History Anime / SummerWars

21st Aug '16 9:01:31 PM gjjones
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The project was first announced without a title at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair, and the first trailer of the film was released in April 2009. Audience interest was fueled primarily through word of mouth and Internet publicity. Two manga adaptations of the film were published ahead of the film's release in Japan and South Korea. It was nominated for the 2009 Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival. Creator/FUNimation acquired the distribution rights to the film, and has set it up with some of their biggest names in ADR dubbing. [=FUNimation=] also set up a theatrical release in select cites starting in December 2010, and a DVD and Blu-Ray release in February 2011. It was gunning for an Oscar nomination, which it failed to get.

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The project was first announced without a title at the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair, and the first trailer of the film was released in April 2009. Audience interest was fueled primarily through word of mouth and Internet publicity. Two manga adaptations of the film were published ahead of the film's release in Japan and South Korea. It was nominated for the 2009 Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival. Creator/FUNimation acquired the distribution rights to the film, and has set it up with some of their biggest names in ADR dubbing. [=FUNimation=] also set up a theatrical release in select cites starting in December 2010, and a DVD and Blu-Ray release in February 2011. It was gunning for an Oscar nomination, which it failed to get.
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21st Aug '16 11:14:14 AM Kuresshendotora
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* XMeetsY: ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' meets ''Film/WarGames'' with a dip of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs''.
18th Aug '16 6:06:57 PM gjjones
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* {{Badass}}: The whole cast is badass in their own way.
18th Aug '16 12:03:10 PM Kuresshendotora
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* XMeetsY: ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' meets ''Film/OurWarGame'' with a dip of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs''.

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* XMeetsY: ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' meets ''Film/OurWarGame'' ''Film/WarGames'' with a dip of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs''.
18th Aug '16 12:01:38 PM Kuresshendotora
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* XMeetsY: ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' meets ''Film/OurWarGame'' with a dip of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs.

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* XMeetsY: ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' meets ''Film/OurWarGame'' with a dip of ''VideoGame/WatchDogs.''VideoGame/WatchDogs''.
18th Aug '16 12:00:51 PM Kuresshendotora
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* XMeetsY: ''[[Anime/Digimon]]'' meets ''[[Film/WarGame]]'' with a dip of ''[[VideoGame/Watch_Dogs]].

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* XMeetsY: ''[[Anime/Digimon]]'' ''Anime/{{Digimon}}'' meets ''[[Film/WarGame]]'' ''Film/OurWarGame'' with a dip of ''[[VideoGame/Watch_Dogs]].''VideoGame/WatchDogs.
18th Aug '16 11:59:17 AM Kuresshendotora
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* XMeetsY: ''[[Anime/Digimon]]'' meets ''[[Film/WarGame]]'' with a dip of ''[[VideoGame/Watch_Dogs]].
21st May '16 8:55:58 AM Kuresshendotora
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* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Family]]: The Jinnouchi family have strong vibes of this. [[spoiler: Especially in the ending with [[ShipperOnDeck encouraging Kenji and Natsuki to kiss.]]]] They even weaponize it, embarrassing Natsuki to the point where she bursts into hysterical tears and confesses everything.

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* [[AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents Amazingly Embarrassing Family]]: The Jinnouchi family have strong vibes of this. [[spoiler: Especially in the ending with [[ShipperOnDeck encouraging Kenji and Natsuki to kiss.]]]] They even weaponize weaponise it, embarrassing Natsuki to the point where she bursts into hysterical tears and confesses everything.



* BarefootCartoonAnimal: King Kazma's second form goes shoeless thus implying that he is more poweful this way.

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* BarefootCartoonAnimal: King Kazma's second form goes shoeless thus implying that he is more poweful powerful this way.



%%* BeautyMark: Nana and Kana both have one under their right eye.

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%%* * BeautyMark: Nana and Kana both have one under their right eye.



* BlueWithShock: Kenji when he found out that the math problem he solved was Oz's 256-digit decryption code.
%%* BoyishShortHair: Nana sports one.

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* BlueWithShock: Kenji when he found out that the math maths problem he solved was Oz's 256-digit decryption code.
%%* * BoyishShortHair: Nana sports one.



** The cousin's conversation during the train trip implies that some of the people [[spoiler: Sakae]] rallies in the crisis are perfectural and national goverment ministers.

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** The cousin's conversation during the train trip implies that some of the people [[spoiler: Sakae]] rallies in the crisis are perfectural prefectural and national goverment ministers.



%%* ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Yumi and Katsuhiko respectively.

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%%* * ChubbyMamaSkinnyPapa: Yumi and Katsuhiko respectively.



%%* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: It's implied that Kenji becomes this to Kazuma by the end.

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%%* * [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: It's implied that Kenji becomes this to Kazuma by the end.



%%* CoolShades: Naomi wears one throughout the film.

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%%* * CoolShades: Naomi wears one throughout the film.



* DesignStudentsOrgasm: OZ looks like it was desgined by a cartoonist.

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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: OZ looks like it was desgined designed by a cartoonist.



* DynamicEntry: King Kazma performs this little maneuver to stop Love Machine from devouring Kenji's squirrel avatar.

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* DynamicEntry: King Kazma performs this little maneuver manoeuvre to stop Love Machine from devouring Kenji's squirrel avatar.



* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Shota's guest avatar strongly resembles a monkey, which reflects back on his behavior.

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* EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Shota's Shouta's guest avatar strongly resembles a monkey, which reflects back on his behavior.behaviour.



** The first time we see Wabisuke, he's [[PetTheDog petting the dog]] and asking if he's forgotten him. [[spoiler: It's a hint that in spite of his bastard demeanor and strained relationship with grandma, he's not so bad after all.]]

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** The first time we see Wabisuke, he's [[PetTheDog petting the dog]] and asking if he's forgotten him. [[spoiler: It's a hint that in spite of his bastard demeanor demeanour and strained relationship with grandma, he's not so bad after all.]]



%%* FatAndSkinny: A family version. Tasuke (father) is the Fat and Shota (son) is the Skinny.

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%%* * FatAndSkinny: A family version. Tasuke (father) is the Fat and Shota (son) is the Skinny.



* {{Frameup}}; Love Machine initially uses Kenji's avatar and account, causing him to be blamed for hacking Oz. Eventually, he gets exonerated.

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* {{Frameup}}; {{Frameup}}: Love Machine initially uses Kenji's avatar and account, causing him to be blamed for hacking Oz. Eventually, he gets exonerated.



* GenreSavvy: Sakae clearly sees through the fake fiance ruse, and just as clearly realizes how [[RomanticComedy that kind of thing usually ends]].

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* GenreSavvy: Sakae clearly sees through the fake fiance fiancé ruse, and just as clearly realizes how [[RomanticComedy that kind of thing usually ends]].



** [[spoiler: When Love Machine gets the upper hand in the Hanafuda battle and Natuski does not has enough accounts to bet with. The whole world, who was watching the battle, starts sending their accounts to help her out.]]

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** [[spoiler: When Love Machine gets the upper hand in the Hanafuda battle and Natuski Natsuki does not has enough accounts to bet with. The whole world, who was watching the battle, starts sending their accounts to help her out.]]



* HappyBirthdayToYou: After the first fight with Love Machine, there's a cut where some of the family are practicing this song. [[spoiler:After surviving family trauma, averting an cyber-apocalypse, and surviving the satellite equivalent of a nuclear bomb, the next day]], all of the family, [[spoiler: bar Wabisuke, and including Kenji]], sing this, with weird props, like plastic wands, party hats, a taiko drum, and even a puppet, to [[spoiler: the deceased]] Granny Sakae.

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* HappyBirthdayToYou: After the first fight with Love Machine, there's a cut where some of the family are practicing practising this song. [[spoiler:After surviving family trauma, averting an cyber-apocalypse, and surviving the satellite equivalent of a nuclear bomb, the next day]], all of the family, [[spoiler: bar Wabisuke, and including Kenji]], sing this, with weird props, like plastic wands, party hats, a taiko drum, and even a puppet, to [[spoiler: the deceased]] Granny Sakae.



%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: Kenji is this with his friend, Sakuma.

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%%* * HeterosexualLifePartners: Kenji is this with his friend, Sakuma.



* HotBlooded: Shota is regularly shouting about something or running somewhere. His relatives basically tell him to chill.

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* HotBlooded: Shota Shouta is regularly shouting about something or running somewhere. His relatives basically tell him to chill.



* LightIsGood: Natsuki's upgraded avatar has a white priestess outift that has angel wings and shines with white light.

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* LightIsGood: Natsuki's upgraded avatar has a white priestess outift outfit that has angel wings and shines with white light.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: You'll have to rewatch that dinner scene (and have a chart handy) if you care to know the full extent of the (immediate) Jinnouichi family.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: You'll have to rewatch re-watch that dinner scene (and have a chart handy) if you care to know the full extent of the (immediate) Jinnouichi family.



* MegatonPunch: Kazuma does this to a random opponent early in the movie; a giant armored crab that he destroys by punching one of its claws so hard that all of its armor is blown off. Later he does it to Love Machine after [[spoiler:he gets his avatar back, and after Love Machine's been sufficiently weakened.]]

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* MegatonPunch: Kazuma does this to a random opponent early in the movie; a giant armored armoured crab that he destroys by punching one of its claws so hard that all of its armor armour is blown off. Later he does it to Love Machine after [[spoiler:he gets his avatar back, and after Love Machine's been sufficiently weakened.]]



* MissionControl: Sakuma co-ordinates the Jinnouichi counterattack on Love Machine from his dorm room because he's a minor OZ admin.

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* MissionControl: Sakuma co-ordinates the Jinnouichi counterattack Jinnouchi counter-attack on Love Machine from his dorm room because he's a minor OZ admin.



** Kenji initially thinks it's his fault that Love Machine acquired access to OZ's mainfraim because he cracked the code. [[spoiler:It's ultimately subverted: not only did several people around the world solve it before him, but he had made a mistake on the last word anyway.]]

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** Kenji initially thinks it's his fault that Love Machine acquired access to OZ's mainfraim mainframe because he cracked the code. [[spoiler:It's ultimately subverted: not only did several people around the world solve it before him, but he had made a mistake on the last word anyway.]]



* PeekABangs: Kazuma, and later King Kazma, modeled after Kazuma. It fits with his stoic isolation.

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* PeekABangs: Kazuma, and later King Kazma, modeled modelled after Kazuma. It fits with his stoic isolation.



* PlotTailoredToTheParty: In a story that revolves around the theme of family, there's no surprise that the 'war' the titles refers to is waged by pooling all the various family member's resources and skills each member has. Who would have thought being good at card games, math problems, and fighting games would be so critical for survival? It's more believable than most examples. They are a fairly large family and one of the members invented the AI so they know how to beat it. They are obviously choosing to combat the AI on their own terms. For example, they could have challenged Love Machine to any game, but chose a specific card game the family was good at. Furthermore, the use of a fisherman's boat as a power source, a salesman's super-computers, and a trio of firefighters' skills come in handy at multiple points during the movie.

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* PlotTailoredToTheParty: In a story that revolves around the theme of family, there's no surprise that the 'war' the titles refers to is waged by pooling all the various family member's resources and skills each member has. Who would have thought being good at card games, math maths problems, and fighting games would be so critical for survival? It's more believable than most examples. They are a fairly large family and one of the members invented the AI so they know how to beat it. They are obviously choosing to combat the AI on their own terms. For example, they could have challenged Love Machine to any game, but chose a specific card game the family was good at. Furthermore, the use of a fisherman's boat as a power source, a salesman's super-computers, and a trio of firefighters' skills come in handy at multiple points during the movie.



%%* PostCyberPunk

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%%* * PostCyberPunk



* RedOniBlueOni: A family version. Tasuke (father) is the Blue Oni and Shota (son) is the Red Oni because the latter is more hotblood and less rational than the former.

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* RedOniBlueOni: A family version. Tasuke (father) is the Blue Oni and Shota (son) is the Red Oni because the latter is more hotblood HotBlooded and less rational than the former.



** Sakae uses a Hanafuda game to analyze Kenji's character, and implies that Natsuki chose well despite herself.

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** Sakae uses a Hanafuda game to analyze analyse Kenji's character, and implies that Natsuki chose well despite herself.



** The visual style of OZ, especially [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VkeK3aU8L-o/TbW73ZuGvkI/AAAAAAAAB44/LWs6yhlNl1Q/s1600/719xSummerWarsBR1280x720Sub-Espm-9.jpg the large centerpiece in the middle]], is highly reminiscent of the works of Japanese artist [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4gF6YuGUwVM/S9SCIpSn-0I/AAAAAAAANtc/ww_Bs6Dr7X8/s1600/Murakami%2520002_jpg.jpg Takashi Murakami]].

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** The visual style of OZ, especially [[http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VkeK3aU8L-o/TbW73ZuGvkI/AAAAAAAAB44/LWs6yhlNl1Q/s1600/719xSummerWarsBR1280x720Sub-Espm-9.jpg the large centerpiece centrepiece in the middle]], is highly reminiscent of the works of Japanese artist [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4gF6YuGUwVM/S9SCIpSn-0I/AAAAAAAANtc/ww_Bs6Dr7X8/s1600/Murakami%2520002_jpg.jpg Takashi Murakami]].



** Love Machine, using Kenji's hijacked avatar, dons a blue cape with stars on it and stands atop a rocky point waving his arms about directing his stolen avatars, strongly resembling the scene in [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} "The Sorceror's Apprentice"]] where Mickey directs the stars in the sky. Love Machine's final form of a great dark shape with two protrusions on its head, shown from the waist up coming out from atop the ruins of the prison it broke out of, also bears a very strong resemblance to Chernobog in Night on Bald Mountain. For that matter, the music sounds like Night on Bald Mountain.

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** Love Machine, using Kenji's hijacked avatar, dons a blue cape with stars on it and stands atop a rocky point waving his arms about directing his stolen avatars, strongly resembling the scene in [[Disney/{{Fantasia}} "The Sorceror's Sorcerer's Apprentice"]] where Mickey directs the stars in the sky. Love Machine's final form of a great dark shape with two protrusions on its head, shown from the waist up coming out from atop the ruins of the prison it broke out of, also bears a very strong resemblance to Chernobog in Night on Bald Mountain. For that matter, the music sounds like Night on Bald Mountain.



** Kenji's hijacked avatar carrying an enormous key is a blatant reference to [[VideoGame/KingdomHearts Sora]].



%%* SmokingIsCool: Naomi is seen smoking when talking to the other female Jinnouchi members.

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%%* * SmokingIsCool: Naomi is seen smoking when talking to the other female Jinnouchi members.



%%* SpiritedYoungLady: Natsuki.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: '''Definitely''' on the side of idealism. Despite bad blood, misundestandings, and tragedy, this family pulls together and saves the day.

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%%* * SpiritedYoungLady: Natsuki.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: '''Definitely''' on the side of idealism. Despite bad blood, misundestandings, misunderstandings, and tragedy, this family pulls together and saves the day.



* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom: Love Machine isn't nearly as pleasant a program as its name would lead you to believe. Justified in that [[spoiler: it was named by a Japanese programmer with an odd sense of humor]].

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* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom: Love Machine isn't nearly as pleasant a program as its name would lead you to believe. Justified in that [[spoiler: it was named by a Japanese programmer with an odd sense of humor]].humour]].



** Kenji is a math genius.

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** Kenji is a math maths genius.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mansuke has a liking towards squid. He has three whole crates of the stuff. The rest of the family does not share his favoring.

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* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Mansuke has a liking towards squid. He has three whole crates of the stuff. The rest of the family does not share his favoring.favouring.



%%* UnluckyEverydude: Kenji.

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%%* * UnluckyEverydude: Kenji.



%%* WomanInWhite: Natsuki.

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%%* * WomanInWhite: Natsuki.
15th Apr '16 9:51:33 AM Gamermaster
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* MeetTheInLaws: Something of a variation since Natsuki and Kenji aren't actually dating and it's Natsuki's extended family rather than her parents.
11th Apr '16 6:54:25 PM atatatat4
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