Mamoru Hosoda Retrospective

Summer Wars

A film by Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2009, 115 min.
In Japanese with English subtitles
Recommended for ages 8 and up

Japan • 2009

Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He’s good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has – until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual world of OZ to destroy the real world. As Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new “family” set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this “near perfect blend of social satire and science fiction.”

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Meet Your Maker

Mamoru Hosoda

Mirai, Summer Wars, The Boy and the Beast, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children Mamoru Hosoda was born in 1967 in Toyama. After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art, he joined Toei Doga studio (now Toei Animation Co, Ltd) and began his career as an animator. In 1999, he directed his first 20 […]

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