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SUMMER WARS

Young math genius Kenji’s summer is thrown for a loop when his classmate Natsuki tricks him into posing as his fiancé at an extended family reunion—but that’s nothing compared to what happens when his math skills are exploited to crack the security for the worldwide virtual reality network “OZ”. 

Berlin International Film Festival, 2010
Generation 14plus

Locarno International Film Festival, 2009
Concorso Internazionale

Sitges International Film Festival, 2009
Best Animated Feature

New York International Children’s Film Festival, 2010
North American Premiere

Fantasia International Film Festival, 2010

Japanese Academy Awards, 2010
Animation of the Year

Japan Media Arts Festival, 2009
Animation Grand Prize

By the acclaimed director of:

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki


Box Office hit in Japan
17,5 Million US $

Rotten Tomatoes: 76% of positive reviews

“Spectacular! Visionary! Mind-Bending! Staggering!”

VARIETY

“Hosoda is the new king, the best story teller working within the animated medium in Japan and - quite possibly - the world.”

TWITCH

“Summer Wars is an exciting and absorbing new anime that looks set to appeal to the teen fraternity with its mix of spectacular visuals, thoughtful family-orientated subplot and an obsession with computer gaming.”

SCREEN

“A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.”

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

Mamoru Hosoda
2009 | Japan | Adventure, Comedy | 114'