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Summer Wars


Alternative Titles

English: Summer Wars
Japanese: サマーウォーズ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2009
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Duration: 1 hr. 54 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.331 (scored by 122,671 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #1962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #168
Members: 194,022
Favorites: 2,264
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family's Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation.

Natsuki's family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era (1336 to 1573), and they've all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That’s when Kenji discovers his "summer job" is to pretend to be Natsuki's fiance and dance with her at the birthday celebration.

As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki's act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can't resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes Oz, the program that controls nearly every aspect of life to be hacked into, it's up to Kenji and his new "family" to stop the hacker before it's too late.

(Source: twitchfilm.net)

Background

Director Hosoda Mamoru chose Ueda in Nagano Prefecture as the setting for Summer Wars because of its proximity to his birthplace. The film earned over 18 million USD in worldwide box offices and won the Japanese Academy Award for Animation of the Year in 2010. Hosoda became only the second Japanese director (after Miyazaki Hayao) to be nominated for an Annie Award for his work on Summer Wars.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ikezawa, Kazuma
Ikezawa, Kazuma
Main
Tanimura, Mitsuki
Japanese
Tanimura, Mitsuki
Koiso, Kenji
Koiso, Kenji
Main
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Japanese
Kamiki, Ryunosuke
Jinnouchi, Sakae
Jinnouchi, Sakae
Main
Fuji, Sumiko
Japanese
Fuji, Sumiko
Shinohara, Natsuki
Shinohara, Natsuki
Main
Sakuraba, Nanami
Japanese
Sakuraba, Nanami

Staff

Saito, Yuuichirou
Saito, Yuuichirou
Producer
Hosoda, Mamoru
Hosoda, Mamoru
Director, Screenplay, Original Creator
Yamashita, Tatsurou
Yamashita, Tatsurou
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Sadamoto, Yoshiyuki
Character Design


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"Bokura no Natsu no Yume" by Tatsuro Yamashita.



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Nov 30, 2009
As far as family entertainment goes anime is rarely high on the agenda, especially given the numerous offerings from Disney, Dreamworks, and other such movie studios. Generally their features appeal to children and adults alike, and in order to compete with them Japanese animation studios have had to shake off their habitual approach and focus on making films that are more accessible to Western markets. The undisputed king of this is Miyazaki Hayao, however there have been several challengers to his throne, the latest being Hosoda Mamoru.

Now those of you who have watched the latest anime incarnation of Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl who read more
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Uriel1988
Dec 20, 2010
Summer Wars is a perfect example of a story biting off more than it can chew.

The film opens with an introduction to ‘OZ’. An information network that controls and monitors electronic services all over the world: from shopping to competitive gaming to healthcare facilities. Think the current internet age, but even more extreme.

Then we’re introduced to Kenji, a math wiz who works as a moderator for Oz and has a crush on a girl named Natsuki. A few moments later we’re introduced to this crush of his who begs him to come with her to visit her family’s summer home. Thus kicking off the read more
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Zelot
Jan 21, 2014
There is only one word that can sum up this entire movie. Family. The whole concept of this entire movie revolves around being a cooperative and strong family. What does the word family mean to you? A group of people who are of same blood? This movie will show you the true meaning of family, a group of people who may or may not be of blood relation, but truly support each other till the death. That is what a true family is.
One spoiler in this review.

Story: 9
In a world where everything is connected to OZ (Imagine the internet, read more
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dietmango
Feb 27, 2011
As one of the directors responsible for making Digimon: The Movie happen, I guess it makes sense for Mamoru Hosoda (also did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) to infuse elements of his past work into future projects. Such is the case for Summer Wars, his latest and quite possibly his most ambitious film to date. Even if you’re not a fan of anime, you’ll find something to like in this sci-fi/comedy/romance spectacle that is both awfully heartwarming and very pleasing to watch.

Kenji Koiso is a high school student/math genius who works part-time with his best friend, Takashi Sakuma as moderators for the massive, widely read more
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