Summer Wars (Samâ Wôzu)

de Mamoru Hosada


It’s summer and Kenji, who works as a computer technician for the virtual world of Oz (imagine facebook a handful of decades in the future), is invited by the most popular girl at his high school to her expansive family’s home. In the middle of their vacation, a hacker infiltrates the network and takes control of Oz, plunging humanity into absolute chaos. Mamoru Hosada continues where Hayao Miyazaki leaves off in this film loaded with action and emotion that combines beautiful tradition and humor with one of the season’s most imaginative creations: the luminous world of Oz. Virtual rabbit-like heroes take on monstrous shadows in this indisputable summit of anime.


Mamoru Hosada

In 1991 he began to work for Toei Animation. Creator of the famous TV series Digimon, he has won the Anima’t Award three times, with The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (06), Summer Wars (09) and Wolf Children (12).

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Section: Official Fantàstic Panorama
Original language: Japanese