Grave of the Fireflies ()

directed by Isao Takahata
featuring Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi

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Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered ...

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Aug 1, 2018

Tender soulful story

Loved this story, a first in anime to portray the other side of war and its horrible consequences......a must see. Lovely and tragically beautiful.


May 26, 2011

Great Learning Experience

This film is really a wonderful way to share what the impact of war is on civilians and especially children. This film is very emotional so caution should be used for the seriousness of the topic.

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