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Toki o kakeru shōjo – Comparison of novel and parody

Sonntag, 20. Oktober, 2013

Characters

YOSHIYAMA Kazuko Kanojo (she)
FUKAMACHI Kazuo Kazuo
ASAKURA Gorō Gorō
FUKUSHIMA-sensei FUKUSHIMA-sensei
Tramp
KOMATSU-sensei Teachers
KAMIYA Mariko Mariko
Ken Sogoru Tomoyo
Kazuko’s mother and younger sisters
Kazuo’s parents
Onlookers and neighbors
Classmates Violent students
Shin-chan
Police

Objects

Medicine
Geta
Pajamas and nemaki
Kazuko’s note
Windows
Camera

Places and sceneries

After school After school
The outside world
The lab room The lab room
The toilet
Kazuko’s house
Kazuko’s room
Kazuo’s house
Gorō’s house
Public bathhouse
Crowded street at night
Empty streets at night
Traffic accident
Ken Sogoru’s future

Major plot points

The strange power The strange power
Experiencing the same events again
Guilt and Blame Parody and dignity
The paradox Leading and supporting roles
String of calamities Violence
The nightmare The rape
Memories Escape into fiction
Comparison of present and future Comparison of fiction and reality
Time traveling mechanics A future that is predicted by the past

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o kakeru shōjo) Part 5: The Parody

Samstag, 19. Oktober, 2013
Impaled Professor: Collection of short stories containing Scenario: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Impaled Professor: Collection of short stories containing Scenario: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

In June 1983, one month before the first screening of the movie adaptation TSUTSUI also returned to his story and published a parody of it called Scenario: Toki o kakeru shōjo in SF Adventure, a popular SF magazine of the time running stories of that genre. It was later collected in Kushizashi kyōju (Impaled Professor, 1985) and is only about 10 pages long.1 Pages 155-164. TSUTSUI assumes his readers already know the original story and only uses some key scenes to retell it. Instead he introduces new story elements taken from the contexts of contemporary society like school violence and let’s his characters comment on the upcoming movie version.

Scenario: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: The original script for the movie.

Scenario: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: The original script for the movie.

In the same month, KENMOCHI’s script for the movie was also published using the same title: Scenario: Toki o kakeru shōjo. The word scenario in the first instance refers to the screen play and TSUTSUI’s parody approaches the style in which such screen plays are usually written, describing what the camera shows and giving the lines of the characters. Yet it only loosely follows this format and there are some major differences. In the second instance scenario refers to a potential outcome, like the future envisioned in the original story with a highly advanced educational system. Which doesn’t seem so likely with a present that sees violent outbreaks of students against adult authorities and teachers in particular.

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  1. Pages 155-164. []

Toki o kakeru shōjo – Comparison of novel and movie

Donnerstag, 26. September, 2013

Chronology

Mid of march
Saturday the 15th Saturday the 16th
2 to 3 days later Sunday the 17th
Tuesday the 18th Monday the 18th
Wednesday the 19th Tuesday the 19th
1st time leap occurs.
Tuesday the 18th Monday the 18th
Wednesday the 19th Tuesday the 19th
2nd time leap occurs
10 years ago
At night Present
3rd time leap occurs 2nd time leap ends
Saturday the 15th Saturday the 16th
Tuesday the 18th
Wednesday the 19th
10 years later, Saturday the 16th

Characters

YOSHIYAMA Kazuko YOSHIYAMA Kazuko
FUKAMACHI Kazuo FUKAMACHI Kazuo
ASAKURA Gorō HORIKAWA Gorō
FUKUSHIMA-sensei FUKUSHIMA Toshio
KOMATSU-sensei
TACHIBANA Naoko
KAMIYA Mariko KAMIYA Mariko
Ken Sogoru The visitor from the future
Kazuko’s mother and younger sisters YOSHIYAMA Noriko
YOSHIYAMA Ryōko
YOSHIYAMA Tetsuo
Kazuo’s parents FUKAMACHI Seiji and Tatsu
HORIKAWA Sadako
Onlookers and neighbors Onlookers and neighbors
Classmates Classmates
Man on bicycle A
Shin-chan Man on bicycle B
Police Police and firemen

Objects

Missing ski equipment
Bowl with burned powder
Medicine Medicine
Mother’s perfume Mother’s perfume
Gorō’s handkerchief
Clocks
Geta Geta
Necktie
Bicycle
Lover dolls
Picture of Kazuko with her bow and in hakama
Traditional doll
Cup of tea
Mirrors
Pot-pourrii
Pajamas and nemaki Pajamas and nemaki
Melon
Kazuko’s note Kazuko’s note
Picture of Kazuo’s deceased parents

Places and sceneries

After school
The lab room The lab room
Kazuko’s house
Kazuko’s room Kazuko’s room
Kazuo’s house Kazuo’s house
Gorō’s house Gorō’s house
Public bathhouse
Crowded street at night
Empty streets at night
Traffic accident
Mountains
The past
Ken Sogoru’s future The future

Major plot points

The strange power The strange power
Experiencing the same events again Experiencing the same events again
Guilt and Blame Guilt and Blame
The paradox The paradox
String of calamities The two accidents
Bumping into people
The Japanese view of the universe
The nightmare The nightmare
Memories Memories
Comparison of present and future Comparison of present and past
Time traveling mechanics The Wizard of Oz
The song
Maturity
Eternity

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o kakeru shōjo) Part 2: The First Movie

Mittwoch, 25. September, 2013
HARADA Tomoyo

HARADA Tomoyo

My first encounter with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was actually the 1983 movie. It was the launch title of Nintendo’s Shiatā no ma (Theater room) video on demand service for the Wii and I watched it in December of 2009. It was written for the screen by KENMOCHI Wataru and directed by ŌBAYASHI Nobuhiko, starring HARADA Tomoyo as Kazuko. Apparently there’s also an English subtitled version called The Little Girl Who Conquered Time so you may want to seek that one out if you want to watch the movie yourself. Alternatively you could search Youtube for videos related to the movie. (mehr …)