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Grave of the Fireflies
(1988)
6.88
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Plot/Story

5.50

Characters

5.50

Acting

7.50

Cinematography

8.50

Production Design

8.50

Sound

8.00

Execution

5.50

Emotional Impact

6.00

Overview: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Director: Isao Takahata

Release Date: 1988-04-16

Genres: Animation Drama War


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Rated as the best animation film out there by Rolling Stones Magazine, IMDB and USA Today dealing with adult themes that focuses on a young boy Setsuko and his little sister Seita and what they had to endure during the bombing of Japan. It’s a beautiful, touching and tragic with animations that transcends as it really tugs at the heartstrings and paints the horror of war that turns children into orphans and how they are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives and find a way to survive in a cruel, uncertain world. The moments between the two siblings and the love they share is just lovely to watch and makes the viewer realize what a precious commodity love is and the length one will go through. Be prepared to cry.

By : Cockatoo 34 | Date : 1 month ago