Saturday, October 5, 2013

Summer Wars (Anime) Review

Summer Wars Anime Review

Summer Wars
Summer Wars
I was not sure what to think of Summer Wars. I really still do not know how I feel about the movie yet. If I had watched it in Subtitles I feel like I would have appreciated it better, but sadly I watched it in English.

Summer Wars Plot

Summer Wars Plot
Summer Wars revolves around a high school boy named Kenji Koiso. He is a very intelligent teen. His classmate, Natsuki Shinohara asks him to travel with her to her grandmothers 90th birthday. While he is there, a message comes through and asks him to solve a mathematical code. Not recognizing it, he solves the code and goes to sleep. He actually ends up solving the code to the OZ infrastructure. Being known as the avatar that destroyed OZ, Kenji must find a way to save it. He gets help from Natsuki's family.
Suddenly, Natsuki's older cousin comes back into to town. His name is Wabisuke Jinnouchi. He is the creator of 'Love Machine,' the creature that is taking over OZ. He comes back to spend time with his family and ends up helping Kenji take down his creation.

Summer Wars Characters

Summer Wars Characters
Characters of Summer Wars
There are really a lot of characters in Summer Wars. I am only going to mention the ones crucial to the story line.
Kenji Koiso is the main character. He is a very intelligent student and very handy with programs. He is very clumsy and always seeming to get into unnecessary trouble. His friend, Natsuki Shinohara, us the other main character of the movie. She is the popular girl type and is on her way to visit her great grandmother. She is in love with Wabisuke which is her older second cousin. He creates "Love Machine" that ends up taking down OZ with Kenji's help. He was forced to leave his home several years ago and only recently came back. Kazuma Ikezawa is aNatsuki's younger cousin. He is actually a very powerful character in OZ called King Kazma.

Summer Wars the World of OZ

Summer Wars the World of OZ
The World of Oz
 Oz is basically a virtual reality world in which games, show, telephones, computers, well everything is connected. It is a like an ultimate Internet area. If OZ shut downs, everything shuts down. The world of Japan is basically living off of OZ. Here avatars are created that would best suit your personality.

 Summer Wars was not all it was hyped up to be. When ever I asked somebody about this anime, everyone said it was great. Even all the critics and magazines say it was great. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time was a good, so I figured Summer Wars would be as well. To me, it really was not good. Like I said it could have been because I watched it in English, but I really do not think that is what it was.

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Overall Grade 5/10


  1. I like watching with both subtitles and English overdubbing at the same time. Baka!

    1. Yeah, it is really neat to see the translating difference.