Suzu is a 17-year-old high school student who, for years, has only been a shadow of herself. One day, she enters U, the virtual world with over 5 billion online users. There, she is no longer Suzu but Belle, a soon to be world-famous singer. She meets with a mysterious creature and together, they embark on a journey of adventure, challenge and love, in their quest to become who they truly are.
A spiritual sequel to the acclaimed film Summer Wars – presenting a not-so-distant future where reality and the online world co-exist – celebrated Oscar-nominated director Mamoru Hosoda once again brings a fantastical, yet beautiful and contemporary thematic story of one girl's growth in the age of social media.
- Words by
- Joe Harris