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Summer Wars (UK) in March

Manga Entertainment have announced the UK DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Summer Wars on 28th March 2011. From Mamoru Hosoda, the director of “The Girl Who Leapt through Time”, comes a brand new, award winning animated feature, Summer Wars, the story of an ordinary family forced to go to extraordinary lengths to avert an impending cyber-apocalypse.

Synopsis: Kenji Koiso is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at maths, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has until the hottest girl at school, Natsuki Shinhara, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at a family reunion to celebrate her grandmother’s birthday. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematical riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue Artificial Intelligence agent intent on using the virtual word of OZ to destroy the real world. As true Armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and Natsuki’s family must set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit, both real and virtual.

Priced at £17.99 RRP on DVD and £19.99 RRP on Blu-ray, extras include:

  • Interview with director at Locarno (13 mins)
  • Stage greeting (20 mins)
  • Cast interview (25 mins)
  • Trailer (4 mins)
  • Teaser trailers
  • TV spots

Also scheduled for the same day is a double-pack featuring The Girl Who Leapt through Time and Summer Wars. Available on both formats, this would be the first time The Girl Who Leapt through Time has been available on Blu-ray in the UK. We’ll try and get more details soon.

Below we have the Summer Wars cover art followed by some stills from the film...

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Last updated: 27/06/2018 14:01:20

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