Summer Wars
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Summer Wars

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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 3
Chapters: 13
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 4, 2009 to May 1, 2010
Genres: ComedyComedy, GameGame, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Sugimoto, Iqura (Art), Hosoda, Mamoru (Story)
Serialization: Young Ace


Score: 7.761 (scored by 32483,248 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13032
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1754
Members: 6,778
Favorites: 76
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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 (1336–1573), 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 a bizarre virtual world to collide with Earth, and it's up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.

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Summer Wars was published in English by Vertical Inc. in 2 volumes from October 22 to December 17, 2013. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc from February 2011 to April 2011. It has been licensed in Polish by Waneko.

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Feb 18, 2016
Jerakor (All reviews)
Okay, so the other reviewer has rightly pointed out that the premise of this particular manga is patently absurd. So, if you can't suspend your disbelief long enough to buy that a high school kid can encrypt code with a pencil and paper or that a virtual reality program could blow up the world, then you shouldn't be reading this manga. Please, go read something else.

For those of you who are left, you will find an enjoyable, short story. There is a nice little romance here and an absurd plot about AI. But the core of this manga, the reason to read more
Jun 3, 2011
DrawnIntoIt88 (All reviews)
This is the first manga that I have felt compelled to write a review of. Some minor spoilers to follow.

First of all, a warning to everyone, the description that MAL provides is very misleading. The so called "parallel dimension" is actually a computer world.

The art is decent, I had no complaints about it, though it wasn't spectacular.

The characters however, really ruined it for me. To be quite frank, they were stupid and unbelievable. There was a lack of communication between all members of Natsuki's family, leading to the collapse of a huge computer server and thus eminent nuclear war, because one family member took read more

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