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Summer Wars and my good golly it was good. From Studio Mad House (Death Note, Hajime no Ippo, Monster, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Tons of Digimon stuff and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) it is a visual wonder. It concerns a boy named Kenji, a math whiz and codemonkey of the digital world Oz, who is roped into posing as his friend Natsuki's fiancé for her Grandmothers upcoming 90th birthday. While staying at their huge mansion he receives a mysterious code which he proceeds to crack. From that point on the online world, home to massive business transactions and other such important things, is thrown in chaos. Now the world's fate rests on Kenji, Natsuki, her family and her kick arse grandma (who I guess would count as family but she gets to stand apart for a reason.) Also there's a baseball game going on or something.
Watch it. When it comes out on DVD buy it (or Bluray if you can.) If you do download it then beware that you may experience some slow down during the more visually busy moments. Even my comp struggled at times. Still, it's more than worthy of your time.