Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Anime Review : Summer Wars


In 2009 the creator of  The Girl Who Leapt Through Time introduced us to the wonderful world of OZ

only this OZ is not inhabited by flying monkeys and water allergic witches.

In the movie OZ is a insanely large and complex Online game where playes can do pretty much anything. from online shopping and board games to viewing news feeds and  competing in fighting arenas. But one of the biggest draws is that OZ is host to one of the most most sophisticated internet security lock that almost all organizations, both public and private sector have alot of their infer-structure in OZ.

Kenji (left) Natsuki (Right)

We then cut Kenji Koiso a timid but brilliant math genius and part time OZ admin. He has been hired by is classmate/crush Natsuki for an unknown job that has him accompany her to her grandmothers home for her 90th birthday. Kenji finds himself out of place in Natsuki's large extended family, even more so when it turns out Natsuki's job for him turns out to pretend to be her fiancé. As he contemplates why he is going along with this, he gets a odd email with a 1028 character encryption problem with the words "Solve Me!" after working on it for 4 hours he solves it and then goes to sleep.

The next morning he wakes up to find that he is now an internationally wanted man as he is suspected as the person who over night cracked the OZ security system and subsequently started to vandalize both the online world and the offline world.

It turns out that a sophisticated AI program called Love Machine was behind a mass emailing of the OZ encryption protocol to everyone in the world, and once it was solved Love Machine went to work using everything  that is connected to OZ, causing chaos everywhere, Kenji then sets off along with all of Natsuki's family to try to stop Love Machine.


So then my rating of this film. 

Animation: 10 The visuals for this movie are superb both the real world and OZ are done with amazing backgrounds and absolutely stunning fight scenes.

Sound: 9.5 The only reason this is not a 10 is because that in the english version, Kenji's voice actor is the same as Dean Venture from the Venture Bros. not a huge problem but kinda weird for me.

Plot: 10 The only is the main plot amazing but the subplots in this movie are very interesting and important in their own way. You will remember this movie for a long time.

Overall: 10 This is truly a master piece and in my opinion would have won the Oscar in animation last year if not for Disney/Pixars monopoly on the award.

I hope everyone enjoyed my first review and I look forward to your feed back.

46 comments:

  1. yeah..having two people's voices being played by the same person is definately not a good thing...looking forward to seeing it!

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  2. It's not a bad thing really, just kinda weird.

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  3. This might probably be my new favorite blog. keep the posts coming!

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  4. sounds interesting, will check it out!

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  5. this seems to be very interesting. followed :D

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  6. i liked the girl that leapt through through time, prob like this as well

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  7. Girl who leapt through time wasn't bad, I watched a bit of it. Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  8. Summer Wars is Oh-so-great! ^____^

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  9. great post. looking forward to reading your next one

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  10. Sounds... weird :) followd tho

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  11. Looks weird, I'll have to check it out. lol

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  12. Interesting. Reminds me of Welcome to NHK

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  13. Might watch this sometime, thanks. Followed. :)

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  14. looks funny enough for me to watch sometimes :)

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  15. I saw this anime at film festival in czech republic. It was really nice.

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  16. Looking for a new anime to watch, this might just be it. Thanks!

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  17. I'm gonna go check this out now. Followed!

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  18. I guess this will be worth checking out, good review fella

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  19. I've been wanting to watch this for a while, now I'm just more convinced. Followed!

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  20. Watched The Girl Who Leapt Through Time since all my friends told me it was awesome, and I think it was meh, so I'm not sure about this one either...

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  21. Very descriptive review, and absolute pleasure to read. I'll check this out at some point.

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  22. I need to watch this, everybody loves it, and the fucking detail, I LOVE the way it's drawn.

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  23. I really got to watch more movies, followed!

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  24. Damn, it must be pretty good. I don't really get into anime, but it looks alright.

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  25. Been meaning to check this out. Followed

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  26. I've always wanted to get into manga and stuff... maybe this blog can help me do that!
    Followed ;)

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  27. iv never got around to check anami or what ever its called out. Any tips for a newbie? :D

    will check back for awnsers.

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  28. this anime looks very promissing i will watch it for sure thx a lot for the review i want to see more reviews like this!!

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  29. looks interesting, good detailed post! looking forward to read more

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  30. I've always been a fan of anime

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  31. I Love it :D keep them coming.

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  32. Thanks! It sounds great, will check it out! followed++

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  33. I'm gonna have to check this one out. awesome! kinda reminds me of noien visually for some reason.

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  34. Awesome review. Def gonna check this one out, love anime. Followed!

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  35. Looks like an interesting blog will develop from this, got my follow :)

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  36. Awesome man, looks interesting. Gonna check it out, followed! :D

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  37. Damn i love those screens, it looks quite detailed, i'll give it a look! Thanks for the info :) following!

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  38. i wanna watch it, it seems good

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  39. This one looks kinda fun,I'll have to check it out. (:

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  40. looks great. gonna check it out

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  41. il def chck this anime out itlooks cool

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