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NOMINEE - BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
ASIAN PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS
- Los Angeles Times
"Epic! Hallucinatory! Breathtaking!"
- Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"A stunning mixture of hand-drawn and CGI visuals in an endlessly colorful world filled with grotesque, razor-sharp toothed avatars.
Its thematic ambition and dazzling visual style ultimately make it one of the more rewarding anime efforts to reach these shores!"
- Hollywood Reporter
"Visually ravishing! Sheer pictorial magic!"
- Boston Globe
A kick-ass synthesis of traditional hand-drawn scenes and fluid, rainbow-explosive CG artistry!"
- Time Out New York
"A whirlwind of a film!
Further proof Japan does grown-up children's stories
better than the United States!"
- New York Times
“The dazzling fluency of motion and untethered brilliance of invention makes the usual fantasy anime look childish and dull!"
- Japan Times
“Dazzling! Gorgeous! Richly detailed and beautifully written!
Hosoda is the best storyteller working within the animated
medium in Japan - and possibly the world!"
- Todd Brown, Twitch
Brilliant, thoughtful, and lavish!
Deserves a place in the anime pantheon of classics!"
- SF Examiner
Animation, Mamoru Hosoda, Japan, 2009
In English, or In Japanese with English subtitles
Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the ultimate summer job – passing himself off as Natsuki’s boyfriend for four days during her grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration. But when Kenji solves a 2,056 digit math riddle sent to his cell phone, he unwittingly breaches the security barricade protecting Oz, a globe-spanning virtual world where millions of people and governments interact through their avatars, handling everything from online shopping and traffic control to national defense and nuclear launch codes. Now a malicious AI program called the Love Machine is hijacking Oz accounts, growing exponentially more powerful and sowing chaos and destruction in its wake.
This intriguingly intelligent cyberpunk/sci-fi story is a visual tour-de-force, with the amazing world of Oz as the highlight. Like the Internet as conceived by pop artist Takashi Murakami, Oz is a hallucinatory pixel parade of cool avatar designs, kung fu jackrabbits, toothy bears, and a bursting rainbow of colors.
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