サマーウォーズ [Welcome to the world of OZ]

Last Saturday I went to CPH PIX Festival (Copenhagen Film Festival) together with my sister and watched Hosoda Mamoru's acclaimed anime production Summer Wars. A lot of people came (even some Japanese!)  and we all had a great time in the cinema ;D

If you check one of my old posts, you know I've been eagerly waiting for this movie ever since news of it came out last year. Well, now I've finally watched it! ^O^ Woohuu!

02 Overture of the Summer Wars
Matsumoto Akihiko

I must say it was a really enjoyable movie! Of course I watched it because of Kamiki Ryunosuke to begin with (and heck did he do a good job!!) but the movie had so much more to offer! :O The animation was breathtakingly beautiful and the story itself was totally brilliant! The movie had so many funny scenes too, especially with the main character Kenji – and who doesn't love a little humor? ^ 3 ^  Some scenes were rather nerve-wracking too~ *O* But most importantly, the movie was exciting and entertaining all the way to the end :D Especially the scenes in the virtual world OZ were really fantastic! You just sat in the cinema and stared at the screen in amazement…( ! ) xD  (Heh) Well I sure did! ^  ^

Well the story starts with Kenji (Kamiki Ryunosuke), a 17-year-old high school student, being asked by his crush Shinohara Natsuki (Sakuraba Nanami) to do a summer job for her. He accepts at once, and of they are to Natsuki's grandma's 90th birthday celebration far off in the countryside. When they arrive he finds out he is to pretend to be Natsuki's boyfriend and fiancée! xD This leads to a lot of funny incidents ^ o ^ (keke)

 

While all is going pretty well, Kenji suddenly receives a mysterious message from an anonymous sender. The message is a long row of numbers and Kenji logically thinks it's a math problem. Because he is quite a math genius he solves it on one night and suddenly the virtual world of OZ (a parallel world which all communication and data is handled) collapse, and the evil project 'Love Machine' has begun :O 

 

Now Kenji holds the responsibility for saving the whole planet from world destruction xD That's a lot of responsibility! (Haha)  But luckily he gets help from several members of the Jinnouchi family. Among them is Kazuma, a 13-year-old computer geek, who is better known as 'King Kazma' in the world of OZ – the unbeatable warrior xD 

The first time we meet Kazuma I thought he was a girl XD His voice is so girly!! Probably to make it seem younger ^^ Still quite hard to get used to xD Still, he was a really cool character, very mature ^o^b Here's a piece of music from the soundtrack – you could call it Kazuma's theme ^ o ~ Love it!

  As mentioned earlier, Kamiki did a great job at voice acting xD He really is one of my favorite Seiyuus! :D Even though his voice has become a little deeper it's still fantastically cute! He really made Kenji shine – I love him so much! <3 The other seiyuus were really good too. Very new and fresh ^  ^

Loved the very rowdy battle scenes with the whole family battling the OZ enemy 'Love Machine' (btw, this name is really comical ^o^ laughed so hard when one of the family members asked: "Like the Momosu song?" xD)  

Well, they are playing against this monster xD

The game they played "Hanafuda" was really interesting :) Would like to play it some day.

And now to the ending scene ^O^

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I really loved the cute and funny ending ~ totally hilarious ~ and just perfect! xD When Kenji yelled "daisuki!!" I could just die happy<3 I won't say any more ;D You have to watch it for yourself   ^ 3 ^

Here's the really nice ending song ^o^

19. Bokura no Natsu no Yume
Tatsuro Yamashita

 

The movie is getting an UK release (by MANGA UK) this year's September, so If you haven't watched this movie yet – don't waste your time!! xD

Right now, I can't wait to watch Miyasaki's new movie: "The Borrower Arrietty" (Arrietty no Kagurashi) which is based on the English classic "The Borrowers" by Mary Norten and will premiere in Japan this summer! (21th of July)

Here's a teaser preview trailer:


And here's the theme song performed by Cecile Corbel (wow French!)

So beautiful *  O*

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Super Junior attack!!

Right now I'm really into Super Junior xD (You may call me an ELF ;P) So I' ve just watched their movie "Attack on the Pin-up Boys"! ^o^
It's was so funny and hilarious all the way through – totally awesome! But sadly Kyuhyun wasn't in the movie, because it was made right around the time of his car accident D'x (sob, sob…) Still all the Suju members did a really good job, even Leeteuk in the panda costume! Haha xD

Luckily, all the members had their own names in the movie, or else I would have had a hard time remembering all the new names! Lol It was Kibum and Donghae who played the main characters, but Heechul, Kangin and Siwon had pretty important roles too :3 The rest of the members played either victims of the unknown "attacker" or minor characters in the school ^  ^

The story is mainly about some pretty boys who get attacked (with excrements) by an unknown culprit, and receiving much attention and popularity afterwards! xD Haha Totally crazy~ 83

Sungmin is the first "flower boy" to get attacked by the culprit. After all, he is the prince of his school and fantastically self-centered XD He just made the most hilarious outburst after getting attacked xD Lol But the funny thing is, instead of making the flower boys unpopular by attacking them with sh**t, they just get even more popular, because the attacks get so much spotlight from the public O.o Crazy right? xD This story is just nuts! 

After having attacked popular boys on different high schools (rock singer Yesung and basketball player Hangeng) it is now Neulparan High School's turn *w* heheh. That means either the president of the school body, Siwon; the head of the dance club, Heechul; or head of the Judo club Kangin xD When they hear the rumor that whoever gets attacked will get really popular, the boys try to do everything to be the next victim in the pursuit of glory. 

  The dance club was totally pathetic, which is so hilarious because we all know how great they are in real life! So funny~ ^O^ Just look at that pose – haha XD
 
Here is the song which played in the funny dance scene ^^:  
08 Rock The Floor (Feat.Marco)
Attack on the Pin-up Boys OST

The panda was so funny!! Loved it's weird personality and the way it growled XD But it's strange that even though you see it's Leeteuk in the end, it was actually Ryeowook who played the part through the rest of the whole movie! :O

Such wonderful and funny rivalry scenes between Heechul and Kangin~ *3*

Ryeowook cracked me up in his role as Siwon's pet, he was so hilarious!  ^  ^  ~ fantastic
Here's the melody which played after Siwon was found out XD (the reaction was so funny because of this melody!)
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Attack on the Pin-up Boys OST

Here's the whole Suju gang from the movie ^o ^ Don't they look cute? x3

I think the movie was really entertaining and had a nice twist in the ending ^  ^ Super Junior did a really nice job ;) I also really loved the song the Suju members did in the ending sequence! It's called "Wonder Boy"

So energetic! :D

Here's more pictures<3

This song was heard in one of the first scenes in the movie, the cool basketball scene with Hangeng ;D
Love it so much!

A~h… Love this song by Yesung, it's so powerful :O

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Attack on the Pin-up Boys OST

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Attack on the Pin-up Boys OST

Here's a trailer of the movie ^O^

I really recommend this movie to all people who like a good laugh (^  o ^) And if you don't know that much about Super Junior and their names still bother you (because you can't remember them xD) this movie is a very good start! :D

 
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Actually it's just recently I've become such a die-hard Suju fan, I watched their "It's You" MV and then I was just won over xD

My favorite member is Kyuhyun<3 (Doesn't he have a cute name? :3)

I also really like:
Yesung

Ryeowook<3

Eunhyuk :D

And Heechul ;D

But all the rest of the members of Super Junior are wonderful too~ <3 Love everyone of them xD

As a last comment, I would like to say that I look VERY much forward to Super Junior's 4th album (which should be here soon according to Leeteuk!) I hope it will be just as good as their "Sorry Sorry" album and ALL 13 members remain in the group D'x I can't take it if they decide to take somebody away… >o< That would be too cruel for words… * — *

I'll pray for you Suju!!

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ハルフウェイ (Halfway)

Right now I'm totally crazy about Okada Masaki!
He's so adorable, handsome and really tall! (180 cm *O*) I love his voice too~ it's so gentle and sweet<3

So recently I've watched a dorama called "Otomen" (I still wait for the last episode!) where he plays the main character. And yesterday I watched the movie "Halfway" where he plays the high school student Shu together with Kitano Kii as Hiro x3 The story is about the teenage girl Hiro who is absolutely crazy about the basketball player Shu from her shcool, which she meets every morning on her bike ride to school. One day she decides to confess her feelings to Shu, unknowing that Shu has already heard her confession while she was sleeping in the nurses office! Then Hiro and Shuu's relationships begins~
Halfway is directed by Eriko Kitagawa and produced by Shunji Iwai (Hana and Alice) and Takeshi Kobayashi.

Halfway was such a cute and relaxing movie… so nice ~ ^  o  ^ Okada and Kitano made a very believable young couple, as their relationship was very calm and easy paced.

The movie had so many funny moments too~ I loved one of the first scenes in the movie, where Shu walks into the nurses office where Hiro is sleeping, when Hiro suddenly talks (to her friend) about her dream about confessing to Shu unknowingly that Shu is standing right in front of her! xD Such a cute scene<3<3<3

The actual confession scene was just as epic as well ^o^

     I laughed so much when Hiro clumsily plunged down the hill! xD Haha ~so cute<3

Hiro's friend was pretty funny too~ ^^

Lol! This scene was so cute! Especially when she just punches him in the chest instead of hugging him back! x3 Felt all sorry for Okada >O<

The ending scene was a little sad, but inevitable… =-=;; Still such a great movie!
It's totally worth watching!

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