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 shown in 2009 summer. As for it, the screening begins 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
See Also:
Summer Wars official North American website

Summer Wars Japanese offisial website

Various elements are included in this movie. 3D Virtual World(like a Second life), Japanese mobile internet, Avatar communication, Nintendo DS, Artificial intelligence, spoofing, Cyber-bullying, scenery of the Japanese country and big family.

This movie mobilized spectators more than one million in Japan and it won in a lot of Awards. In addition, Summer Wars is nominated for this year 's Best Animated Feature Oscar.

If you has iPhone or Android mobile, check this game apps.

http://swkoikoi.indexweb.co.jp/s-wars.ap/ [J]

You can experience the Hanafuda game of "Koi Koi" that appears in the movie.

What's hanafuda? via Wikipedia

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サマーウォーズ スタンダード・エディション [Blu-ray]

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