When Summer Wars was released in 2009, it quickly made itself a summertime staple film. The sullen high schooler Kenji Koiso is invited by his lovely upperclassman, Natsuki Shinohara, to visit her hometown - as her boyfriend. When Kenji gets a random text with some puzzling code, he cracks it, unleashing a malicious AI on the massive social networking site, OZ. Now it’s up to Kenji to fix it, with the help of Natsuki’s family, the Jinnouchis.
The characters are well-remembered for their captivating personalities. Sakae is the fiery, feisty old matriarch of the Jinnouchi Family. Kazuma is a young gamer who also trains with his grandfather, Mansuke Jinnouchi. The handsome Wabisuke, who is the black sheep of the family, is a computer expert and professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
All of these characters come together to do their best to save OZ… and the world. If you’ve seen the film, this fan art compilation will definitely give you a sense of nostalgia. And if you haven’t seen it, now is as good a time as any, right?