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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)
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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 in her grandmother's 90th birthday. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Great animation, great story, great movie. See more (39 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
Ichirô Nagai ... Mansuke Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
Tadashi Nakamura ... Mansaku Jin'nôchi (voice: Japanese version) (uncredited)
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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
Masaru Hamada .... character designer
Yoshiyuki Sadamoto .... character designer
 
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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Trivia:
The guardians of Oz are named after John Lennon and Yoko OnoSee more »
Quotes:
Takashi Sakuma:Please tell me you didn't break the internet.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Bokura no natsu no yumeSee more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great animation, great story, great movie., 23 February 2011
Author: lewiskendell from United States

Summer Wars is another excellent movie from Madhouse and Mamoru Hosada, the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Like TGWLTT, Summer Wars is a science fiction movie with heart. Instead of the humorous, poignant tone of the previous movie, Summer Wars focuses on family bonds and the inherent potential for mayhem that is an unavoidable part of our incredibly connected, increasingly virtual society. It's an easy to follow story that should have a lot of appeal for a broad audience.

The dubbing and animation are wonderful, and the fact that so much of the events play out in the virtual world provides a lot of opportunities for some eye-catching visuals. The music is fine, but not quite up to the fantastic score of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

I slightly prefer TGWLTT, but both movies are fully recommended and I've given them the same score. They're wonderful films, even in comparison to the amazing movies that have been coming out of Studio Ghibli for years. I can't wait to see what Hosada is working on next.

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