Is Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film “Ryu to Belle no Hime” and the popular film “Summer Wars” really similar this time? I would like to tell you about.
The other day, a preview video was released on the official website, and many people may say that “Belle and Belle Princess” and “Summer Wars” are similar. It has become a hot topic on SNS!
What are the similarities between “Dragon and Belle Princess” and “Summer Wars” ?
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- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ ｜ Synopsis
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ ① Set in a rural town rich in nature
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ ② Set in the virtual worlds <U> and <oz>
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ ③ Whale appears
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ Story / Content consideration
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ ｜ Fan reaction
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ Verification result, 『Three things in common! 』｜ Related articles
- Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ Verification result, 『Three things in common! 』｜ Summary
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？
These are the three major commonalities that we found through verification.
- Both in the real world, set in a rural town
- A story about the main character set in a virtual world
- Whales appearing in the virtual world
First, let’s compare the synopses!
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ ｜ Synopsis
Synopsis of the dragon and the princess of buckwheat
17-year-old high school girl tin living in the lush village of Kochi has
lost his mother in an accident at an early age, father and two people living.
Tin, who loved singing with his mother more than anything else,
couldn’t sing because of his death.
Before I knew it, a groove was created in my relationship with my father, and
I began to close my heart to the real world.
One day, when only making songs was the only source of livelihood, I
happened to participate in the virtual world <U> of the huge Internet space where more than 5 billion people gathered all over the world with
the character “Bell” .
The world is not one by one anymore.
In <U>, Tin (Bell), who was able to sing naturally
quickly became popular all over the world as he continued to perform his own songs .
It was a mysterious existence in the shape of a dragon
that suddenly appeared in front of the bell with a roaring sound
Summer Wars Synopsis
It is a story about a boy who suddenly joins a large family in a rural area and challenges the crisis that suddenly hit the world.
The main character is a 17-year-old science boy who is a little bearish and is not good at socializing.
During the summer vacation of his second year of high school, Kenji Koiso, who has a genius math ability but has a shy personality, is asked to work part-time by his longing senior, Natsuki. The destination they arrived at was her countryside in Nagano. There was a large family of 27 people in all. Natsuki’s great-grandmother, Sakae, is the head of the Sengoku family and the Jinnai family, which has been around since the Muromachi period, and is the main pillar of the family.
Unique “relatives” gathered to celebrate Sakae’s birthday. Then Kenji is suddenly asked by Natsuki to “pretend to be a fiance”.
Kenji was forced to stay for a few days because of his prosperity. While being pressured by the lively relatives, he desperately struggled to play a major role in the “fiance.”
And that night, an email with a series of mysterious numbers arrives on his cell phone. Kenji, who is good at mathematics, is absorbed in deciphering it, but the
next morning, the world changed drastically. Someone who deceived Kenji was confusing the world.
“I put the catalog in our family!”
Under the word of command of Sakae, Kenji and Natsuki, and every one of Jinnai family is, confront the crisis of the world unite!
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ ① Set in a rural town rich in nature
The first thing they have in common is that in the real world, they are set in rural towns that are rich in nature .
The stage is here.
・ The princess of dragon and buckwheat is in Kochi prefecture.
・ Summer Wars is in Nagano prefecture.
The princess of dragon and buckwheat is Kochi prefecture
Kagamigawa Promenade in Ohara-cho, Kochi City and Nozu Elementary School
Kochi Prefecture is clearly depicted, such as Lawson in front of Ino Station.
Summer Wars is Nagano Prefecture
The Jinnouchi family of the parents’ house where the main character Kenji was taken by his longing senior Natsuki.
The stage has been officially announced as Ueda City , Nagano Prefecture .
As you can see, Mamoru Hosoda faithfully reproduces the place where the stage was set.
In this way, it can be said that the stage of both works is very similar in terms of this “idle country town” and “state-of-the-art virtual world” .
Next, let’s take a look at that virtual world!
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ ② Set in the virtual worlds <U> and <oz>
As another stage, both are depicted in the near-future virtual world of the Internet.
Virtual world of dragon and princess of buckwheat <U>
Used by more than 5 billion people worldwide.
It is called “another reality”.
A huge internet space.
British architect / designer Eric Wong was in charge of the concept art
Summer Wars virtual world <oz>
What is OZ?
OZ is a virtual world on the Internet where people from all over the world can gather and enjoy themselves.
Your personal information is strictly protected by OZ’s world’s highest level of security to prevent the world’s best security avatars from being stolen.
Number of OZ users
More than 1 billion people, from babies to the elderly, have accounts around the world.
Both works are very similar in that they have a futuristic virtual world and a unique avatar (As).
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ ③ Whale appears
Whale of the dragon and the princess of buckwheat
Above is the whale of the preview video of the dragon and the princess of buckwheat .
Of course, whales will appear in this work as well!
Moreover, in this work, Bell is singing a song on a whale carrying a speaker.
After all, whales will appear in important scenes!
At least one large whale and three small whales have been identified.
But what is the whale actually?
Its identity is unknown.
Summer Wars Whale
And the whales of Summer Wars will appear as the guardian deities of the virtual world oz, “John and Yoko”!
It is positioned as the guardian deity of the virtual world oz .
Even in Summer Wars, he is active in important scenes.
Natsuki-senpai received a rare item from John Whale at the time of “KOIKOI”.
Both works are very similar in terms of “virtual world whales”.
Whale directed by Mamoru Hosoda
However, as many of you may know, all the whales appear in “Mamoru Hosoda’s work”!
Whales also appear in “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “Wolf Children’s Rain and Snow,” “The Boy and the Beast,” and “Mirai of the Future.” Searching for it may be one way to enjoy it.
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？｜ Story / Content consideration
Are the essential contents similar?
As a premise, the contents of the dragon and the princess of buckwheat will not be known until the movie is released.
So, I considered the contents from the preview video.
Consideration of the contents of the dragon and the princess of buckwheat
This is a scene from the preview video.
The real world and the virtual world <U> are inextricably linked.
The incident that occurred in the virtual world <U> has a great influence on “Park City Musashi Kosugi The Garden Towers” in the real world .
In order to solve the case, Tin seeks out the true identity of the dragon in the virtual world in the real world … (It’s just a consideration.)
If “Dragon and Belle Princess” is a story like this, it might be quite similar.
- Even in Summer Wars, the hero who is strong in mathematics
- The targeted Jinnouchi family
- The real world and the virtual world are connected
- An incident occurs in the virtual world
- Struggle in the real world to resolve the case
Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ ｜ Fan reaction
After all, there were many voices saying that they were similar on Twitter .
When I read the contents, I was surprised that there were many people
who thought that they had only negative opinions, and that they felt “fun” because of the similarities ! Of course, I am one of them.
Princess of dragon and buckwheat. Works that are unbearable for Summer Wars and cyber lovers ♪ pic.twitter.com/A4uCKa256n
— COOL Boi / Kurbo ch (@AVA__COOLboi) May 7, 2021
I want to see the movie “Ryu to Soba Kasumi no Hime” directed by Mamoru Hosoda, which is set in virtual reality on the Internet and looks like Summer Wars.
— Po (@ pochi1583) May 8, 2021
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Are ”Belle” and ”Summer Wars” similar？ Verification result, 『Three things in common! 』｜ Summary
This time in the fact that, the latest work of Mamoru Hosoda’s “dragon and freckles of the princess” and the popular film “Summer Wars” is really like? To summarize.
- The real world is similar in a rural town
- The virtual world is similar on the stage
- Whale comes out
- The virtual world is inextricably linked to the real world
- Get into trouble in the virtual world
To be honest, as far as I can see, it is undeniable that they are said to be similar.
However, isn’t it one of the pleasures to be similar to Summer Wars?
Please visit the theater and enjoy the beautiful images and music!