Dec 17, 2020 · 3) Grave of the Fireflies. Grave of the Fireflies is one of the darker well-known anime movies. A pair of siblings struggle to survive during the last few months of World War II. This is a hard watch and should not be shown to young children. It depicts loss after loss and immense amounts of human pain.
Sad would be an understatement, it's a movie that upsets and stays with you for a while. It is a movie where the magical moments bring tears and the sad ones bring grief. What makes this movie a heartbreaker are the details that strike a balance b...Nov 10, 2013 · Grave of the Fireflies. Hotaru no Haka, a 89-minute theatrical release on April 16, 1988, directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. The story, in a flashback after his death, of Seita, a fourteen-year-old boy. He and his little sister Setsuko survive the March 16-17, 1945 firebombing that destroys Kobe and kills their mother. Founded in 1985 by visionaries Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the studio has produced some of the finest hand-drawn features of the past 25 years, including the heartbreaking Grave Of The Fireflies, My Neighbour Toroto, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, which won an Oscar.