Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies is made by Studio Ghibli and distributed by Sentai Filmworks. It was based during and after WW2 in Japan. It began with a boy dying in a train station found by a janitor with a candy tin in his hand. It cuts to him and his younger sister Sesuko in spirt form and then they go on a train. Then it cuts to the past to when their home town was destroyed by a bombing … and they go on an adventure. They end up in a shelter under a rock. Fast forward to when Sesuko eventually dies from starvation and Seita, her older brother, buries her. He then does a ceremony of sorts on top of a hill over-looking modern-day Kobe.

I overall loved this movie. It was definitely darker than most Ghilbi films that I have seen in the past, but it had a very heartfelt ending- and also a very interesting take on death.

I would give this an 8/10.

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