Anime Vice News

Summer Wars Flick Site Opens

An official website for the new Hosoda-directed anime film has fully opened up.

Just a quickie before I konk out for the evening: found via Moon Phase, an official website for the anime film Summer Wars, a tale that revolves around a pair of modern Japanese teenagers that go on a wacky vacation per the suggestion of an elderly woman, has opened up.

The film is set to be released this summer, and if the visual style looks familiar, it should come as no surprise: the flick is being animated by Madhouse and directed by Mamoru Hosoda; the two also teamed up for the movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Scriptwriter Satoko Okudera and character designer Yoshiyuki Sadamoto both worked on TokiKake as well, so it should be quite the reunion.

Currently the site only features a small smattering of characters (lead Kenji Koiso, female lead Natsuki Shinohara, the elderly Sakae Jinouchi, and the game otaku Kazuma Ikezawa), the introduction page, and a blog-- which notes that the other information will be added after more is revealed at the Tokyo Anime Fair later this month.

As a huge fan of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, I'm pretty excited about this.
Nerxon March 2, 2009 at 6:32 a.m.
looks great

Dig Deeper into Madhouse Studios

Japanese animation studio. Sometimes credited as Studio Madhouse or Madhouse Productions.

Edit/View the Wiki
Hit the Forums (8 Posts)
Add/View Images (1 Image)
Watch Some Videos (2 Videos)
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #1 -- Special Review

“God Bless Us, Every One”

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #2 -- Special Review

Wow... even the Narrator is taking pot-shots at him.

ONE PIECE Ch. 771 Review

What starts as disturbing has a surprisingly heartwarming outcome.

AH! MY GODDESS! #2 -- Retro Review

Love Hurts.

BLEACH Ch. 610 Review

Ichibe's fate is just about as brutal and obvious as Samuel Jackson's in DEEP BLUE SEA.

BLEACH Ch. 610 Review

Ichibe's fate is just about as brutal and obvious as Samuel Jackson's in DEEP BLUE SEA.

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #1 -- Special Review

“God Bless Us, Every One”

ONE PIECE Ch. 771 Review

What starts as disturbing has a surprisingly heartwarming outcome.

AH! MY GODDESS! #2 -- Retro Review

Love Hurts.

HAYATE THE COMBAT BUTLER #2 -- Special Review

Wow... even the Narrator is taking pot-shots at him.

Mandatory Network

Submissions can take several hours to be approved.

Save ChangesCancel