Tombstone of the Fireflies

Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008)

Tombstone of the Fireflies
7.8/10 by 3 users

Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.

Original Title:火垂るの墓
Release Date:July 5, 2008
Genres:Drama, War
Production Company:Bandai Visual Company
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Taro Hyugaji
Casts:, , ,
Plot Keywords:japan, based on novel, brother sister relationship, world war ii, remake
  • Watch the 2005 version instead, or the original Anime
    January 7, 2013
    After having seen the 2005 NTV version "Grave of the Fireflies", this one was somewhat of a disappointment.
    The storyline had been altered greatly and the beginning and ending had been trimmed and thus losing the poignancy of the movie. The use of modern upbeat songs is inappropriate for the tentative and moving moments. The storyline was less developed and the acting was far from convincing and even wooden at times. I can't understand why they made this version so soon after the NTV version.
    If you want to watch this title (I wholly recommend you do), see the 2005 version and the original anime. Both are extremely poignant and deeply moving testaments to those who suffered under similar circumstances.