Lights, Camera, Critic writes: By the same director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Mamoru Hosada, Summer Wars is a delightfully quirky and beautifully animated film that rectifies the mistakes of his previous feature. The story has been made more accessible for Western audiences and is much more rounded and balanced. The animation is stellar as usual, and the characters have been well crafted and well written. This all amounts to an animated film which is charming, engrossing, and humorous. Summer Wars is simply wonderful and challenges the Miyazaki-dominated genre of Japanese animation.