My copy of the US Blu-ray release of Summer Wars arrived yesterday. Freeing it from its box, I popped the disc into a waiting PS3 with the intention of doing a quick-skip through (to check for defects and what-not) before consigning it to my weekend watchlist. Enjoying an evening movie is something I haven’t had much time or energy for recently.
That was the plan, anyway.
In the end, I couldn’t stop watching.
It was easily the best anime film I’ve seen in . . . well, since I started watching anime (pace Nagato and Disappearance). After the credits, I wasn’t just picking my jaw up from the floor – I was crawling around trying to collect various fragments of jaw that had exploded everywhere through sheer delight and exhilaration.
Whether I’ll have time to write a review remains to be seen, but it will go on Wolf Hurricane if it does come out. For now, cheerio.