Summer Wars

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Summer Wars
HepburnSamā Wōzu
Directed byMamoru Hosoda
Screenplay bySatoko Okudera
Story byMamoru Hosoda
Produced by
  • Nozomu Takahashi
  • Takuya Ito
  • Takafumi Watanabe
  • Yuichiro Saito
CinematographyYukihiro Matsumoto
Edited byShigeru Nishiyama
Music byAkihiko Matsumoto
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures Japan
Release date
  • August 1, 2009 (2009-08-01)
Running time
114 minutes[1]
Box officeUS$18.4 million[2]

Summer Wars (Japanese: サマーウォーズ, Hepburn: Samā Wōzu) is a 2009 Japanese animated science fiction movie. It was directed by Mamoru Hosoda and produced by Madhouse. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Japan. Production of the movie started in 2006. The first trailer of the movie was released in April 2009.

Summer Wars premiered in Japan on August 1, 2009. It won the 2010 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.[3] It also won the 2010 Japan Media Arts Festival's Animation Division Grand Prize and the Anaheim International Film Festival's Audience Award for Best Animated Feature. It was nominated for the 2009 Golden Leopard award at the Locarno International Film Festival.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Summer Wars (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved March 2, 2011.
  2. "Summer Wars (2009)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved November 25, 2010.
  3. "Summer Wars Wins Japan Academy's Animation of the Year". Anime News Network. March 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-06.
  4. "L'animation japonaise à l'honneur du festival du film de Locarno" (in French). Le Point. Agence France-Presse. August 5, 2009. Archived from the original on April 15, 2012. Retrieved August 13, 2009.