Same director, similar settings. The cyber world is compromised and causes great effects on the real world as well. The characters battle the villain that caused the attack to recover control over the network.
Very similar style, artwork and story. The worldwide computer network is taken over by an A.I., he wants to destroy the earth and uses a countdown, the characters try to fight him, and they get help from people all around the world. Kenji even has a lot of similar face expressions with Tai.
basicaly same plot, and even the digital world look the smae, this would bee god for some one who has not seen digimon.This feels verry ripped off, yet this is a good movie and if you liked digimon bokua no War Game (also know as the first have of the digimon movie released in North Amarica.)
The digital getting controlled by an AI/Virus and it immediately affects the real world, Kids saving the world. I have nothing to say anymore because when I watched either one of these movies, I immediately think 'it looks like digimon/summer wars!'.
I'm sure you'll enjoy both
The plot is EXACTLY the same and I'm not exaggerating here. It's not even just the basic plot elements, even the way it plays out is extremely similar.
Summer Wars = "Digimon: Our War Game" without Digimon
Summer Wars is practically a copy of this Digimon movie, but in a much more epic/animated scale without the Digimon. You might even find the movie to be entirely predictable if you saw Digimon Adventure - Bokura no War Game. The problem presented on the plot of both movies is exactly the same.
These movies are set during the summer where the peaceful lives of the protagonist's family and friends are interrupted by a mischievous digital being. Deviance and destruction ensues causing the net and world to fall into chaos. Nations are soon under threat as projectiles of destruction are launched. The heroes must band together in order to defeat the being and save the world before time runs out.
These two stories flow and progress similarly and will constantly remind viewers of the other movie. The digital setting is especially similar with avatars and Digimon being counterparts.
Though Summer Wars is more refined and mature, both movies are "feel goods" and are very enjoyable. read more
First off, same director.
The conflict and setting is very similar as well. A threat within a virtual world that extends its danger to the real world. You will also find that the resolution for both movies are similar too.
If you love the Digimon series, you will definitely love Summer Wars!
The first time I saw Summer Wars, I was so surprised at how similar it was to Digimon: War Game :O
Practically the same concept, same director, same tropes of friendship and working together as a team and never giving up, watch this if you feel like going back to your childhood again :D
Aside from the fact that they share the same director, Mamoru Hosoda, these movies share a very similar DNA. In both there is a virus like thing trying to destroy Japan with some sort of missile and our heroes must do everything in their power to stop that from happening. Thankfully, that is where the similarities end (aside from small similarities that you could find between some characters) and both of these wonderful works blossom in their separate ways.
Well, they are both directed by Mamoru Hosoda, and they're his two most similar films. Summer Wars could even be a remake of Our War Game without the Digimon. They're both about a computer virus spreading outside the digital realm and into ours, and both protagonists are tasked with taking down the virus. The main difference is one involves his semi-girlfriend's family, and the other doesn't.
Same director. Story focuses on how time travel can negatively impact your surroundings, which is similar to how Summer's Wars' plot revolves around the internet being connected to the entire world and how it can impact society if in the wrong hands.
Both movies are "must watch" masterpieces! Both share similar animation and style, as well as "wide" and entertaining stories full of creativeness! Some other elements like comedy and romance also exist in both movies to add some spice! In general, the 2 movies have a lot in common and deserve such high ratings, so don't miss them!!!
Movies that have similar art style and character design. Both movies have a light sci-fi story, with themes of family and friendship. There are also light romance development between the male and female leads.
Both are directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
Both films have the same atmosphere to them. The topics are light-hearted and they both involve a sci-fi theme in the modern day. They both have a slight bit of romance in them. The art style and animation are very similar.
Summer Wars reminds me of Hisagi no Eden because both are sci-fi in near future and both show you the usage of user accounts and internet in a whole new way. Summer Wars however, completely lacks realism.
Oz=Eden. In HNE when Eden is shut down, alot of things happend like when Oz was shut down in summer wars. The english voice of Oz is the same VA who did juiz from HNE's voice.-The english voice cast are similar. Osugi in HNE has the same personality as kenji in sumer wars, the missle scene in HNE is similar to the space thing crashing scene in summer wars.
Higashi no Eden has a certain air to it that reminded me immediately of Summer Wars. If you liked the teamwork Harisawa and the other show as they work against a common foe, then you'll love Summer Wars! It's all about community, and you'll watch an intense battle as a family bands together to fight a dangerous threat on the Internet; a large crowd clustered around a computer -- sounds familiar, doesn't it? And, of course, there's romance! Not overwhelmingly, but a dash of just the right amount, just like in Higashi no Eden. If that sense of teamwork and romance is what drew you to Higashi no Eden, then I highly recommend Summer Wars! read more
The high tech community in both of these beautifully animated shows remind me of one another. The cell phone based social networking center is an all new way to communicate with people and eliminate modern day necessities. Both shows are very futuristic in a sense.
- Online community connecting others which has the opportunity to both hurt and help
- Premise that everyone has the ability to be a hero
- Large group of characters organized into fighting against the main bad guy by using talents that each possess
- Stunning visuals and color
- Few but amazing fight scenes
There's a sort of the same feelings between both Summer Wars and Gatchaman Crowds. Their worlds are equipped with high technology but also with a sophisticated community.
Both series has some fluid action along with dialogue that inspires humor and entertainment. Character interactions are also fun to watch with both a mixture of comedy and emotions. There's also drama going on here and there dealing with the events going on in both anime.
These animes are sort of similar by the fact that you can have this kind of app thing installed into your phone which can help each other in our daily lives.
While Summer Wars is a movie, and Gatchaman Crowds is a 12 episode anime, they both have lots of action, from the fighting scenes to the unique art.
Tsuritama and Summer Wars both have colorful, vibrant art styles and animation. Both also focus on bonds between characters, though Tsuritama deals with friendship while Summer Wars deals with family bonds. The suspense in both has the same feel to it, and both have to do with saving the world. The tone, atmosphere, and mood are also very similar in both.
Both are sci-fi. Both happen around summer. Both series discover the bond between the characters, family in Summer Wars and friendship in Tsuritama. Both are about saving the world. Both series have unique art and animation. These two series give you similar feeling about people who try really hard to achieve something and of course, both are really fun.
They both have an awkward main character who has to save the world from a (minor) apocalypse. They're both feel-good slice of life with more action in the end. The artwork is somewhat similar and they're both very bright and colorful. It's something you could watch with your whole family.
Their art styles are similar: simple character design, bright colors and light soundtrack. And both give audience a feeling of summer.
The stories are both based on real country life, and sci-fi element is also contained in both series.
The main characters in both series save the world at the end, by fishing in Tsuritama and by game in Summer Wars.
As far as anime portrayals of the internet go, these are two sides of the same coin.
Summer Wars takes a modern, optimistic approach to portray a connected world fostered by personal relationships.
Lain takes an introspective, alienating approach to portray a blurred reality where despite being connected, meaningful connections can seem incredibly distant.
Although SEL is much, much darker than Summer Wars, and the moral of the story is very different, plot-wise, they are surprisingly similar. They are both sci-fi anime (although Summer Wars is also slice-of-life and romance), and feature a world where everything revolves around something very similar to what we call the Internet. In Summer Wars, that thing is called OZ, and in SEL, it is "the Wired". When I saw how in the world of Summer Wars, you could select avatars and travel inside the system, and especially when they emphasized how much the real world was tied to OZ, I immediately thought of SEL. Most importantly, both anime feature a certain disturbance in the system caused unintentionally by the main character. So all sci-fi lovers, go watch SEL if that part of Summer Wars piqued your interest!!
On a side note, a similar system is displayed in Psycho-Pass. However, it is not the focus of the anime and appears for such a brief amount of time that I didn't think it deserved its own recommendation. However, it is very, very similar to the system displayed in Summer Wars. read more
Very similar plot-line. If you enjoyed This movie as a kid you'll love Summer wars now that you are older. Unfortunately it doesn't have the same soundtrack management that really makes The Digimon movie stand out.
It has quite a similar atmosphere (art style, characters) and the very same humour. It's from the same director, after all. Digimon is, of course, without that much depth as Summer Wars, but fun after all.
Both are very clever movies by amazing, well-known directors. They give off very similar atmospheres in parts due to the fact that Summer Wars is partially set in a virtual world and Paprika in a dream world where crazy things occur, and although they're aimed at different audiences both are equaly as enjoyable and interesting to watch. :)
Paprika has the whole two worlds thing going on, but instead of an internet world like the one in Summer Wars, Paprika's alternate reality is the world of dreams. Paprika's surreal imagery might appeal to you if you liked the look of Summer Wars' Oz, but you're looking for more substance.
In both movies, you get a fictious world that gets connected to the reality. Paprika is definitely worth a shot if you don't mind just a little of disturbing content.. it's more of an art than a movie, yeah.
Dennou Coil is a show that shares many common themes with some other sci-fi works I watched previously. From those, the most similar one has to be Summer Wars, Steins;Gate or Serial Experiments Lain. But for now, I will be focusing exclusively on Summer Wars. Laster on I will probably create a recommendation for the rest.
Firstly, focusing on the animation and sound, it can be noted that Summer Wars and Dennou Coil were both animated by Madhouse, so the characters designs, especially face and expressions have some similarities. Over-the-top and cheerful, while also having a more violent animation in specific moments of the story and also using a bit of CGI, but it wasn't bad. The soundtrack is also quite fun and cheerful aswell, while a bit darker on some occasions on Dennou Coil.
Now focusing on what really matters, in the two universes, there is a futuristic type of technology that people rely on their daily routine. In Summer Wars the plot starts with a case of cyber-hacking and account theft, while in Dennou Coil the plot starts with a mystery related to missing people "lost on the other side". Most of the action happens in Japan, however, these two universes share the thematic of an alternative reality/world. At the start, both stories are pretty cheerful and the technology creates a utopian world, but problems arise later on and the group of kids of the respective anime has to save the day.
The most important message you get from Dennou Coil and Summer Wars is the importance of family and the power of friendship. The message might be pretty innocent and simple, but the themes explored in the movie and anime are a bit dark, especially in Dennou Coil. read more
Both Summer Wars and Kyousougiga has a strange feeling in its animation style and contains theme of science fiction.
Both anime overall has a strange atmosphere to it surrounded by mystery that uses a style that confuses the viewer in wanting to watch it more and more.
Both series also contain full throttle action with an experimental way of executing it that can be seen as crazy, surreal, and unique.
Both anime seems to share some notable common features including:
- sci fi theme
- battling as avatars in another world
- two worlds: the virtual and the real
- an independent and strong female protagonist
They both contain two separate worlds: the cyber world and the real world. The protagonist in Summer Wars tries to save the world from a threat appearing on the net, while Sword Art Online has the main trying to clear a death game inside a twisted virtual world. Both have companions that aid them as they pursue their endeavors.
The almost 2-hours long Summer Wars and the 5-minutes long Superflat Monogram special aren't comparable in story and characters, but if you enjoyed the virtual world of Oz from Summer Wars you'll find a few more minutes of that curious lively animation in Superflat Monogram.
Both anime contains sci-fi themes involving the virtual world as well as elements of comedy, action, and romance.
Both anime presents a game like setting where avatars are present inside and involved in conflicts. Additionally, the main protagonist forms a bond with the female protagonist.
Also, there is a mysterious atmosphere like feeling that goes beyond the walls of the virtual world and the real world.
They both deal with an "online" community. However, Accel World is darker in nature and more of a "game" while Summer Wars is a bit more cheerful and more of a provider for different life needs... gps, shopping, etc.
Summer Wars and Hanasaku Iroha has a distinct similarity, that is the family. Both dwell on the problems of each family members and as the story goes on they slowly reconcile. The grandmothers on both side is so silar with each other. They are both the energy of the family. They act strict but the truth is that they care about the family very much. Summer Wars and Hanasaku Iroha both have the same feeling to it. Both have amazing animation and has a touch of romance.
Both stories revolve around a large "family" (in Summer Wars, it's an actual family, Hanasaku has a large hotel staff that feels like a family). These families are gathered in a somewhat old building over in the countryside, away from the large cities. Also, both families are lead by a grandma who owns the place.
These stories have this overwhelming feeling of family and belonging. If you enjoyed one, you'll probably enjoy the other!
The two have a similar art style, colour palette and directing as well as the male protagonist in both are very alike in their personality and character design. Both use a fair amount of computer generated (3D) animation and contain themes of love and sci-fi.
Both .hack//Sign and Summer Wars are involving with online world (Actually, all .hack series are also involved with online world, too). There's also problem with online worlds in both series that the main characters of both series needed to take care of (some kind of virus involved).
The two anime really have the same feel for them, except for the big family and all the drama. Summer Wars strongly reminded me of .hack especially with the idea of a virus trying to take over.
Still, .hack has more of a gamer's feel to it. It's easy to understand what's happening in Summer Wars, even if you're not that much into computers. I think .hack would require actual knowledge of the RPG world for you to actually enjoy it as much as you should.
Both of these anime happen to have a very simular theme. A world on the internet with AI, artificial inteligence. In one, you can easily go to the world, while with the other you end up staying away. But it is still two alternative worlds.
The general for these films is technologies which have negative impact on a situation. In one film technology didn't destroy mankind nearly, and in other film imperfection of technologies force two people feel lonely.
it is based on the same fictive level, while some may say it is not an anime because of the art, it is and also because they are both based in summer and they are both animes you would watch during the summer to change your mind and take a break. They both have weird creatures and more then one dimension.
Both titles are about the daily live of big family, but Summer Wars' Jinnouchis are ordinary people, and Uchouten Kazoku is talking about tanuki family. And, in my opinion, the head of the family in both animes (in Summer Wars - grandmother, and in Uchouten Kazoku - mother) are similar to each other.
Both anime feature the Japanese countryside and are comedies involving kids. Both have kids coming to the rural area from a city. Besides, the general pacing and aura of both titles seem rather similar.
Both are joyful, interesting movies, enjoyable for both adults and youngsters. Elements of Japanese history and mythical culture are implanted in these movies, without bothering the viewer. It merely adds an extra dimension.
While quite different in substance, both share a theme relating to family. Summer Wars is more action-oriented while Tsumiki no Ie is about cherishing memories while at the same time learning how to move on. Also, Tsumiki no Ie is 12 minutes long. Despite its short run-time, Tsumiki no Ie portrays an incredibly potent story and is easily a masterpiece.
Both have much of the story taking place in the mountainous regions of Japan west of Tokyo (Kimi no Na Wa in Gifu prefecture, Summer Wars in the neighboring Nagano prefecture). In both stories we see the contrast between the modern and the traditional, both have an older woman who best personifies the traditional aspect, and in both the main male protagonist is used to life in the city and finds himself trying to bluff his way through being in this more rural, traditional setting (though the circumstances are quite different). There is also a notable similarity in the endings.
these two movies have very different plots, but they gave me a very similar feeling of warmth - both show the importance of being surrounded by a family of those you love, whether they be related or not. in eve no jikan the main character finds a sort of family at the eve no jikan cafe, where he learns you can be human or android, but the emotion of caring for others is still the same. similarly, in summer wars, the main character is thrust into a family of strange "others" (someone else's family), but he finds love all the same. two of my favorite films (anime or otherwise) of all time! read more
Well they both have such colorful colors in the anime. Both involve fighting with something and also the idea of having support from friends or other sorts. Gives the same feeling and atmosphere. Though, Kono Danshi could be a little complex to understand. I really recommend both.
Similar story line, similar style of drawing, similar type of action-packed drama. Digimon follows selected characters who find themselves virtually attacked by a digimon. Within this virtual world, they send their own digimon to fight against the villian, saving the virtual world and mankind from destruction.
Similar Summer Wars follow a similar plot. Selected characters are used, computers are used, and virtual world is used. A villain comes and disturbed the virtual world and selected avatars stood up against it and fight: both virtual world and mankind is saved.
Colorful animation and a plot in which the protagonists have to save the world are some of the similarities between these two anime. Also, both strongly rely in the message of true friendship and the bonds of family. Also, rabbits are a main theme. Summer Wars is more sci-fi, where Kyousougiga is more fantasy, but both are very enjoyable. If you liked one, you will certainly like the other.
Although a much darker story, and a smaller family, the stories both have a close bond to family. The male protagonist(s) are very similar in personality, and both have unique abilities that help them later in the story.
I liked both. It may be a stretch (story-wise) recommending these two but give them a try.
Reasons for recommendation: Both have a slight science fiction setting, animation is similar, Eve no Jikan is less than 20 minutes an episode so at 6 episodes X 20= 120 minutes. Summer wars is about the same length at 1 hr. 54 minutes (or less than 120 min.) You won't have wasted too much time with either.
Summer wars focus on a cyber world and Natsume Yuujinchou focus in spirits/ youkai but they have in common a male protagonist who spent a lonely childhood with his parents and only when he meets his "new" family he starts to enjoy and value a lot of things.
In order to help the "real" world, Natsume has cat spirit to help him, and has to fight and help other spirits, while Kenji has a cyber bunny helping him and he also has to fight and help the cyber world in order to help the real world.
Both are animes are essentially about the power of bonds, family and friendship. read more
Both involve threats to the world, and both involve a large group of people - mostly children as leaders - taking on the threat, and being unable to rely on government institutions which even actively get in the way of their progress.
Ghost in the Shell and Summer Wars both offer great sci-fi's focused around cyberspace and its impact on human society. Summer is a lighter, humorous watch, while Ghost is a more action-packed, psychological watch.
Both movies share very similar art, from the looks of the characters to the fight scenes. Both deals with conflicts among friends or family. Through the whole movie, the main character goes on a journey to fix the problem they had created, with helps from unfamiliar ally/ allies.
Both anime are simular in that the net is it's own world and they have some sort of a navi or another. The different takes are interesting, and there are even fights a navi user can have with said navi.
the way that the director shows where people are getting off at which train station are similar. both have cute avatar/penguin characters. both involve a bit of romance. both have some really suspenseful parts. both involve modern technology alot. both are have very colourful and imaginative features.
Both of these anime are centered around a certain game. The main protagonist of each anime has done something by accident resulting to damage of the game's order that caused disruption to their real lives. A mysterious character appears after them whom they have to fight through with to return the game's equilibrium and reunite with each other.
both are movies about a world famous game that is hacked by a virus that could destroy the world and only a certain group of people can stop it by gathering an army of avatars and waging a war through the game