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Grave of the Fireflies

16 Ratings: 4.6
A movie directed by Isao Takahata

In post-World War II Japan, a janitor finds a deathly ill boy lying beside a metal candy container. The janitor unwittingly tosses the possession into the night, beginning a most unusual tale of survival set amid the atrocities of war in the Animi GRAVE … see full wiki

Director: Isao Takahata
Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 16, 1988
MPAA Rating: Unrated
7 reviews about Grave of the Fireflies
review by . December 09, 2011
posted in ASIANatomy
I had done a review on "Grave of the Fireflies" awhile ago, but I wanted to revisit on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Another film by Studio Ghibli, directed by Isao Takahata, is a very, very, very powerful movie about the aftermath of war in Japan after World War 2. WARNING: this movie is incredibly emmotional, even for us guys. If you don't tear up, or at least get a lump in your throat, then there is something very wrong with you...      The movie chronicles …
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
While I've only seen about 120 anime titles in my life, I seriously doubt there's an anime I haven't seen yet that can beat out Grave of the Fireflies in my list as #1 in "best anime titles ever."      I seriously can't find anything wrong with this anime.  The characters feel so realistic, the story is nothing short of powerful, the animation and artwork is top-notch, the music is perfect, and portrays one of the best delivered, realistic anti-war …
review by . November 15, 2011
The first sentence in Grave of the Fireflies is "September 21, 1945...that was the night I died."       The voice belongs to 14-year-old Seita, and his spirit tells us what happened to him and his five-year-old sister, Setsuko, in the weeks before. This is one of the saddest films I've ever seen, and a great one. Many elements of the plot are discussed, so read no further if that bothers you.       Seita, his mother and sister live …
Quick Tip by . February 17, 2012
posted in ASIANatomy
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Movies quality is more on people's different tastes....But I wonder if anyone ever said that "Grave of the Fireflies" is not one of the greatest films ever produced. This film elevated Japanese anime to heights never before seen. It was proof that animation did not have to be aimed for kids.      Truly heart-wrenching and touching, this creation is a triumphant exercise in Japanese filmmaking...animated or otherwise.     
review by . October 14, 2009
Grave of the Fireflies has to be one of the most depressing films that I have ever watched.  Life in Japan is horrible during the final days of the World War II.  Starvation looms it's head over the civilian population as the people to everything they can to keep from dying of hunger.  Two orphans Seita and Setsuko wander the countryside after losing their mother and home to the bombing of their city.  Driving by constant search for food Seita does everything he can to keep the …
review by . June 19, 2009
I normally do not like anime.  Most of the crap shown on American TV is violent and really rather stupid.  However, there is another group of anime that is very special.  There is, of course, the absolutely wonderful anime of Miyazaki which I will review later on.  Then there is this one.  I could not believe how involved in a movie I could get until I got into this one.  I was hooked quickly, and then I started literally bawling my eyes out.  This is WW2 as seen …
review by . February 08, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Subtle story-telling, emotional impact, beauty of both idea and presentation      Cons: Not a {insert an expletive here} thing      The Bottom Line: If you have no heart or you don't like its strings pulled, then see this movie.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot.      The Grave of the Fireflies places a pair of warm, gentle hands around your heart; these …
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