Episode 031 – SUMMER WARS

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This week on AftC we take on the sci-fi adventure comedy, SUMMER WARS, about Kenji, a student who tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, an all encompassing digital world/social network, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend, Natsuki, at her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration.

The award winning 2009 film has an interesting take on what could be a very near-future problem – what if social networking (and in this case, one gigantic social network) becomes so intertwined with our offline lives that issues online (virus, hacking, etc.) are magnified in the real world, to the point of total chaos?

Tune in for our review of this unique (and very Japanese) take on society in the near-future digital age!

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