Japanese fans of Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars are getting ready to rock and roll this January.
That’s when the film, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, will blast back into Japanese theaters with 4DX screenings. Yes, we’ll soon know what the online world of OZ smells like.
The screenings kick off January 17.
Summer Wars was first released on August 1, 2009 and won the 2010 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Here’s how Funimation describes it:
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 his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiance 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 word 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.