"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" Stage Play Heads to Tokyo
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (known in Japan as Toki wo Kakeru Shōjo), a classic 1965 romantic science fiction novel about a high school girl who accidentally acquires the power to time-travel, is being adapted into a stage-play that will run for 10 performances at the Panasonic Globe Theatre in Tokyo in February of 2018.
The play stars 17 year old actress Moka Kamishiraishi (Brain Fluid Explosion Girl), and it is be written and directed by Makoto Ueda of the theater company Europe Kikaku. Although The Girl Who Leapt Through Time has been adapted into numerous live-action films, live-action TV dramas, and a 2006 anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, this stage production marks the first time the novel has been adapted into a stage play.
An English language version of the original The Girl Who Leapt Through Time novel is published by Alma Books, who describe the story as follows:
One of Tsutsui’s best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, The Girl Who Leapt through Time is the story of fifteen year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back and forth in time. In her quest to uncover the identity of the mysterious figure that she believes to be responsible for her paranormal abilities, she’ll have to push the boundaries of space and time, and challenge the notions of dream and reality.