FUNimation Entertainment has announced that they have acquired the rights to distribute Mamoru Hosoda’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. The award-winning film will be available on home video in North America this summer. The release will be in time for the 10th anniversary of the film. Mamoru Hosoda has also directed Summer Wars, Wolf Children and the recent film The Boy and The Beast. FUNimation provided a synopsis of the film:
After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time. After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.
Bandai Entertainment previously release the film on DVD in North America in 2008, which was followed by a Blu-ray release in 2011. FUNimation’s home video release will be available for pre-order soon. More information about it will be announced in the near future.