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MIT to Host Free Screening of Summer Wars

I wanna goooooo!

It was just yesterday, as I was talking about up-and-coming director Naoyoshi Shiotani, that I also thought about Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars and how very much I'd like to get a shot at seeing it for myself. And hey, here's my opportunity! Well, kinda.

AnimeNation reports that MIT is hosting a free public screening of the 2009 anime film by the director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on March 1st, and that Hosoda himself will be there to take part in a Q&A panel after the screening. That's the second time I've wanted to go to Boston in the last few days! ( Here's the first.)
 
The story revolves around a math genius who mostly just plays MMOs who agrees to go spend time in a more rural setting with his crush and her family, only to wind up involved in a major hacking scheme for his favorite MMO.
 
Which sounds very awesome, and I really wish I could go. I know we have a few Bostonians around the site-- any of you free to make it? And for those of us who can't: what would you ask Hosoda, given the opportunity? I'm curious as to which one he enjoyed more, creating an anime based on a new original work (as in Summer Wars), or starting with a beloved novel and creating a story within its universe (as with Girl Who Leapt Through Time).
danielm staff on Feb. 11, 2010 at 3:39 p.m.
Was there a Hot Springs scene in there? I'm really learning something from those 3 Minute Experts!
giaon Feb. 11, 2010 at 4:54 p.m.
@danielm: Mwahaha, my evil scheme to educate people is working!
 
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I'm not very good at being evil ^^
kratos1010on Feb. 11, 2010 at 6:32 p.m.
Will be going!
lanaswifton Feb. 11, 2010 at 11:37 p.m.
@kratos1010:
I want photos of Hosoda-sensei.
John_Martoneon Feb. 12, 2010 at 12:37 p.m.
That looks really fun! I dunno how much of that was the music, but the trailer left me with a really good vibe.

Dig Deeper into Summer Wars

Summer Wars is a movie of Kenji Koiso who's hired to play the fiancee of Natsuki Shinohara for her family reunion when his OZ account is hacked and shuts down the program all Japan depends on to function. Kenji must fix this with the help and support of Natsuki's family.

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