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Grave of the Fireflies


Houshi Ishida, Mao Sasaki, Ikki Sawamura, Yui Natsukawa View All


T?ya Sat? (Director), Yumiko Inoue (Writer) View All

Release: Nov. 1st, 2005
Runtime: 2 hours, 28 minutes
Hisako loses her home in Tokyo to Allied bombing. With her husband fighting somewhere in Asia, she and her two children evacuate to a suburb of Kobe, where they share a house with Hisako's cousin, Kyoko. Kobe is bombed and Kyoko is killed. Hisako is forced to take care of Kyoko's two children in addition to her own, but there is not enough food for everyone.
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Grave of the Fireflies is one of the best anti-war films ever made and it uses the medium of animation in a tasteful and emotionally surreal manner that stays with the viewer for a very long time.