Summer Wars (Blu-ray)

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Description

Fantasy anime feature about a teenage boy who moves to Nagano with his crush, in order to fool her 90-year-old grandmother into thinking that she is engaged. Kenji (voice of Ryunosuke Kamiki) is a shy eleventh-grade student when he is asked by the confident, older pupil Natsuki (Nanami Sakuraba) to take a summer job at her home. Upon arriving, he is shocked to learn that the job requires him to pose as Natsuki's fiancé. Their romance is interrupted, however, when Kenji receives a mysterious text message containing a mathematical problem. Being a maths whiz kid, Kenji can't resist solving it, but he soon realises disaster has struck - he has caused the seizure of a huge social networking site that is used by most of the world's businesses and services. It is now up to Kenji and his newly-acquired family to put things right...

Product Details

Barcode
5022366802444
Department
Movies & TV
Released
28 Mar 2011
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Anime
Region
Region B
Language
Japanese
Secondary Languages
English
Studio
Manga Entertainment
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
  • Interviews: Mamoru Hosoda (Director), Cast
Runtime
114 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Summer Wars
Release Year
2009
Running Time
115 min
Language
Japanese
Categories
Comedies / Adventure / Animation / Math / Science-Fiction / Teenage / Teenagers
Synopsis
An adolescent math wiz unintentionally plunges the virtual world into chaos by solving a numerological riddle that makes the global network vulnerable to attack in this animated sci-fi adventure comedy. When Natsuki asks Kenji to pose as her boyfriend at her grandmother's upcoming birthday party, the smitten young numbers man jumps at the opportunity. But his summer of romance takes an unexpected turn when Kenji receives a complex math riddle on his cell phone, and solves it without a second thought. In the process, however, Kenji breaches the security of Oz, an extensive virtual realm containing everything from online shopping records to sensitive government documents and even the codes to launch nuclear weapons. Later, when a malicious AI program dubbed Love Machine begins gathering all of this data and threatens to bring the entire information infrastructure to its knees, Kenji, Natsuki, and her family must figure out a way to clear up the mess before it plunges the planet into chaos.
Cast & Crew
Director
Mamoru Hosoda
Voice
Tia Ballard / John Burgmeier / Shelley Calene-Black / Colleen Clinkenbeard / Cynthia Cranz / Pam Dougherty / Caitlin Glass / Todd Haberkorn / Chuck Huber / Bill Jenkins / Britteny Karbowski / Cherami Leigh / Jason Liebrecht / Lydia Mackay / Robert McCollum / Mike McFarland / Anastasia Munoz / Brina Palencia / Monica Rial / Christopher Sabat / Patrick Seitz / Jennifer Seman / Michael Sinterniklaas / John Swasey / J. Michael Tatum / Alison Viktorin / Maxey Whitehead / Barry Yandell
Screenwriter
Satoko Okudera
Composer
Akihiko Matsumoto / Tatsuro Yamashita
Director of Photography
Yukihiro Masumoto
Director of Animation
Hiroyuki Aoyama / Shigeru Fujita / Kunihiko Hamada / Tatsuzo Nishita / Ozakim Kazutaka
Character Design
Masaru Hamada / Mina Okazaki / Takashi Okazaki / Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Movie Critics
Hollywood Reporter
"[I]ts thematic ambition and dazzling visual style ultimately make it one of the more rewarding anime efforts to reach these shores."
Frank Scheck (4 Jan 2010, )
Los Angeles Times
"[A] superb example of Japanese anime, balancing science fiction fantasy with a paean to the timeless value of family life."
Kevin Thomas (6 Jan 2010, )
Wall Street Journal
"[The filmmakers] create brilliant images and manipulate them with blithe abandon."
(21 Jan 2011, )