Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Grave of the Fireflies
8.1/10 by 613 users

In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

Original Title:火垂るの墓
Release Date:April 16, 1988
MPAA Rating:M
Genres:Animation, Drama, Family, War
Production Company:Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha Company
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Isao Takahata, Yoshiyuki Momose
Casts:, , ,
Plot Keywords:japan, loss of family, loss of father, hunger, world war ii, shelter, boy, sister, food, wartime, tokyo japan, little girl, death, starving
  • A Beautiful Unforgettable Masterpiece that shows the true cost of war.
    June 16, 2010
    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