Noted anime director Mamoru Hosoda takes the kinetic energy from the screen and captures it on the page with this second installment of his science fiction epic Summer Wars. Adapted for print by Iqura Sugimoto, it tells of an ordinary family going to extraordinary lengths to avert an impending cyber apocalypse.
Kenji Koiso is a teenage misfit--he's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful social network known only as OZ. His online life is the only life he has—even though it may open a pathway to destruction in the real world. When the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fiancé at her family reunion, things only get stranger from there.
About the Author
Born in 1967, Mamoru Hosoda is currently considered one of the biggest names in Japanese animation. Best known for his work on the Academy Award submitted Summer Wars, Hosoda has worked on a number of internationally distributed feature-length films, including: The Digimon Movie and The Girl Who Leapt through Time. In 2003 he collaborated with SuperFlat artist Takashi Murakami in Murakami's movie Superflat Monogram. The two worked together again in the award-winning Summer Wars in 2009.