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An AI with a sadistic leaning is inadvertently unleashed on the world in this anime update of War Games.
With the voices of
Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura
Japan 2009. 114min
Kenji is a young maths genius who cracks a code that inadvertently activates a deviant AI, which then infiltrates a simulated, virtual world named Oz. When a link is found between Oz and the computer systems that run real-life traffic signals and medical systems, Kenji must do everything he can to prevent tragedy. With more than a passing nod to War Games, Hosoda’s sci-fi is a dazzling piece of work that deals with redemption, perseverance and doing the right thing against all odds.