Summer Wars

Release date:December 29, 2010


Director:Mamoru Hosoda

MPAA Rating:PG (for action violence, some suggestive content, language, mild thematic material and incidental sm


Starring:Maeghan Albach, Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Tia Lynn Ballard, Anthony Bowling, John Burgmeier, Chris Burnett, Shelley Calene-Black, Colleen Clinkenbeard

Genre:Comedy, Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure

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Plot Summary:

Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job ā€“ passing himself off as Natsuki's boyfriend for four days during her grandmother's 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control, to nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful, and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake ā€“ and it is up to Kenji, Natsuki, and her extended family to band together to try to stop the mayhem.