 122 minutes Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 SRP: $19.98


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