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Summer Wars (2009) More at IMDbPro »Samâ uôzu (original title)

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Summer Wars -- Kenji, an young math genius, takes a summer job to be near his crush, Natuski. While getting involved with Natsuki and her family, he discovers a mathematical equation that is causing a parallel world's collision with earth.

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Director:
Writers:
Mamoru Hosoda (story) and
Satoko Okudera (screenplay)
Contact:
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Release Date:
1 August 2009 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
11 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
This is how you make animation! See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Kenji Koiso (voice: Japanese version)
Nanami Sakuraba ... Natsuki Shinohara (voice: Japanese version)

Mitsuki Tanimura ... Kazuma Ikezawa (voice: Japanese version)
Takahiro Yokokawa ... Takashi Sakuma (voice: Japanese version)
Mieko Nobusawa ... Mariko Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Mutsumi Sasaki ... Kazuo Shinohara (voice: Japanese version)
Takashi Kobayashi ... Tasuke Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Yôji Tanaka ... Yorihiko Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Kiyomi Tanigawa ... Yukiko Shinohara (voice: Japanese version)
Hashiya Nakamura ... Kunihiko Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Sakiko Tamagawa ... Rika Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Kaori Yamagata ... Naomi Miwa (voice: Japanese version)
Takuya Kirimoto ... Ri'ichi Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Mitsutaka Itakura ... Katsuhiko Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Tagame Tamura ... Kiyomi Ikezawa (voice: Japanese version)
Eiko Kanazawa ... Noriko Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Chigusa Takaku ... Nana Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Yutaka Shimizu ... Shota Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Naoto Adachi ... Ryohei Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Riisa Naka ... Yûmi Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Sumire Morohoshi ... Mao Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Yuki Imai ... Shingo Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Rikito Ota ... Yuhei Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Hinano Minagawa ... Kana Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Ayumu Saitô ... Wabisuke Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Sumiko Fuji ... Sakae Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Kenji Koiso (voice: English version)

Brina Palencia ... Natsuki Shinohara (voice: English version)

Pam Dougherty ... Sakae Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)

Todd Haberkorn ... Takashi Sakuma (voice: English version)
J. Michael Tatum ... Wabisuke Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Maxey Whitehead ... Kazuma Ikezawa (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Mansuke Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Mariko Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)

Lydia Mackay ... Naomi Miwa (voice: English version)
Mike McFarland ... Shota Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)

Monica Rial ... Yûmi Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Barry Yandell ... Mansaku Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)

Chuck Huber ... Ri'ichi Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Cynthia Cranz ... Rika Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
John Burgmeier ... Tasuke Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Christopher Sabat ... Katsuhiko Jin'nôchi (voice: English version) (as Christopher R. Sabat)
Robert McCollum ... Yorihiko Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Brittney Karbowski ... Yuhei Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Alison Viktorin ... Shingo Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Patrick Seitz ... Kunihiko Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Colleen Clinkenbeard ... Noriko Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Jennifer Seman ... Kiyomi Ikezawa (voice: English version)

Cherami Leigh ... Mao Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Caitlin Glass ... Nana Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)

Bill Jenkins ... Kazuo Shinohara (voice: English version)
Anastasia Munoz ... Yukiko Shinohara (voice: English version)
Jason Liebrecht ... Ryohei Jin'nôchi (voice: English version)
Tia Lynn Ballard ... Kana Jin'nôchi (voice: English version) (as Tia Ballard)

Alexis Tipton ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Joel McDonald ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Phil Parsons ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Liza Gonzalez ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Trina Nishimura ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Maeghan Albach ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Anthony Bowling ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Scott Freeman ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Mary Morgan ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
R. Bruce Elliott ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Chris Ayres ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kara Edwards ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Chris Cason ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Sonny Strait ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Clarine Harp ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

John Gremillion ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Eric Vale ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Mark Stoddard ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Grant James ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Chris Burnett ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Greg Silva ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Stephanie Young ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dave Trosko ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Jim Foronda ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tobias Diakow ... Kenji Koiso (voice: German version)
Shin'ichi Hatori

Bari Suzuki ... Additional Voices (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Mansuke Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Tadashi Nakamura ... Mansaku Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mamoru Hosoda 
 
Writing credits
Mamoru Hosoda (story)

Satoko Okudera  screenplay

Produced by
Justin Cook .... producer: FUNimation
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation
Carly Hunter .... producer: FUNimation
Shin'ichirô Inoue .... executive producer
Takuya Itô .... producer
Mike McFarland .... line producer: FUNimation
Seiji Okuda .... executive producer
Yuichiro Sato .... producer
Nozomu Takahashi .... producer
Takafumi Watanabe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Akihiko Matsumoto 
 
Film Editing by
Shigeru Nishiyama 
 
Production Design by
Yôji Takeshige 
 
Art Department
Anri Johjo .... chief art designer (as Anri Jôjô)
 
Sound Department
Mike McFarland .... adr director
 
Visual Effects by
Mihai Cioroba .... research & development: Digital Frontier
 
Animation Department
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... animation director
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... key animator
Koichi Arai .... key animator
Kenji Hachizaki .... key animator
Masaru Hamada .... character designer
Hiroshi Kawaguchi .... key animator
Sawako Miyamoto .... key animator
Takashi Mukouda .... key animator
Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru .... key animator
Tatsuzou Nishida .... key animator
Kazuo Oga .... background artist
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto .... character designer
Masako Sato .... key animator
Atsuko Tanaka .... key animator
Naoki Tate .... key animator
Hideaki Yoshio .... key animator
 
Editorial Department
Casey Barteau .... video engineer: FUNimation
Ashley Rosse .... video editing
 
Music Department
Kae M. Black .... orchestrator
Koji Hajima .... conductor
Yoichiro Kano .... music mixer
Mayuko Katakura .... music engineer
Mayuko Katakura .... music mixer
Randy Miller .... composer: additional music
Akira Morishita .... music programmer
Kozue Okada .... music producer
Eiji Uchinuma .... music engineer
Akira Morishita .... music engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Masao Maruyama .... planner
Yutaka Tachibana .... production staff
Noriko Takaya .... harmony process
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Samâ uôzu" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for action violence, some suggestive content, language, mild thematic material and incidental smoking
Runtime:
114 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Warner Brothers originally considered localizing the film themselves before licensing it off to FUNimation Entertainment.See more »
Quotes:
Sakae Jinnouchi:Never turn your back on family, even when they hurt you. Never let life get the better of you. And if you remember nothing else, remember to find time to eat together as a family. Even when times are rough; especially when times are rough. There's no lack of painful things in this world, but hunger and loneliness must surely be two of the worst.Thanks to you, my precious family, I didn't know a moment of either of those the last ninety years.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Bokura no natsu no yumeSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
This is how you make animation!, 30 November 2012
Author: Dennis van den Heuvel from Netherlands

As Kenji, a high school student, takes on a job for the most popular girl in school, Natsuki, stuff is quickly spiralling out of control for him. Not only is this job for Natsuki not entirely what he had expected, but an A.I. has taken over his Avatar in the virtual world of Oz, wreaking allsorts of havoc. This is the premise of a roller-coaster ride that is exciting, sweet, strange, touching, funny, cool, exhilarating and most of all, a lot of fun. If someone asked me to make a good animation /science fiction/ romance/ action/ comedy/ drama/ movie about a virtual world, a family, Japanse high school students in a save the world kind of scenario: I'd probably laugh in their faces... Director Mamoru Hosoda however likely said something along these lines:"Yeah, sounds cool!". And continued on to make an awesome movie. It baffles me how he pulled this off with this wacky scenario, every scene sets the right tone, has the perfect pacing and touches the right strings at the right time. Summer Wars (and the also amazing Girl Who Leapt Through Time) made it clear to me Japan has the one of the best directors on the planet in animation with Mamoru Hosoda, and I can't wait to see what more he will conjure up. Highly recommended!

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