Thursday, June 30, 2011

Anime Addicts @ the Movies - Summer Wars (Samā Wōzu)

Genre:  Action, Comedy,  Romance, Thriller
Creator:  Mamoru Hosoda
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Voice Actors: Brina Palencia as Natsuki Shinohara
Michael Sinterniklaas as Kenji Koiso
J. Michael Tatum as Wabisuke Jinnouchi
Maxey Whitehead as Kazuma Ikezawa
Pam Dougherty as Sakae Jinnouchi
Distributed By:  FUNimation

Rated PG
114 Minutes

Kenji is your typical teenage misfit.  He's good at math, 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 girl of this dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there.  A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI intent on using the virtual world of OZ to destroy the real world, literally.  As armageddon looms on the horizon, Kenji and his new "family" set aside their differences and band together to save the worlds they inhabit in this "near-perfect blend of social satire and science fiction."  -

Come out for a special edtiion of Anime Addicts where we will be watching the award winning Summer Wars (Samā Wōzu) on the big screen, courtesy of FUNimation. Join fellow Otaku to watch anime, discuss manga, and help add content to the A Graphic Invasion blog. Watch a different anime every 3rd Thursday of each month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. The popcorn’s on us.

Date:  July 21, 2011
Ages:  12 and Up
Location:  Indian River Meeting Room

Anime Addicts is sponsored by FUNimation's Operation Anime.