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Jul 30, 2012 3:00 PM
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Finally watched this after month of saying I will - It was amazing, really enjoyable and definitely saw the similarities to the first Digimon movie.
As I watched this with friends we ended up watching the dub, which surprised me in actually being done really well. However, I can't wait to watch a HD subbed version sometime.
 
Aug 11, 2012 8:56 AM

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First saw the this trailer, I thought this was lazy recycled stuff from first Digimon movie. Watched this, and I just found this movie to be amazing. Sound was amazing, story was too, theme was amazing, ART was BEAST. I found the ending to be funny. Nice way to end an enjoyable movie :)
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Aug 13, 2012 3:02 AM

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Haha I agree with everyone, this does remind me a lot of the Digimon Movie. However, I found this really entertaining. The animation is amazing, like holy shit. The fight scenes in the OZ world were sooooo good. Reminded me of the fight scenes in Bakemonogatari. Very colourful. I love the King Kazuma avatar, bunny-like wearing a jacket. :DD

I actually thought Kazume was a girl for most of the movie lmao. The grandma was such a great character. Shame she died. I didn't really like Natsuki during the movie but towards the end, came to like her. I actually thought that Kenji wouldn't 'shine' at all since Natsuki took the spotlight beating the shit outta that thing in the 'card game'. (ROFL, if only it was Yu-Gi-Oh!), but man him solving those math puzzles insanely fast, too good.

You guys gonna watch this in Blu-Ray, so good. Ending was hilarious, great Natsuki and Kenji scene. Kenji's nosebleed went out of control LOL. Really enjoyed this movie.
9/10
 
Aug 21, 2012 2:13 PM

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After glowing reviews and tons of praise, I decided to check out Summer Wars - And was kind of underwhelmed. I didn't think the family stuff and internet fighting meshed well at all by the way. It's either one or the other, you can't have both. The parts in OZ was bad ass, but it was way too brief. Make way for more family shinanigans!

I'd rather just watch the Digimon movie "Our War Game" again to be honest... Seriously, they're like the exact same movie except with some cliche family drama thrown in!

I enjoyed it overall though, it's gorgeous to look at, but there's no real suspense about it if you saw that Digimon movie. Our War Game at least had characters who we actually care about, while the guys in Summer Wars was mostly just archetypes and not real characters.

I give it 7/10
 
Sep 16, 2012 8:17 PM

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I stumbled onto this movie through a fan mad Skrillex video with a bunch of clips...Summer Wars was used a lot and I decided to search for it...Found it..Watched it..LOVED IT!

About 75% of you voted 5 out of 5...That says it all!
 
Sep 25, 2012 8:09 AM

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One of the best movies I've seen along with Ghibli's
Really like the setting and plot. Game!
Awesome movie 10/10
King Kazama is pretty cool, I also like the kid who control it :)
 
Nov 1, 2012 9:54 PM

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So, so, so very good. Kinda the perfect movie. I decided to check this out after hearing it was the same people who did "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time". Thankfully it didn't send me into the same kind of tailspin that that movie did. I really love it though. I can't wait to force everyone I know into watching it!
Let this be our little secret, no needs to know we're feeling HIGHER AND HIGHER AND HIGHER!
 
Dec 12, 2012 11:07 PM

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Great movie. Loved it. My only complaint might be that the ending was a bit childish i wish we could have gotten a actual kiss in. I guess I'm not a fan of the whole nose bleed scene but still a great movie.
 
Jan 7, 2013 11:57 PM
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Great movie. Loved it. My only complaint might be that the ending was a bit childish i wish we could have gotten a actual kiss in. I guess I'm not a fan of the whole nose bleed scene but still a great movie.


My reaction as well. That last 90 seconds or so was a lovely buildup, too, and then...nosebleed o_O

A good fun movie. Beautifully heartwarming. Also watched both sub and dub and I have to say the dub ain't half bad by any means.

It's definitely not perfect, but I'm rating with my heart on this one. Loved it.
 
Jan 14, 2013 8:49 AM

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Really enjoyed this the love machine fights were awesome .
The love machine style of martial arts was badass
 
Jan 27, 2013 10:36 PM

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What an amazing movie. It's quite simple but really heartwarming. Good thing I stumbled onto this while I was looking for anything good to watch to kill time :)
 
Jan 29, 2013 10:06 AM

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I just saw this movie yesterday, and I've never felt like such a fanboy. I can say without hesitation that this is my favorite movie ever. It probably has something to do with my nostalgia for Digimon, especially Our War Game, but it was the moments that weren't similar to Digimon that really got to me. This is, in fact, the only thing that has made me cry. A couple other things have come close, but this actually brought tears to my eyes several times.
 
Feb 10, 2013 6:51 PM

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I loved it.
 
Mar 10, 2013 7:17 AM

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I like the overall story. The concept was awesome. I feel like I want to enter the OZ world too. The first half was a bit boring though enjoyable as well. The second half was really intense. That game between Love Machine vs. Kazma is cool. Then the Koi Koi game with Natsuki.

9/10

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Mar 15, 2013 2:05 PM

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Finally I watched this movie.
I really liked it. Story was exactly the same as in Bokura no Wargame, but i had no problem with it.
The graphics were awesome. That Love Machine Monster made out of 40 million accounts?! AWESOME animation.
I will buy this as Blu-Ray for sure.

I'm surprised no one mentioned the names on this list lol


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Mar 21, 2013 10:45 AM

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one of the best movie's i'v watched so far!
loved the story,characters etc.. alot!
just a great movie!
 
Mar 31, 2013 8:52 PM

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Lovely! :) One of the best anime movies, if not the better. I adore the animation! It's freaking epic. Love the concept of the OZ world.

Only reason why I would take one point was that I felt the movie was kind of unrealistic and had some plot holes.

I watched this in dub and will probably rewatch in subs next time. YO! I swear I heard Ash's dub LOL.

9/10

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Apr 17, 2013 11:28 AM

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I finished this just now, fricken awesome movie.
Shuhan said:
AzureBlues said:
On the brink of nuclear fall out, with an explicit countdown, everyone decided to sit down and have lunch. I lost it at that point.


Who wants to die on a empty stomach?
Hella funny, and I agree I wouldn't want to die with an empty stomach.
 
Apr 19, 2013 8:15 PM

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eh, liked the premise but the teen love interest, supergran and bad apple uncle grated on me too much to finish it. Just too convenient especially with ANOTHER computer whizzkid also under the same roof.

I think I've seen enough out-of-control-AI anime before to not have to see this one through.

(didn't help it was a dub on TV)
 
Apr 20, 2013 12:21 PM

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Great movie! Had my eyes glued to the screen the entire time >.<

9/10
 
Apr 23, 2013 8:53 PM

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I have to say this is a straight 10 for me. That was really an amazing movie. The only thing I have to ask is "why did everyone know the rules of that game?" I have never heard of that game and then out of nowhere people from around the world cheered for Natsuki as they knew what was going on. xD
I liked how the Grandmother told Kenji to take care of her. Too bad that we didn't see much of him taking care of her, that would have been good to advance their relationship a bit. And I'm sad that they didn't kiss in the end and that they gave him such an extrem nosebleed (and then only because of a kiss on the cheek) and let him faint, that was stupid.

Their family sure is amazing. xD They all seem to work as someone really important or they do something to save lives.
I think the movie showed how dangerous the internet and giant communities where everyone is able to do the most important things. There will be those kind of communites, maybe not in the near future, but it will definitely come and that will bring a high danger.
But how can they manage things like nukes and satellites with that? xD Are they stupid? Even the American president has an account?

I think around 20 minutes before the end I asked myself what Kenji was there for because he didn't really do anything until then. Well, he was able to hack into the system 3 times within 13 minutes where almost everyone is unable to even try hacking it, and then doing it in his head within 2 minutes, holy shit. xD


Great art, great story and many good characters. I'm not ashamed to call this a masterpiece.
 
Apr 24, 2013 6:35 PM
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I'm not going to lie, I thought Kazuma was a girl for the first hour of the movie..
but anyway that movie was really great, I almost stopped watching at the beginning but I am glad I didn't!
 
May 5, 2013 7:54 PM

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Thoroughly enjoyable. If you liked this movie, I urge you to seek out a book called Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
 
May 13, 2013 5:41 PM

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I loved this movie. The concept was very unique--like a breath of fresh air!
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May 30, 2013 1:55 AM

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what is this??? another digimon movie (our war game)?
masterpiece what??? are you kidding? the story is not original. i kinda disappointed. because it's like they were too lazy to make another concept story different from digimon. My suggestion probably you should watch digimon bokura no war game after this... because too many people still didn't know which one the first and original, of course this movie animation is great but imo

Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game > Summer wars.
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May 30, 2013 6:06 AM

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ryshin said:
what is this??? another digimon movie (our war game)?
masterpiece what??? are you kidding? the story is not original. i kinda disappointed. because it's like they were too lazy to make another concept story different from digimon. My suggestion probably you should watch digimon bokura no war game after this... because too many people still didn't know which one the first and original, of course this movie animation is great but imo

Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game > Summer wars.


Somebody missed the point of this movie.
 
May 30, 2013 6:42 AM

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neontaster said:
ryshin said:
what is this??? another digimon movie (our war game)?
masterpiece what??? are you kidding? the story is not original. i kinda disappointed. because it's like they were too lazy to make another concept story different from digimon. My suggestion probably you should watch digimon bokura no war game after this... because too many people still didn't know which one the first and original, of course this movie animation is great but imo

Digimon Adventure: Bokura no War Game > Summer wars.


Somebody missed the point of this movie.


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Jun 1, 2013 4:04 AM

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Somebody missed the point of this movie.
typical answer of fanboys

It's 1st anime I rate lower than 5 - (3/10) I dont belive it's 80 in ranking... I just saw everything I hate to see.
 
Jun 1, 2013 9:02 AM

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Krunchy said:
neontaster said:
Somebody missed the point of this movie.
typical answer of fanboys

It's 1st anime I rate lower than 5 - (3/10) I dont belive it's 80 in ranking... I just saw everything I hate to see.


Fanboy? He compared it to fucking Digimon. This is a movie about family, about the contrast between old and new society, about courage. It's not fucking pokemon, and considering your favorite anime, I would have thought you'd know better...
 
Jun 1, 2013 9:57 AM

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neontaster said:
Krunchy said:
neontaster said:
Somebody missed the point of this movie.
typical answer of fanboys

It's 1st anime I rate lower than 5 - (3/10) I dont belive it's 80 in ranking... I just saw everything I hate to see.


Fanboy? He compared it to fucking Digimon. This is a movie about family, about the contrast between old and new society, about courage. It's not fucking pokemon, and considering your favorite anime, I would have thought you'd know better...


I didn't get the impression, that the anime focuses on anything especially.
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Jun 1, 2013 9:00 PM

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Krunchy said:
neontaster said:
Somebody missed the point of this movie.
typical answer of fanboys

It's 1st anime I rate lower than 5 - (3/10) I dont belive it's 80 in ranking... I just saw everything I hate to see.


pretty much agree, but it's not that i hate this anime, it just i really disappointed with this anime...

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Fanboy? He compared it to fucking Digimon. This is a movie about family, about the contrast between old and new society, about courage. It's not fucking pokemon, and considering your favorite anime, I would have thought you'd know better...


are you just want to pick a fight or something??? even you haven't watched it but you just mocking at something unnecessary... just shut up! if you don't understand the thing what i said before.



 
Jun 4, 2013 5:24 PM

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This one was thoroughly entertaining, and that's basically the point of watching animes and movies, to be entertaining. While I have seen some of the concepts of this movie in different TV series, I think it was great.

9/10


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Jun 10, 2013 9:44 AM

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Fanboy? He compared it to fucking Digimon. This is a movie about family, about the contrast between old and new society, about courage. It's not fucking pokemon, and considering your favorite anime, I would have thought you'd know better...

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Jun 10, 2013 9:47 AM

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The same director used the same plot device, which deserves to be blamed, of course. Other than that, it's a okay movie.
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Jun 12, 2013 1:14 PM

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it was really good,i wish i could understand that card game
 
Jun 18, 2013 1:02 AM

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i decided to watch this movie after i learned that Yoshiyuki Sadamoto is the character designer, the mangaka of Evangelion and the one who made character design for TGWLTT. To be honest, at first i didn't have much expectation for this movie, but i was wrong.

I can say that this is one of the most enjoyable movie i've ever seen. The importance of Bonds / relationships. I think that is what this movie tried to tell us about.

- I really love how the family and almost every OZ users were working together.

- I hate Natsuki at first because she used Kenji and didn't really care about him until Kenji got arrested. But she was doing great from halfway to the end of the movie, and my opinion on her changed.

- I felt trolled by Kenji at the end of the movie, i wanna see them kiss, but He got severe nosebleed. Wimp XD

- Grandma is the star of the movie. I learned so many positive things from this character.

- almost all the seiyuu had done a great job.

- Now i begin to grow a little interest in math... just a little. uhm, maybe not.


for me personally Summer Wars is slightly better than TGWLTT in term of enjoyment, but both are masterpieces.

9/10
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and still waiting patiently for a 3rd season of Spice & Wolf :'|
 
Jul 8, 2013 12:27 PM

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ok movie. OZ fights were enjoyable :P
 
Jul 18, 2013 5:24 PM
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And the award of unnecessarily epic endings goes to...
 
Jul 23, 2013 11:33 AM
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I really liked their grandmother's place it looks awesome I hope that place is real so I can visit it someday.

The movie is good I enjoyed it I'm glad I watched it before my birthday since It's their grandmother's birthday too.
 
Aug 5, 2013 1:17 PM

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One of my favorite anime movies of all time!!!
 
Aug 9, 2013 2:23 PM

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MC wasn't even necessary in this movie. In the end they could just evacuate and only their house would be blown to pieces.
And this Hollywood ending. MC saves the day in the last minute.
Overall it was good movie.
 
Aug 17, 2013 6:54 AM

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Great movie ....i felt like i was a part of the family.
 
Aug 26, 2013 1:12 AM

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I saw this on con recently and it was good thing to watch there. It has some flaws (mainly VR design and pacing) but overall it was heartwarming story about loss and family bonds.
 
Aug 26, 2013 6:08 AM
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one of the best movie i ever watched.9/10 for this movie i dont give it a 10 cos the ending kinda childlish lol i prefer they had alone moment than all the family scene for the kiss.but its not like it was bad that nose bleed is funny lol.
 
Aug 27, 2013 9:10 PM

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Great film! Enough said!
 
Sep 3, 2013 2:15 AM

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Wow, that was truly amazing, so many epic moments towards the end! I had the chills at some points xD One of the most memorable endings I've ever seen, so many close calls!
The best scene was the fight b/w Kazuma and Love Machine, the animation was so good. I loled when I saw Kazuma's father using the DS to fight Love Machine xD
I don't even know what the card game is, but it was pretty epic anyway!
, and I still don't even know what exactly OZ is xD

9/10.

If Kazuma was a girl, I'd fall for her xD but seriously, his avatar was so cool.
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Sep 9, 2013 6:04 AM

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wayyy better than I expected
 
Oct 30, 2013 2:44 AM
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Very entertaining. Great mix of drama, suspense, comedy and action. Pretty much shows the danger of overdependence to technology.
 
Nov 8, 2013 11:01 AM

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Great movie ....i felt like i was a part of the family.


Yeah me too!!! Big families are the best :)
 
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I wish I could have seen this movie on the big screen...would have been incredible.
 
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