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Summer Wars Gets Orchestral Concert in Celebration of 10th Anniversary

Summer Wars Gets Orchestral Concert in Celebration of 10th AnniversaryOkay, Summer Wars fans: this is news that’s going to make you want to hop on a plane to Tokyo.

The hit Mamoru Hosoda film, which turned 10 last year, will to cap off its 10th-anniversary celebrations with an orchestral concert featuring its score.

The event will also include a screening of the film.

The whole thing will take place at Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Shibuya, Tokyo. The songs from the film will be performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, with digital instruments adding accompaniment.

Akihiko Matsumoto, who wrote the film’s score, will also be joining in. Concertgoers will receive a special Summer Wars tote bag.

Tickets are on sale now, and the event takes place June 6.

If you haven’t seen Summer Wars yet (are you nuts?!), 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.

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.