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Toki o kakeru shōjo – Comparison of novel and movie

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
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