FUNimation and GKIDS have added more dates to their theatrical run for SUMMER WARS with the first dates set for tomorrow in Chicago at the Siskel Film Center.
SUMMER WARS story begins with Kenji, a timid math prodigy who seems better suited for virtual worlds than his more intimidating high school. When class cutie Natsuki asks Kenji to accompany her on a family trip to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday, he instantly agrees, not realizing she intends to present him to her family as her fiance - a ruse that forces Kenji, who hides behind an avatar online, to role-play in the real world as well. The plot thickens after Kenji solves a math riddle that inadvertently brings a worldwide social networking site to its knees and throws the real world into confusion. Suddenly, this large family in rural Japan must work together to stave off a world crisis.
Dec 3-8 Chicago,IL - Siskel Film Center
Dec 24-30 Tempe/Phoenix, AZ - Harkins Valley Art
Dec 24-30 San Francisco, CA - Landmark Bridge Theater
Dec 29-Jan 4 New York, NY - IFC Center
Dec 31-Jan 6 Minneapolis, MN - Minneapolis Fine Arts
Jan 5-12 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts
Jan 7-13 Denver, CO - Starz Film Center
Jan 7-13 Santa Fe, NM - CCA Cinematheque
Jan 7-13 Portland, OR - Hollywood Theater
Jan 7-13 Greensboro, NC - Carousel Luxury Cinemas
Jan 14-20 Los Angeles, CA - Laemmle Sunset
Jan 21-27 Philadelphia, PA - Landmark Ritz at the Bourse
Jan 23-Feb 3 Honolulu, HI - Academy of Arts
Jan 28-Feb 3 Seattle, WA - Landmark Varsity
If you want to see SUMMER WARS come to your city, get your local theater to contact GKIDS at Dave@gkids.com to arrange for a showing. The best way to get more anime in theaters is to support anime in theaters. Go see SUMMER WARS with your family, a friend or ten!
SUMMER WARS was recently submitted for Academy consideration. It is eligible for nomination in the category of Best Animated Feature for the 83rd Academy Awards. Nominations will be announced January 25, 2011
SUMMER WARS is only the second Anime film to be nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Animated Feature category
The U.S. theatrical release will feature the English language dub version directed by Mike Mc Farland and starring Michael Sinternicklaas as Kenji and Brina Palencia as Natsuki. Meanwhile, the English subtitled version will continue to be featured at film festivals worldwide
SUMMER WARS will release on DVD and Blu-ray on February 15, 2011.