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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 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!


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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 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!

30 review for Summer Wars, Part 1/2

  1. 4 out of 5

    Sarah ~Sehrenity~

    Just like watching the movie again. I loved this story, and I'm looking forward to the second book. Just like watching the movie again. I loved this story, and I'm looking forward to the second book.

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Doel

    This had a slow start, but picked up considerably in the second half. There is more suspense to this manga than I've seen in a while. There are parts that seem unclear, but that's how life works. There is a second volume; I'll see if this lives up to its potential. This had a slow start, but picked up considerably in the second half. There is more suspense to this manga than I've seen in a while. There are parts that seem unclear, but that's how life works. There is a second volume; I'll see if this lives up to its potential.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Ravencrantz

    Everyone keeps telling me I have to watch Summer Wars it's the best movie ever, but I keep putting it off because of who I am as a person. So I was pretty excited when I found the manga in the library, seeing as how they were supposed to be pretty identical. Honestly, I left disappointed. It wasn't /bad/ it just didn't blow me away like people said it would. I don't know if it was my high expectations or what, but this series just didn't do it for me. Keeping the rating at three stars for a few r Everyone keeps telling me I have to watch Summer Wars it's the best movie ever, but I keep putting it off because of who I am as a person. So I was pretty excited when I found the manga in the library, seeing as how they were supposed to be pretty identical. Honestly, I left disappointed. It wasn't /bad/ it just didn't blow me away like people said it would. I don't know if it was my high expectations or what, but this series just didn't do it for me. Keeping the rating at three stars for a few reasons: the art was cute and well done the pacing was set very nicely none of the characters were outright obnoxious (there were some that were mildly annoying but that was who they were so I lived with it) the general idea was really neat I think I expected more of the game and less of the real life. So when the action mostly took place outside of the game, it wasn't what I wanted. I'd still recommend it to others, but I think when people told me it was the best thing ever, they were exaggerating.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Truthfully, it's hard to know what to make out of this one that somehow combines cyber-drama, complex family dynamics and politics, and possibly a budding romance, but there's enough to keep me curious and reading for at least a little bit longer. Kenji Koiso, a shy techie high schooler and math genius, finds himself tagging along with Natsuki Shinohara, the prettiest girl at school, to her grandmother's. Unfortunately, he soon finds himself well over his head when he discovers what he's in for, Truthfully, it's hard to know what to make out of this one that somehow combines cyber-drama, complex family dynamics and politics, and possibly a budding romance, but there's enough to keep me curious and reading for at least a little bit longer. Kenji Koiso, a shy techie high schooler and math genius, finds himself tagging along with Natsuki Shinohara, the prettiest girl at school, to her grandmother's. Unfortunately, he soon finds himself well over his head when he discovers what he's in for, and the drama only escalates when he gets contacted with a mysterious code. One of the most amazing things to me was the sheer amount of characters we're introduced to, and how differentiated everyone is. It's a little dizzying, and not fully clear yet what roles everyone is going to play. The relationship between Kenji and Natsuki is also very lightly sketched in at this point at best. So much of their developing acquaintance is based on half-truths or straight-out lies that though there seems to be an amicability between them, there's a decided uneasiness. They are on precarious ground and with a lot of outside forces intervening to create more obstacles, or at least delays, it's bound to be a slow burn. It's definitely intriguing, but it'll be interesting to see how the story progresses and if the plot (and romance) can continue to support itself under the weight of so many characters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Going into this book i knew this story was inspired by the Digimon 2000 movie which was my childhood. I liked the aspects that showed the game and i loved how the main character was into maths as i myself am a maths nerdXD. However the reason why i gave this 3 stars is because i wasn't a big fan of Natsuki, i understand Kenji liked her and even though she kinda used him he would ultimately forgive her, and this was only part 1, but i would have been fine with them staying friends like i didn't r Going into this book i knew this story was inspired by the Digimon 2000 movie which was my childhood. I liked the aspects that showed the game and i loved how the main character was into maths as i myself am a maths nerdXD. However the reason why i gave this 3 stars is because i wasn't a big fan of Natsuki, i understand Kenji liked her and even though she kinda used him he would ultimately forgive her, and this was only part 1, but i would have been fine with them staying friends like i didn't really need the romance. Most likely I'm not going to pick up part 2 which is a shame as i was so happy to read this and find out it was really short but i will probably just watch the movie as i don't have the motivation to find part 2 as i found part 1 randomly in my library. I will say if you go in with no expectations and are just here for a manga with a game then it would probably be great it just didn't live up to my expectations:/ I should really stop going into books with an expectation of something they're clearly not^_^

  6. 4 out of 5

    Aries Martinez

    The nostalgia of reading Summer Wars😖✋✨!! Summer Wars was my first ever manga series to read and I absolutely loved both volumes! I can’t wait to reread Volume 2!!😆✨

  7. 4 out of 5

    BumBahLee

    When I first heard about it I believe it was being turned into a movie or anime and I had no idea it was a manga. Then when we started getting manga at work I saw it and still wasn't too interested. It took me till I had nothing else to read to finally pick it up and I can honestly say I am sad that I waited so long to read it. I am not a computer wiz or anything so I was a tad bit worried about it being too boring, but I like how they mix the historical Japanese wars with that of war over a comp When I first heard about it I believe it was being turned into a movie or anime and I had no idea it was a manga. Then when we started getting manga at work I saw it and still wasn't too interested. It took me till I had nothing else to read to finally pick it up and I can honestly say I am sad that I waited so long to read it. I am not a computer wiz or anything so I was a tad bit worried about it being too boring, but I like how they mix the historical Japanese wars with that of war over a computer. It shows a not so distance future for us, being so technologically based now and days. It kind of reminds me of what happened recently with the hacking of accounts and being ransomed for Bitcoin. And this book was published in 2009, a good 8 years before. In a way it is kind of scary, but it is also fascinating. I recommend this book to anyone who likes video games, virtual worlds, a bit of romance, family drama, and much more. If it can keep me interested, I finished in a matter of a couple hours, than I believe it could keep you interested as well.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    In the near future that Summer Wars takes place in, the world is interconnected by a virtual space called OZ. It creates great opportunities, but represents a fatal weakness as well. When the AI Love Machine gets introduced, it starts taking over people's accounts, and technologies in the real world, this then threatens everyone. Kenji finds himself involved when the young girl Natsuki takes him to meet her family as her "boyfriend". When the crisis reaches a boiling point, this family must unit In the near future that Summer Wars takes place in, the world is interconnected by a virtual space called OZ. It creates great opportunities, but represents a fatal weakness as well. When the AI Love Machine gets introduced, it starts taking over people's accounts, and technologies in the real world, this then threatens everyone. Kenji finds himself involved when the young girl Natsuki takes him to meet her family as her "boyfriend". When the crisis reaches a boiling point, this family must unite to save everyone. This two volume manga is based off of the movie of the same name. Virtual battles spice up the slice-of-life aspects while still retaining some of that genres depth. The art handles the action and emotion equally well. This society has advanced technology, yet equal parts of it are still traditional; one is the setting for the battle with the AI, while the other is the setting for family drama. Technology connects the world like never before, but it still cannot match the bond of a family.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anki

    I really enjoyed the Summer Wars movie, so when I saw the manga adaptation at the book store I knew I wanted to check it out. This volume does not disappoint: it has the same slightly odd and wacky slice-of-life feel as the film, but with a bit more of focus on the relationship between Kenji and Natsuki. I'm definitely looking forward to the second volume when it gets released. I really enjoyed the Summer Wars movie, so when I saw the manga adaptation at the book store I knew I wanted to check it out. This volume does not disappoint: it has the same slightly odd and wacky slice-of-life feel as the film, but with a bit more of focus on the relationship between Kenji and Natsuki. I'm definitely looking forward to the second volume when it gets released.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dolores

    Science Fiction meets action adventure in a quiet little rural family setting. There is a lot to like here. I loved the realistic feel of the family setting against the backdrop of the dramatic events that Kenji's code-breaking sets off. Science Fiction meets action adventure in a quiet little rural family setting. There is a lot to like here. I loved the realistic feel of the family setting against the backdrop of the dramatic events that Kenji's code-breaking sets off.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Six

    heartwarming story.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Leandro Dutra

    Beautiful. Only ignore ðe nonsense about computing in the middle.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jacy

    Just like the movie, I am blown away by the first volume of Summer Wars; Mamoru Hosoda is a genius and I love his story.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    The plot of this is dumb. The sweet family part is cute, but the sci-fi plot about the hostile takeover of Second Life is dumb as hell. I like it.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Usually media tie ins are terrible but this one actually does a good job of capturing the emotions of the film, though figuring out which character is which was a bit difficult.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    This is really good.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jenna D.

    The pacing and visuals of the movie far surpass that of the manga, but the focus on Kenji's feelings is appropriate for the written form. The pacing and visuals of the movie far surpass that of the manga, but the focus on Kenji's feelings is appropriate for the written form.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amy Amira

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lola

  20. 4 out of 5

    Adam Szlamp

  21. 4 out of 5

    Aaron

  22. 4 out of 5

    Marina

  23. 5 out of 5

    Charlie

  24. 4 out of 5

    Patrick

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jared Ubriaco

  26. 5 out of 5

    Daisya Spencer

  27. 4 out of 5

    Ricardo Sanona

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wendy

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ariel Cummins

  30. 5 out of 5

    Creativeimaginator

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