Double bill of anime features directed by Mamoru Hosoda. In the fantasy 'Summer Wars' a teenage boy moves to Nagano with his crush, in order to fool her 90-year-old grandmother into thinking that she is engaged. Kenji (voice of Ryunosuke Kamiki) is a shy eleventh-grade student when he is asked by the confident, older pupil Natsuki (voice of Nanami Sakuraba) to take a summer job at her home. Upon arriving, he is shocked to learn that the 'job' requires him to pose as Natsuki's fiance. Their 'romance' is interrupted, however, when Kenji receives a mysterious text message containing a mathematical problem. Being a maths whizzkid, Kenji can't resist solving it, but he soon realises disaster has struck - he has caused the seizure of a huge social networking site that is used by most of the world's businesses and services. It is now up to Kenji and his newly acquired family to put things right. 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time' is an award-winning, feature-length sci-fi anime adapted from Yasutaka Tsutsui's 1965 novel 'Toki o Kakeru Shojo'. High school student Makoto Konno (voice of Riisa Naka) discovers that she possesses the ability to travel through time and space, and uses the gift to readjust past events in her favour. However, as she learns that every change she makes has the potential for serious repercussions in the present, Makoto is forced to continually revisit the past in order to put right the wrongs she has unwittingly created, eventually realising that everyone's alloted time, even those who can travel through it, is finite.
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems, and eventually, will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
Summer Wars: When timid eleventh-grader and math genius Kenji Koiso is asked by older student and secret crush Natsuki to come with her to her family's Nagano home for a summer job, he agrees without hesitation. Natsuki's family, the Jinnouchi clan, dates back to the Muromachi era, and they've all come together to celebrate the 90th birthday of the spunky matriarch of the family, Sakae. That's when Kenji discovers his "summer job" is to pretend to be Natsuki's fiancé and dance with her at the birthday celebration. As Kenji attempts to keep up with Natsuki's act around her family, he receives a strange math problem on his cell phone which, being a math genius, he can't resist solving. As it turns out, the solution to the mysterious equation causes a hijacking of the social networking site through which most of the world's social and business traffic flows. It's up to Kenji and his new fake family to put reality back in order.
- Actors Sumiko Fuji, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Ayumu Saitô, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura & Ayami Kakiuchi
- Director Mamoru Hosoda
- Certificate 12 years and over
- Year 2006 ; 2009