Got a copy of 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’ from the local DVD exchange this week and watched it last night ( Japanese with subtitles, not dubbed). I wouldn’t say I found it exceptional but I did enjoy it. I don’t know if it is better having watched the original movie - I wasn’t aware there was one until after I wiki’d this one after watching it. In some ways it’s like Steins;Gate with the focus purely on the the every day school world and coming of age rather than the sci-fi and trying to rationalize the theory of time leaps. There’s no need to question the plot too deeply, just sit back and enjoy.
Best girl = 'Auntie Witch though! I see theories that she is older Makoto but I’m not convinced