Toki o Kakeru Shojo


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From 9.00 p.m., Saturdays, 9 July 2016


Yoshiyama Mihane is a third-year high school student who has not found her dream even though she is going to sit for the entrance exams next year. One day, she cleans the science lab with childhood friend Asakura Goro after school. Left on her own while he goes to throw the rubbish, Mihane hears the sound of something shatter and peers inside the preparation room. She smells a sweet lavender scent wafting from a broken test tube and then faints. Mihane regains consciousness in the school’s sick room and tells a worried Goro and other classmates the whole story. However, another childhood friend Fukamachi Shohei, who was the first person to find her collapsed on the floor, says there was no test tube by her side. On the way home that day, a potted plant falls from an apartment building that Mihane is passing under. Expecting a direct hit on her head, Mihane braces herself for the impact. But the next thing she knows, she is standing a little to the side of the apartment building and the potted plant has fallen and smashed right in front of her. Mihane makes a fuss, wondering if she has acquired the ability to travel through time. Shohei, who happens to be there, tells an excited Mihane that it is better that she keep quiet about this matter. This is because Shohei is not Mihane’s childhood friend, but actually scientist Ken Sogoru who has come from the future after developing a drug for time travel and assumed Shohei’s identity. However, Mihane disregards his warning. She uses this time-travelling ability irresponsibly and causes bizarre incidents over again every day. Then on the day of the Tanabata festival, it finally develops into a big incident!?

Kuroshima Yuina as Yoshiyama Mihane
A third-year high school student. One day, she gains the ability to freely travel through time after she smells a lavender scent in the science lab. Because she has no other interest than in the activities of the photography club, she does not care for girly topics and is especially bad at love stories. She is under the impression that Fukamachi Shohei and Asakura Goro are childhood friends who will always play together because she was hypnotised by Shohei.

Kikuchi Fuma as Fukamachi Shohei/Ken Sogoru
Yoshiyama Mihane’s classmate, but his actual identity is a time traveller from the year 2122. Although he is an outstanding researcher, he cannot go back because he dropped the drug that will return him to the future. He experiences his first class and school festival for the first time as a high school student. As his memories grow, he feels an attachment to Mihane and the friends he had intended to use, and starts to get envious about the dreams and friendships that they talk about.

Takeuchi Ryoma as Asakura Goro
Yoshiyama Mihane’s classmate and childhood friend. He has had feelings for Mihane for as long as he can remember. But he realises that she is attracted to Fukamachi Shohei and feels conflicted about Shohei who is a dear friend to him. He is popular in school because he is good at every sport and has outstanding academic results. His results are so good that he can qualify for medicine, but he wants to take over his family’s hair salon in the future.

Yoshimoto Miyu as Zoe
An outstanding researcher who came with Ken Sogoru from the future. They are unable to return to the future because Ken dropped the time-travelling drug and she is furious. She goes separate ways with him until he is able to make the drug again. However, she starts to feel envious that he appears to be enjoying high school life and eventually does something unexpected.

Kato Shigeaki as Yano Kazutaka
The form teacher of Yoshiyama Mihane, Fukamachi Shohei and Asakura Goro. A maths teacher. He is enthusiastic and passionate and admired by both male and female students. He always wears stylish shirts.

Takahata Atsuko as Fukamachi Naoko
Fukamachi Shohei’s mother. Her husband died early and she has been living alone. Then one day, she is hypnotised by Ken Sogoru which puts the idea into her head that he is her biological son.

Watabe Ryohei (Tokyo Sentimental, Yume o Ataeru)

Original Work
Toki o Kakeru Shojo by Tsutsui Yasutaka

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