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Summer Wars (Samâ wôzu) (2009)

Summer Wars
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7.6 IMDB rating

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Ryunosuke Kamiki

Ryunosuke Kamiki

Kenji Koiso
Nanami Sakuraba

Nanami Sakuraba

Natsuki Shinohara
Mitsuki Tanimura

Mitsuki Tanimura

Kazuma Ikezawa
Takahiro Yokokawa

Takahiro Yokokawa

Takashi Sakuma
Mieko Nobusawa

Mieko Nobusawa

Mariko Jin'nôchi
Mutsumi Sasaki

Mutsumi Sasaki

Kazuo Shinohara
Takashi Kobayashi

Takashi Kobayashi

Tasuke Jin'nôchi
Yoji Tanaka

Yoji Tanaka

Yorihiko Jin'nôchi


Written by
Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda

(story)
Satoko Okudera

Satoko Okudera

screenplay


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Review

3 years, 4 months ago at Apr 11 22:42
(May contain spoilers. And English mistakes. Sorry about that.)

Summer Wars is a feature-length anime, directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) in 2009. It was produced by Madhouse Studios.

Summer Wars tells the story of Kenji, a shy boy who one day is “recruited” by Natsuki, an older coleague, for a summer job at her family's home. However, as... read more

trippy and absurd

2 years, 3 months ago at May 2 23:55
I cant help but wonder what was the idea behind this movie... I try but I´m clueless nevertheless. I guess it tries to unify way too many issues (family, tecnology, love, social networks, anime, videogames, japan history and the list goes on) in a movie meant for teens but also for kids, young adults, adults and perhaps some grannies.

It fails but it´s interesting enough (the end... read more
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Description: Kenji, a genius in mathematics, works part-time as a programmer for the virtual world Oz on the internet. His senior at the company is Natsuki Shinohara, whom Kenji has a crush on. One day, Natsuki offers to pay Kenji if he would act as her fiance on a trip to visit her family in a rural village. When they arrive at the village Ken ... (more)
Release date: 1 August 2009
Anime (9), Animation (5), Japan (4), Social Networking (3), 2000s (3), Internet (3), Family (3), Japanese (2), Love (1), End Of World (1), Humour (1), Mamoru Hosoda (1), Adventure (1), East Asia (1), Hosoda (1), School (1), Fight (1), Death (1), FamilyRelation (1), Comedy (1)
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