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Summer Wars (Anime & Gayming)

Thu Dec 2, 19:00

Film,Q+A,gaming tournament, Two Brewers, £5

2 December 2021 •••
An eye-popping symphony of colour and imagination that leaps from the screen to blow the viewer’s mind… Summer Wars is a stunning and hypnotic allegory for [person] versus machine.  Think 1983 cult classic Wargames meets Digimon: The Movie also co-created by Director Mamoru Hosoda.

Director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time {2007}) traces over tried and true ground and makes it fresh by virtue of the film’s stunningly beautiful artwork and the charming subplot of the Jinnouchi family reunion. (


“SUMMER WARS” - Anime & Gayming Schedule:

6:30pm – Doors Open
7:00pm – Q&A / Gayming Panel
7:30pm – Film Screening Starts
9:30pm – Game Tournament
11:00pm – Soft End / DJ’s Until 2am
2am – Venue Close

This is screening is part of BFI’s 2021 Japan Season. Celebrating Japan Filming Making over the last 100 years. We’re including Summer Wars in our Japan Season to support the underserved queer anime, manga, cosplay and nerd community, and communities within and we are honoured to be teaming up with London Gaymers and Gayming Magazine to deliver this event.

Presented in partnership with Queer Gayming Organisations: Gayming Magazine & LondonGaymers.

Gayming Magazine is the international home of queer geek culture. Launching in 2019, Gayming Magazine is, and remains, the world’s only LGBTQ video game magazine. It has now grown to reach over 1 million people per month globally and covers all aspects of queer geek culture including video games, anime, comics, movies and more. 

Twitter: @GaymingMag | Instagram: @GaymingMag | Facebook: @GaymingMag


London Gaymers is a non-profit social community providing a safe space for LGBTQ+ gamers in London and across the world. With some of the largest LGBTQ+ guilds, a partnered Discord server and weekly events both in person & online, London Gaymers has been welcoming gaymers since 2012.

With dedicated spaces & events for women, non binary & trans gamers, one of the worlds largest World of Warcraft LGBTQ+ guilds, and over 25 different games with dedicated spaces and events on Discord. From Dungeons and Dragons to exploring MMO's like New World, whether you love battling Pokémon or befriending villagers in Animal Crossing, playing Super Smash Bros or smashing blocks in Beatsaber & Minecraft; we've got you covered.

Twitter: @LondonGaymers | Instagram: @LondonGaymers | Facebook: @LondonGaymers



Screening as part of Japan 2020: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network.

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