On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
The story of Seita and Satsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.Written by
Though most air raids over Kobe were simply to lay mines in the ocean, a few devastating raids struck the city directly. The first on February 4th, 1945 was relatively minor, but on March 16th and 17th, 1945, a total of 331 bombers of the XXI Bomber Command, namely the 73rd, 313th, and 314th bombardment wings, hit the northwest corner of the city, the area south of the main railroad line, the area northwest of the main railroad station, and the area northeast of the third target. In the firestorm that ensued, 21% of the urban areas of the city were destroyed (650,000 homes, factories, and other buildings) and 8,841 people died including 2 American airmen executed by firing squad after being shot down. Over the next 3 months, Kobe would be attacked 6 more times, but all were either mine laying operations or attacks on airfields and factories. See more »
Right at the beginning, someone places what looks like a rice ball loosely wrapped in some tree bark as a protective cover next to the boy known as Seita.
The scene cuts to Seita's face and soon after he collapses, the wrapped rice ball is nowhere to be seen. See more »
September 21, 1945... that was the night I died.
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A Beautiful Unforgettable Masterpiece that shows the true cost of war.
I decided to watch Grave of the Fireflies yesterday. My friends told me it was extremely moving and sad. I hesitated at first, but then I said "Oh well, I'll give it a try." At the end of the film, I was crying my eyes out. This was the best animated film, I've ever seen.This is a moving depiction of the fates of cast-off children who become casualties of war.
This movie isn't your regular Animated Film. Pixar and Disney put films out there with happy endings. I'm not saying there bad films at all. They are also great pieces of work. But Grave of the Fireflies tells you the truth. This movie isn't trying to entertain you. It wants to inform you about how war is really like. There were many moments in the movie, that just brought me to tears.
I am kind of upset, that this movie didn't get many awards as it should. In that regards, it is VERY underrated and it is kind of thrown apart. When it should really be respected and praise it. If this movie was made in our time period right now. I would be 100% sure this would of Won an Oscar for Best Animated Film. This is Studio Ghilbi's best movie they have ever released.
I truly advice you to bring a handkerchief, cause chances are that you will cry.
An Emotional Epic Animated Film, that I recommend everyone to watch.
Quite Simply 10/10
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