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Grave of the Fireflies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    EMOTIONAL!!!!

    very wel done very emotional, with all the family member who have died the last scene is the one that touched me most. dramatic at some point but very realistic with the evil aunt and the stealing food and selling material for the lil gurl's life, just very EMOTIONAL and WELL DONE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    First movie I've cried for in 12 years

    I don't watch movies a lot. I've seen my share of Anime and moving dramas, and none have touched me more than this. The special bond between 14-year old Seita and his 4-year old sister Setsuko is very touching. This is the story of two young children trying to survive while their country is at war. This movie is recommended to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Melancholy and beautiful...

    If you don't know anything about anime, it doesn't matter. This story stands on its own. Bring some tissues.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2001

    TOP 5 movies

    The best movie I have ever seen, in terms of drama. It's a sad and heart-warming story about a 14 year old boy who tries to raise his sister after his mother dies in the bombing of Kobe. EXCELLENT movie, but very sad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The saddest film ever to be committed to cellulloid

    This is the saddest and most moving movie I have ever seen on any medium. The moment I see the title, my eyes just water recalling the trials and tribulations of Seita and Setsuko. For any person who thinks that war is a ''glorious'' thing, they should watch this film. This film was produced by Studio Ghibli, the same studio that produced such classics as Kiki's Delivery Service and My Neighbor Totoro as well as the Recent Princess Momonoke. For those you familiar with these titles, you know that this film is NOT one to be missed. For those of you new to Japanese Animation (ANIME, in short) all of the above titles are family friendly (for the most part) and are all great works to enjoy. This movie though should be reserved to teenagers and up due to subject matter. SPOILERS (hopefully minor - perhaps major) This anime focuses on two children who are orphaned in Japan after a US air raid. The stoic, 14 year old Seita bears the responsibility of taking care of his 4 year old sister, Setsuko. The story begins in a flshback as we see the dead/dying Seita in a railway station recalling his sister when she was alive. The story then proceeds as a long flashback to the events a few weeks/months prior. I do have some technical gripes with the DVD itself. The transfer seems to have come from a older film, and thus the picture does suffer slightly. Also, the English voice acting for English dialogue was only passable; I was expecting better ''dubbing'' for a dvd but was sadly mistaken. Also, the sound in the Japanese version seems to be slightly muted versus the English version. But these are all minor faults in a work that is so emotionally wrenching. The animation here is superb. Using muted colors for this work, Isao Takahata creates an ambiance so real and emotionally true that we often forget that the characters are animated and not real. Watch Setsuko's actions during the movie, and you will see what I mean. DO NOT pass up this dvd because it is a ''cartoon''. Nothing could be further from the truth. Let this movie stand as a testament to war and its wrongness.

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