Summer Wars

Summer Wars

DVD - 2011
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"Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has - until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fianc ̌at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI"--Container.
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 9781421022628
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (115 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Sama wozu [dvd]


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SterlingSilverOpal Feb 14, 2018

A young math genius solves a complex equation and inadvertently puts a virtual world's artificial intelligence in a position to destroy Earth.

Director Mamoru Hosoda originally made the concept while working on the Digimon movie (its poor counterpart), and wanted to revisit it and give it the animation and full story it deserved. It lives up to his wishes as Kenji accidentally solves an extremely complex code allowing a virus to infect the virtual reality world "OZ" and starts wreaking havoc on the world, both virtual and IRL.

It's up to him and Natsuki's family to bring an end to the virus and save the world.

It's definitely worth a watch, if not multiple.

Jun 05, 2017

Entertaining anime mash-up of Ender’s Game, War Games, and Ghost in the Shell. There’s a lot that’s familiar here: most of the characters are anime stereotypes who employ histrionics in the usual anime manner, the computerized virtual “Oz” looks a lot like the hackers’ matrix in Cowboy Bebop, and there is the expected brush with apocalypse. And yes, there’s a lot of kawaiiiii. However, everything is put together in new and interesting combinations: one would not expect, even in anime, for the rogue A.I. to appear as a malevolent Balinese deity, or the wise old grandmother to grab a samurai pike off of a display and wield it with considerable skill. There is an incredible amount of detail in the animation (there are scenes with at least ten major characters all in one shot, and all moving separately), and there are some lighting effects straight out of Makoto Shinkai. The plot is silly (in a good way), cyberpunk, and satirical all at once (it pokes fun virtual reality). All in all it’s a lot of fun.

Feb 06, 2017

Good movie.

Jul 09, 2016

Interesting! The family parts are super real feeling (like the conversations with people interupting each other, etc). The OZ parts are pretty silly, but don't detract from the story.

aavishkakumar Aug 20, 2015

Not as good as I expected. Guess it just wasn't my type of movie. Wasn't terrible though

Feb 09, 2013

I personally loved this movie. I've seen a lot of animes before, along with a bunch of anime movies, and I can say that this was one of my favorites. Entertaining until the very end.

Jun 01, 2012

This is a good one. A new movie from the director of the Digimon Movie (If anyone remembers that oldie-goldie)! Summer Wars keeps the same feel to its' art and storyline with clean lines and two-toned color on top of some detailed and gorgeous background art. The story here is fun bopping along between a critical look at social media sites and the intricacies of family dynamics. A fun movie to watch and one I hope to own!
Absolute recommendation!

May 21, 2012

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie!! The art is really good, characters dynamic, storyline EXTREMELY interesting, the world is very exciting and well developed, and the music is FANTASTIC!!!
Amazing amazing amazing. It's fun right off the bat.

Jun 06, 2011


May 31, 2011

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usagikurosaki Dec 01, 2011

"Of course this family would bet their lives on Hanafuda..." --Uncle Wabisuke


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