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Summer Wars

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 8.191 (scored by 199,408 users)
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Ranked: #3482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #234
Members: 338,966
Favorites: 3,235


They both deal with people trying to save the world after a threat appears on the net. They also share the same director. 
report Recommended by Enna
good drawing/animation, unique story, similar main girl character 
report Recommended by zefiriss
If you like stories about big networks through mobile phones and the net, you should watch these two. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
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.  
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
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.  
report Recommended by laceknight
Although quite different in style, the concept of a cyber world is paramount in both of these animes.  
report Recommended by Kamaji
Similar style, artwork and story. But Digimon is better. It makes more sense, and at least you actually know the characters.  
report Recommended by frailpopuri
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. :) 
report Recommended by SaraSlurpsCoffee
Both involve cyber warfare and the outcomes affect the real world. 
report Recommended by shinigamidono
Mix of the reality with other world. Summer Wars is a way more real but has the same element of having an avatar and fighting with its help. 
report Recommended by Eriis
In both anime most of the story takes place in a virtual world. With a lot's of rainbow colors, so the artwork is almost the same. The only problem is that Kyousougiga is a littel short. 
report Recommended by ElemenT
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  
report Recommended by Stark700
Besides being both directed by Hosoda, the world of OZ resembles the strange world of Superflat Monogram. 
report Recommended by peroxid
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. 
report Recommended by Stark700
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. 
report Recommended by yellowbuds
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. 
report Recommended by duhhh
The animation and colouring is very similar. If you like weird creatures and trippy colours you will certainly enjoy it :3 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
They are both entertaining and visually inventive films that look at family relations and the ways family interact.  
report Recommended by TVC15
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). 
report Recommended by tsubasalover
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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.  
report Recommended by kaonasi_mV
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. 
report Recommended by SakuraSouen
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. 
report Recommended by TertiusGaudens
When I watched summer warrs, I had a similar feeling both are great movies and have great story diference summer wars is Sci-Fi and majoko is Fantasy in both characters need to save the world at end 
report Recommended by wolfyna
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.  
report Recommended by Sorghaghtani
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. 
report Recommended by Teddy
Both set in a realistic world with realistic characters. Both have a similar tone. Both are to do with a video game/ computer. 
report Recommended by 8bitasterisk
Both are movies about virtual game and how it can help and be used to hurt society. 
report Recommended by jgames111
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.  
report Recommended by GuyWRunningShirt
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. 
report Recommended by mwalimu
These shows share the appeal of an endearing pseudo-family. If this appeal is appealing to you, you should definitely watch both of these. 
report Recommended by Tenderizer17
While much bleaker in tone, March Comes in Like a Lion still deals with the theme of how important family is and how difficult it can be to live in a dysfunctional family. 
report Recommended by Reldawin
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  read more 
report Recommended by octal9
Both feature a main female protagonist who must dive into an alternate reality and overcome insurmountable odds in order to save the real world. 
report Recommended by ChibiOdango
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.  
report Recommended by Kosourbites
another movie that storms you with a full extent of awesomeness and upbeat spirit 
report Recommended by Argyll
If you liked one of these, you'll enjoy the other one. There appears a similar bond between virtual and real world. 
report Recommended by SomeoneLost
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.  
report Recommended by Rosa_1991
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. 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Both anime are about a world of games, and the characters have to fix a glitch within the game world. 
report Recommended by princess9
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. 
report Recommended by Forganesolid
Has a similar family feel, and the Main Character is also a seemingly average guy with a singular talent that can make a difference. 
report Recommended by japzone
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. 
report Recommended by abandoned2014
Net, hackers and cybercrimes, although Summer Wars is more family movie. 
report Recommended by sasazuka
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  read more 
report Recommended by Orulyon
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. 
report Recommended by antipopulace
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. 
report Recommended by S2VX
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. 
report Recommended by Lamii
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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. 
report Recommended by i_am_tiff121297
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. 
report Recommended by zetsuboSensei
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 
report Recommended by justice0