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Summer Wars

Summer Wars


Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, science fiction, thriller
Themes: computers, family, social-networking, technology, virtual reality
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: 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, 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 fiancé 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 hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world’s social and business traffic flows.
Running time: 114 minutes
Vintage: 2009-07-29

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So anybody else positively drooling at the thought of the forthcoming release of Summer Wars?

It’s by the same guy that did The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Even without subs (no idea what’s going on >.< ) the trailer looks great.

The Warner Brothers logo also give me hope that it may get a release in the US and the UK.

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Summer Wars’ Current U.S. Theatrical Dates Listed

posted on 2010-11-13 01:50 EST
Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Denver, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Honolulu, Seattle

Summer Wars Submitted for Oscar Nominations

posted on 2010-11-14 08:07 EST
15 films submitted for 3 spots; 16+ must be accepted for 5-nominee field

Summer Wars to Be Screened in Austin, Dallas, D.C.

posted on 2011-01-05 21:33 EST

I thought I’d post this here to let everyone know it seems like some perhaps a lot of people are not getting a slipcover or the the art cards that are supposed to be with the first pressings. Pretty sure the slipcover is not exclusive to the first pressing so if you did not get them I’d contact Funimation.

Not sure how this happened. My guess is they used two different replicators and one of them did not put the slipcover or artcards in.

I got mine and while the art cards are not that great the slipcover is something I’d be complaining about not getting.

Just to let you know the Oklahoma City Museum of Art will be showing Summer Wars from Thursday, March 17 through Sunday, March 20. Times are 7:30 PM on Thursday, 5:30 PM on Friday and Saturday (with an 8:00 Pm showing of Evangelion 2.0 following) and a 2:30 PM matinee on Sunday. Cost is $8 general admission.

From Funimations Blog:

Funimation really could have handled this thing a lot better. There has been people that have had it pre-ordered since it was available to pre-order that did not get the art cards. It looks like those people are out of luck. It sounds like they sent most of the first print stock to Retail chains.

I saw Summer Wars on the big screen at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and was blown away by the story and the animation quality. For some strange reason, they showed the movie in subtitled mode (it definitely was the Blu-ray copy) so since I have a Blu-ray player now I rented it from Netflix as soon as I could. My wife and I watched it yesterday-she loved it and I can now say the dub is outstanding, too!

Watched it on DVD and loved this movie and agree they did a great job on the movie. I strongly recommend everyone watch this movie.

FUNI BLOG: Sneak Peek of the Upcoming Summer Wars – Hosoda Collection release!

Posted by Godswill on 10/06/2016 at 3:43pm

Summer Wars - The Hosoda Collection - Official Clip - Koi Koi!

Hosoda Collection Product Spotlight: Summer Wars

by Funimation Entertainment, Nov 16th 2016

ANN Review: Summer Wars [Hosoda Collection] BD+DVD

by Rebecca Silverman, Dec 7th 2016

Funimation Streams Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars With English Dub

posted on 2017-12-21 16:10 EST
,Available now

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Anime Film Summer Wars Launches 10th Anniversary Project

March 25, 2019 9:06pm CDT
Event theme announced as “UPDATE”

Summer Wars to Celebrate Its 10th Anniversary with Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

March 29, 2019 2:10am CDT
Tie-up visual newly drawn by the film’s animation director Hiroyuki Aoyama will be revealed in May

Meiji Yasuda Life Ad Shows Glimpse of Summer Wars 10 Years Later

posted on 2019-07-02 19:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy

OZ vs. Real Life: How Our Society Has Become like ‘Summer Wars’

August 01, 2019 12:00pm CDT
Ten years after Summer Wars, we’re closer to that network landscape than you might think!

Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars Anime Film to Get 4DX Screenings for Its 10th Anniversary in Japan

November 28, 2019 2:31am CST
The film will be shown across Japan from January 17, 2020


Summer Wars Film Gets 4DX 10th Anniversary Screening in Japan in January

posted on 2019-11-29 00:24 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film opened in Japan in July 2009

Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars to Get Orchestrated Screening in Tokyo

February 05, 2020 11:42am CST
Listen to the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as you watch King Kazuma win the “war”