Kenji Koiso is a high school student with a crush on a kendo club beauty, Natsuki Shinohara, and a knack for mathematics. His aptitude with numbers earns him a part-time working maintenance on the global virtual reality world, OZ.
One day, right before summer vacation, Natsuki asks Kenji to do her a favor -accompany her to her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration deep in the Japanese countryside. As Kenji tries to find his footing amongst the boisterous and tightly-knit Jinnouchi clan, receives a mysterious email with a long code and the message: “Solve me.” Little does Kenji know what solving that code could lead to…
Based on the award-winning and top-selling animated film by Mamoru Hosoda!
Paperback | $14.95
Published by Vertical Oct 22, 2013| 354 Pages| ISBN 9781939130150
“Summer Wars is awesome in its detailed depiction of Oz, which floats in space with an array of satellites, and earthly cityscapes visited by calamities… A superb example of Japanese anime, balancing science fiction fantasy with a paean to the timeless value of family life. A sophisticated yet poignant family entertainment with an appeal beyond Japanese animation buffs.” – The Los Angeles Times
“Thematic ambition and dazzling visual style ultimately make it one of the more rewarding anime efforts to reach these shores [United States].” – Hollywood Reporter