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Grave of the Fireflies (2-Disc Collector's Edition) (2002)

4 Ratings: 4.5
Animation, Anime & Manga, and Art House & International movie directed by Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata's powerful antiwar film has been praised by critics wherever it has been screened around the world. When their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo near the end of World War II, teenage Seita and his little sister Setsuko are left … see full wiki

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Director: Isao Takahata
2 reviews about Grave of the Fireflies (2-Disc Collector's...
review by . December 02, 2008
posted in ASIANatomy
Grave of the Fireflies is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel written by Akiyuki Nosaka. The novel and film are set near the end of World War II in Japan. The bulk of the story is told through flashbacks, and it is a story about two children trying to survive after the bombing of Kobe.    On the first disc of this set, you can watch a storyboard version of the film, in addition to the regular version. The second disc includes: an interview with Roger Ebert, interview …
review by . June 04, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of the most depressing and magnificent movies I have ever seen. The movie is about a boy and his sister around the time of the WWII Japan. Seita, a teenager, must take care of himself and his 4 year old sister, Setsuko. The must deal with bombings, hunger, taking care of themselves and surviving. The storytelling in this anime is emotionally charged, interesting and ....there are no words to describe how good it is. Although it is very sad, and had me in tears, this is a very good anime. …
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