The movie Summer Wars
, created by the celebrated director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
- Mamoru Hosoda
, has quickly become one of the larger anticipated anime movies to hit the U.S. market. A touching story of family, love, and the internet that consumes us all in one form or another. All through November we had bits of news leaked to us through FUNimation
, the movies U.S. licensee. A rush was made to put this into the theaters in time for it to qualify for the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, and the nominees for Best Animated Feature will be due on January 25, 2011. If they succeed this would the only the third anime movie to be nominated for the Oscar in that category. The movie has already swept through three over film festivals with awards. Winners of the
"Mainichi Film Concours" - Best Animated Film 2010, "Stiges International Film Festival"
- Best Animated Film 2010, & "Fantasia Film Festival" - Best Animated Film 2010.
Though the English dubbed version is on the North American circuit, the subtitled version is continually being shown at Film Festivals across the world. It's already begun showing in theaters. See below if it's coming anywhere near you and for show dates.
In honor of all this attention and news. I took it upon myself to exercise my normal level of OCD on the Anime Vice
profiles for Summer Wars
. Go check out the profile and you will find that the entire movie cast now has a profile, no matter how minor the character, and complete list of voice actors for the English and Japanese versions. I will say, that was a tedious task to make all those cast profiles, but it was worth it. If you don't believe me. Check out these trailers and clips from the movie.
Summer Wars - English Trailer (HD)
Summer Wars - Clip King Kazma Meets Love Machine (English Dub / HD)
Watch First 3 Minutes of Summer Wars!
As a special promotion, on Anime News Network
) you can now watch the first three minutes of Summer Wars
for free. To see the free portion of this movie and be introduced the to cyber world of OZ
, visit ANN
Here are the updated schedule for the Summer Wars
|Dec 3-8||Chicago, IL|| Siskel Film Center|
|Dec 10-16||Los Angeles, CA||AMC Covina 30 |
|Dec 24-30||Tempe/Phoenix, AZ|| Harkins Valley Art|
|Dec 24-30||San Francisco, CA|| Landmark Bridge Theater|
|Dec 29-Jan 4||New York, NY|| IFC Center|
|Dec 31-Jan 6||Minneapolis, MN||St. Anthony Main Theatre |
(Hosted by Minnesota Fine Arts)
|Jan 5-12||Boston, MA||Museum of Fine Arts|
|Jan 7-13||Denver, CO||Denver FilmCenter/Colfa|
|Jan 7-13||Santa Fe, NM||CCA Cinematheque|
|Jan 7-13||Portland, OR||Hollywood Theater|
|Jan 7-13||Greensboro, NC||Carousel Luxury Cinemas|
|Jan 14-20||Los Angeles, CA||Laemmle Sunset|
|Jan 21-27||Philadelphia, PA||Landmark Ritz at the Bourse|
|Jan 23-Feb 3||Honolulu, HI||Academy of Arts|
|Jan 28-Feb 3||Seattle, WA||Landmark Varsity|
The screenings for San Fransisco are in the last week of December. So, I doubt we will get the Screened
guys covering it. Though, LA is showing this movie in mid January. Maybe if we ask nicely, Anime Vice's Tom Pinchuk
will cover the movies release.
If you can't see this in theaters. Summer Wars
will be released on DVD/Blu-ray in February 2011. You can even preoder the movie on both Rightstuf.com
. Source: FUNimation blog
/ FUNimation blog -Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt
) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-