The beautiful actress Riisa Naka is absolutely dazzling in the brilliant film “Toki o kakeru shôjo”. Suddenly faced with a tragic situation and realizing that the solution lies in the past, she garners the courage to undertake this most unusual journey. Along the way Riisa Nako displays her unique talents that make her so endearing on the screen. She is funny and wise. Delightful as she drinks the elixir that will enable her time travel and strong and determined as she is tossed into a very complex realm.
Riisa Nako is wonderful in her interactions with the various characters she encounters and takes us through her sadness, hopefulness, anxieties, drama, triumphs and elation as she plays out this amazing story. She is a joy to watch.
Riisa Nako also did the voice of the title character in a prior, brilliant anime version of this story which was also titled “Toki o kakeru shôjo”. In both films her voice is pure music. Thank you, Riisa Naka for breathing such vibrant life into these two incredible time travellers, Akari Yoshiyama and Makoto Konno.
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