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.
|Release Date||:||July 5, 2008|
|Production Company||:||Bandai Visual Company|
|Writers||:||Takuya Nishioka, Akiyuki Nosaka|
|Casts||:||Reo Yoshitake, Rina Hatakeyama, Keiko Matsuzaka, Seiko Matsuda|
|Plot Keywords||:||japan, based on novel, brother sister relationship, world war ii, remake|
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.