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
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.