Tokikake on the silver screen

Tokikake

Not a Tokikake post without this pose.

Well, barely a week after my viewing of Evangelion 1.0 in Cathay, GSC’s Japanese film festival brought in Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo to local theaters. Makes me wonder, what will be next? I would die if Byosoku 5cm got aired here, lol.

Anyways, the real experience wasn’t really that awesome though, because due to the weekend and the unexpected popularity of the show, me and my friends from AnimeShrine only got the front row seats, seriously the first row from the screen, mind you, so we have to crane our necks quite a bit to watch T_T. My other fellow Emina Cyber friends couldn’t even get any tickets, bless their poor souls :(.

Aside from that too, I suspect they used a HK or Taiwan bootleg DVD for the screening, since the picture quality was DEFINITELY not 9mm and they even had the black letterbox bars too! This also resulted in quite some pixelation, compounded by the fact I was seating right below the screen too. The subs and the typeface was a dead giveaway as well, but thankfully, the translations weren’t too terrible although they took some lines out of context.

There was also additional problems with the sound as well, since the back channels were kinda missing, so I suspect they chose the 5.1 surround and outputted the sound wrongly. It was a bit irritating for my first time watching friends, but wasn’t too pronounced with me because I’ve already watched it.

As for the movie, it’s definitely a good watch, suitable for families too, and I’m not kidding when I say the cinema had a lot of kids and families watching the movie. I think it’s a good exposure for them, although Makoto’s long running scene did elicit quite some naughty laughs in the cinema (you know you did it!). Some of my friends even nearly cried near the end too, lulz.

Otherwise, it was a pretty nice outing for me, and I’m quite surprised to be actually going to the cinema two weeks in a row lol. Finances are kinda fucked up right now though, unfortunately :X.

13 Comments

  1. DiGiKerot Said,

    July 20, 2008 @ 8:21 pm

    I suspect they used a HK or Taiwan bootleg DVD for the screening.

    There are actually a few legit English subtitled releases of the movie on DVD already in various R3 territories, actually, so at least it probably wasn’t a bootleg. Not that it makes matters much better…

  2. blissmo Said,

    July 20, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

    I really loved this show, but over here no anime gets into the cinema lols

    I just really wanna watch the Dark Knight

  3. Shin Said,

    July 20, 2008 @ 9:53 pm

    Kuro was silently fapping beside me!

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 20, 2008 @ 11:53 pm

    Lies. You were sitting way at the opposite end.

    Did linkin cry btw?

  5. Cho_Hakkai Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 1:18 am

    Well I had watched this anime 3 times. The first is at the special screening at EMINA MELAKA. Second and third time at crunchyroll (which they had now removed).

  6. Punktaku Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 6:44 pm

    The Girl Who Leapt Through Time also showed in some cinemas here not long ago (Melbourne, Australia). It’s a fun anime but loses steam a bit towards the end…

  7. Punktaku Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 6:48 pm

    Forgot to mention, we got an official licensed high quality product playing on our screen ^_^ no bootlegs for us

  8. Shin Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 9:20 pm

    @Kuro

    I heard sniffing.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 21, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

    As I said, that was the person sitting next to me. I only shed tears for GAR moments, like when Simon married Nia.

  10. wolfx Said,

    July 23, 2008 @ 12:16 am

    I cried manly tears when Chiaki told Makoto he’ll be waiting. :*(

  11. C.M.Lim Said,

    July 26, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

    Man.Watched it here in Penang and had a few slight problems similar to you guys at K.L.BUT IT WAS WORTH IT.But when I wanted to cry at the end,a few guys laughed out for no reason.Assholes………..:_(

  12. Diego Said,

    July 27, 2008 @ 5:41 am

    TokiKake was screened yesterday (and will be shown again today) here in Manila as part of this year’s Eiga Sai. The event is co-hosted by the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Embassy, so my guess is that a top-quality reel was shipped in for the theatre.

    I won’t know until I see it myself, though.

  13. tsudai Said,

    August 1, 2008 @ 6:47 am

    aaa, let me ask some questions about that anime..

    *spoilers*

    when makoto screams “STOP STOP STOP!!”, chiaki stops the time, right; this time makoto still knows theotherguythere and her girlfriend were gonna die, and that she did scream.. but after that, at the museum, she doesn’t know anymore, she forgot what happened before or something? (because chiaki said “you don’t know this anymore, but blahblah”)

    another thing i noticed, chiaki didn’t answer makoto’s question: “does this picture has anything related to your future?” now i’m curious. D: i know it has something related, but, guess what, i don’t know what. he says something about “good that i could see this sky blahblah, and so much people gathered in only place blablah”

    maybe someone that read the novel, or has really good attention, unlike me, noticed these stuff..

    i appreciate any answer :D

    did anyone count if it was really 10 times makoto used her time leap (plus one)? haha D:

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