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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


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Mamoru Hosoda Mamoru Hosoda
(story)
Satoko Okudera Satoko Okudera
(screenplay)


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7 years, 8 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

6 years, 7 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 Kenji is introduced as her fiance. Kenji feels uncomfortable surrounded by her relatives but plays along. Then a message arrives for Kenji from an unknown sender describing a cryptic puzzle that will cause the world to be involved in a serious crisis with the virtual world of Oz. This is when Natsuki's ... (more)
Release date: 1 August 2009
Tags: Anime (10), Animation (5), Japan (5), 2000s (3), Internet (3), 2009 (3), Social Networking (3), Family (3), Japanese (2), Love (1), East Asia (1), Death (1), (1), Hosoda (1), NonAmerican (1), Asian (1), FamilyRelation (1), Foreign Language (1), Mamoru Hosoda (1), School (1)
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