The Girl Who Leapt Through Time tells the story of Kazuko Yoshiyama, a third-year middle school student who accidentally acquires the ability to time travel after an unfortunate accident in a school science lab. The novel is the basis for several television and film adaptations, including an acclaimed anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
As someone who enjoyed the animated movie I have to say the original novella is a bit of a let down. I was really hoping it was going to expand on what the movie had, but instead I found myself with less information. It did clarify a couple points from the movie… but altogether, not worth it.
The 2nd short story was probably more interesting, but after the disappointment of reading the main novella I just didn’t care. It was a bit creepy and mild psychoanalysis.
Methinks I am done with this author. The movie adaptations of his works are always better than the books they came from….