Japanese Virtual World Anime Film Aims At Oscar

Are you interested in the virtual world and Japanese anime film? Then, let’s check the “Summer Wars”. “Summer wars” is a Japanese anime film released in 2009 summer in Japan. The screening has just begun in U.S.A. on December 24.


Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake…
via GKIDS.tv

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Summer Wars official North American website
Summer Wars official Japanese website [J]
A lot of elements are packed in this movie. 3D Virtual World(like Second Life), Japanese mobile internet, Avatar communication, Nintendo DS, Artificial intelligence, spoofing, Cyber-bullying, scenery of the Japanese country and big family.
This movie drew more than one million spectators in Japan, won a lot of awards. In addition, Summer Wars earns this year’s Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature.
If you have iPhone or Android mobile, check these game apps based on the movie.
http://swkoikoi.indexweb.co.jp/s-wars.ap/ [J]
You can play the Hanafuda card game, “Koi Koi”, which appeared in the movie.
What’s Hanafuda? See Wikipedia, it is a Japanese playing card and your knowing Nintendo had been a company to make/sell it before game console.
サマーウォーズ スタンダード・エディション [Blu-ray]
Amazon Japan

US Amazon.com


  1. I’m so going to check it out ^o^
    I love Japanese anime/manga and anything Asian ^o^

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