Mamoru Hosoda Retrospective
Summer Wars takes place in a world that co-exists with a virtual community named OZ. Kenji is a typical teenage misfit: he’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community, OZ. His virtual life is the only life he has—until an encounter with the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, who invites him on a trip to Ueda, Nagano. While spending time with Natsuki’s extended family, the Jinnouchis, Kenji receives an email with a suspicious code. The following day, a mysterious avatar appears in OZ, destroying its maintenance system and causing chaos throughout the real world. Under the leadership of Jinnouchi matriarch, Granny Sakae (voiced by Fuji Sumiko), the battle with the enemy begins.
2009 | 114 min | with English Subtitles | Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
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