Grave of the Fireflies

Last days of the Second world war, American aircraft bombed the defenseless Japanese cities. In the maelstrom of a daily nightmare fall 14-year-old Saito and his little sister Setsuko — losing loved ones, they were all alone. The boy suddenly becomes an adult and realizes that it depends on the life of a little sister. Sheltered in an abandoned asylum, Saito and Setsuko trying to survive on their own. And let their eyes deadly fire in the sky, only the lights of fireflies, a brutal war does not spare even the innocent children's souls, bringing them merciless sentence.

  • Isao Takahata

Release Date: 1989-07-26
IMDb icon 8.5/10
  • Country: JP
  • Language: Japanese
  • Budget: $3,700,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $516,962
Nannette Obbard
11 March 2013 | 03:41

For me, the anime — this is a subtle synthesis of the real world and the world of vivid imagination, carrying a kind of philosophy, and generate the warm feelings. "Grave of the fireflies" — totally different creations. With first minutes first frame Isao Takahata, like a bucket of cold water poured on the heads of the audience all the grim reality of this world. The last days of war, Japan is suffering a severe bombardment. In the heart of one of the destroyed cities is fourteen-year-old Saito and his little sister Setsuko. In early childhood they have known the horror of war, the bitterness of loss of loved ones, over and over, because deprived of his house and care about the views of people passing by.

This is a story about how the war invaded their children's world, distorting perception and stealing from them happy childhood years. Seicho had to grow up very early in order to take care of my little sister, because they are alone in this war-torn world where no winners or defeated. Care sister — it's the only thing left the guy who had to endure the ordeal. He struggling life can the viewer does not condemn and does not regret it, but every actions, causes of understanding, approval, and approval.

The war against her nightmares took all the main characters, leaving only a tiny thirst for life, manifested in the twinkling of tiny fireflies in a dark spring night...

"Grave of the fireflies" — is a kind of allusion to be creative Remark, the keynote of which is the war with all nightmares. Very strong, deep, meaningful movie that will give all the pain, all the severity of loss, the horror and destruction which war carries, distorting and changing perception, not leaving a nothing. Are the movies you need to watch in order to always remember to the consequences of vanity and the thirst for power of the mighty will learn to appreciate and understand the beauty of the peaceful sky.

8.5 out of 10

Nanon Waylen
22 July 2009 | 12:36

You can look in anime cartoons Japanese classics countless profound truths, but the MENA cartoon may just like or not like.

And I this cartoon is not liked, the cartoon is not even sucked my attention and make it yourself to view for me a very difficult task. "The goals pursued by the belligerent States is not worth of tears," "War does not spare even young children," "This is just as the ends of human life" — all what the critics say here on the howling look only elementary and clear childhood any truths from which is collected the main idea of the film. And video say no my opinion the useless, banal plot twists: Sirotina, hunger and theft — well what is the film about it is something that even from this.

In short of course when I watching a movie or the cartoon I do not think what is it bad or good, I he just likes or does not like, so do not will climb deeply and frankly. Bombs explode nicely and the main characters are pathetic, but not change the fact that does this movie got me so not much surprised, put 3. just because 2 1 would be too low for such a respected Director, Yes and neither does the cartoon what is not bad, it just don't interesting.

3 of the 10

Desirae Blondie
08 November 2009 | 09:45

This film is about the difficult years of the war. About how people had to survive in those terrible conditions. To regret no many succeeded.

The film is filled with grief, sadness, sorrow, but is there are moments for joy. In it many bright moments.

Personally, I just love it! As I reviewed films, but none gave me such feelings. Honestly, I wanted to cry. Cry from the truth, which was, and up to really. Indeed, in the war first, ordinary people suffer.

11 of 10

How much has Grave of the Fireflies made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $516,962.
How much did it cost to make Grave of the Fireflies?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $3,700,000.
Who is the director of the movie Grave of the Fireflies?
This tv-show was directed by Isao Takahata.
What is the genre of Grave of the Fireflies?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Animation, War, Best Animation Movies, Best War Movies.
Who starred in Grave of the Fireflies?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Tadashi Nakamura.
What is Grave of the Fireflies IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.5.
When was Grave of the Fireflies released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 1989-07-26.