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Grave of the Fireflies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    It's a learning experience. The movie for those who don't know Japanese history

    I see and read lots of reviews here in the States and feel very sad about how this movie has been viewed and wrongly understood.. oh, not only this movie but other Miyazaki movies as well. Perhaps that is owed to the fact that many Americans do not know anthing about Japanese history. I am Japanese, born and raised in Japan. For those who watch this movie should consider this movie made NOT to entertain the animation fans!!! - believe me, but its true purpose is to give and teach the CHILDREN IN JAPAN how not to repeat the terrible war once our ancesters started in the First World War... remembering how many people had to die for the terrible and grave course of fate the Japanese history once underwent. My uncle died in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell from the sky. I know so many women and children were killed during the war, just like those kids in the movie.. thousands !! Unfortunately, today in Japan, the new and young generations of population have no recollection on those wars and lives lost in the past. Sad ! Simply because they were born in the peaceful time. Mr. Miyazaki said in Japan when this movie was made that the story should tell our kids "in Japan" a single but the most powerful message that "we shall NEVER go to the war". So now in Japan, we have the Amendament Clause 9 in our constitutions that we Japanese never possess nuclear weapons, will to the war and any supportive deads which cater or trigger the war that will end up repeating our past mistake all over again. This movie is showing our country's dark-side hisotry, but we the young people who don't know wars will definately get that message. I don't want to be any part of any war after watching this movie. More Americans and kids should watch this film hopefully America stops wars and there will be no more wars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Animé good or bad?

    I never liked animé. I don't know if I ever will completely like animé. Two movies changed my view of it: Grave of the Fireflies, and Spirited Away. Grave being one of the most tagic and sad movies I have seen....ever. It is a great war movie, and I don't usually like those either. It fits tragedy, love, and perseverance during two children's trial. It's a good movie, I do reccomend it. ---Joe

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