[Anime]Grave Of The Fireflies

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  • Made me think
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Other media: Literature:Grave of the Fireflies / Drama:Hotaru no haka / JP movie:Grave of the Fireflies ( Hotaru no Haka)
Anime total pnts rank Rank 154in 6,420 titlesTotal 150 / Deviation 72.11
Anime avg pnts Rank 1,513in 2,855 titlesAvg 0.69=Good/217 reviews
Anime rank of 1988 Rank 6in 92 titles
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Graphic1.14(Good)28
Story0.93(Good)28
Voice/Actor0.71(Good)28
Music0.54(Good)28
Character/Setting0.29(Normal)28
Sad82%23/28
Made me think75%21/28
Scareful43%12/28
Shed tears32%9/28
Impressed29%8/28
Moral25%7/28
Shocked21%6/28
Learned something18%5/28
Beautiful14%4/28
Cute4%1/28
Romantic4%1/28
Interesting4%1/28
Sexy0%0/28
Hot heart0%0/28
Brave0%0/28
Friendship0%0/28
Enjoyed0%0/28
Cool0%0/28
Funny0%0/28
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Stadio Ghibli
Akiyuki Nosaka Takahataisao
Mamiyamichio RyokoShinohara Akemi Yamaguchi Tamaki Shiro Tadashi Nakamura
Japan Released:1988/04/16(Sat)
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2005/08/04 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Wonderful movie! A real insight into another aspect of the effects of war - one of the best war movies I have seen! Very sad but still uplifting.

2003/09/05 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This anime packs such a punch, I was speechless for hours afterwards. Studio Ghibi was crafted a masterpiece, pure and simple, that should not be missed by even the most casual viewer. So much is thrown at you in such a condensed time that you much watch it twice, or three times to catch all of the symbolism. Pick this up one up immediately, but have a box of tisses handy. This is the epitome of tear-jerkers. Recommended in the highest regard.

2003/08/31 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Grave of the Fireflys is not an anime for amatures dats thinks war is cool and full of glory. It shows reality of war and y everyone is trying to prevent it. This anime is sooo sad (everyone i was watching it with cried *3 guys*)even mentioning the name to me makes me sniffle ;_;. oh y does it have to come to this.....

2003/06/23 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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I truly believe that this movie is a masterpiece that should be viewed by anyone who believes war is just about the soldiers being killed in war. It makes one realize that it's not only the soldiers that are being killed, it's the innocent people as well. If viewed by an American, the story helps make the viewer understand what the 'enemy' really went through. It's both touching and heart-wrenching at the very same time. I rate this movie 'Best' and there shall never be another one like it, whether it be animated or not.

2003/03/19 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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this one of his best works of all! my gradfather told me a story about a fellow student in his class who lost his sister almost the same way. It is a good thing that americains have gottento see this because it shows the other side of WWII. instead of the nomal "all japs are bad" version portrayed in so many americain movies. Because not all jappanese agreed with their govornments actions and many today don't either. so, in short this is a real eye opener to americains

2003/02/27 Best(+3 pnt) [Edit/Delete/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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There are no words I can say that give justice to this movie. Just go watch it. Now.

2002/06/03 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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THIS MOVIE WAS A TEAR JERKER AND THE LITTLE GIRL IN IT REMINDED ME OF MY NEICE. IT WAS SAD BUT IT WAS EXCILENT.

2002/04/08 Normal comment [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This movie is so touching and it really made me think about war and the victims of war. i think everyone should see it.

2001/08/14 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Those people who have watched Pearl Harbor
should watch this one.
This is definitely one of the MOST deep, meaningful film ever created.
(if you are planning to see this film,
you should also rent other one like Nausica;
it might help after watching the Grave of Hotaru.)

2001/07/14 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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grave of the fireflys is Beautiful- simply beautiful- rarely in america do we see what life was like in war time for the japanise- its always the american way or nothing...it touches you on so many levels...the animation feels so real you feel your 4 year old sister is right there...so many different stages that if this was any better id have no more tissue- anyone who does not cry at this simply has no heart...you will truly find your emotion with this anime

2001/01/31 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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beautiful..and sad..very very sad....but beautiful..
hehe..

2001/01/24 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This movie was very impressive. Not only was it artfully done, but it was one of the most meaningful animes I have ever seen. Beautifully portraying the realistic struggle of two children in a the harshness of WWII. The love of both children and the innocence of the little girl was so real.
However not everyone should view this movie as there is the potential for this movie to cause extreme amounts of trauma, NOTE: This is NOT a movie to show to highly sensitive/empathetic individuals. It can have very horrible affects for many months. (in fact it's been two years and i'm still struggling with moral issues raised by it).

2001/01/20 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Grave Of The Fireflies is a beautifully animated Drama about the troubles of war.

2000/11/21 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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very sad...i wish things didn't have to turn out the way they did, but it's the way it had to be huh?

2000/11/14 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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A master-piece, a tapestry of the inescapeable elements of life - the cruel reality of war placed against the beauty of love and the human will to survive.
I watched this a few times. But can't bring myself to sit still and watch it intently in one go. This is the only movie I've seen that threatens to reduce me to water every time I see it.

2000/10/30 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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This Anime should be required viewing by all High School kids (along with Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan). It makes the horrors of war and it's aftermath brutally real.
But, this movie is not about war. It is about sibling love and the will to survive in severe situations. The situation in Japan during the final days of World War II are illustrated without dwelling on the political reasons for the war. There are no "good guys" or "bad guys." There is only the children's perception of their situation.
The animation of the city scape during the fire-bombings from the point of view of someone on the ground was very frightening. The character's are beautifully drawn and wonderfully developed. I fell in love with them both.
This is one of the most heart-rending movies I have ever seen. A must see for the "mature crowd."

2000/08/21 Very Good(+2 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Hotaru no haka beatifully illustrates the struggles of two orphans during WWII. It's a very good movie, although it was too depressing for me.

2000/07/03 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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Grave of the Fireflies is without a doubt, one of the greatest anime experiences ever. This movie is NOT for the casual Pokemon, Digimon, Ramna, Dragonball viewer. This movie teaches you what the strains of war are on the young and innocent and doesn't distort the reality of war like in American comics. The movie revolves around Seita, and his little sister Setsuko and follows them around as they struggle to live with their aunt and then as they struggle to survive. Recommended for this movie: a box of kleenex tissues, and something else to do after the movie.
You'll need tissues, this movie WILL make you cry unless you have a heart of stone or are not human, the scene where Setsuko is running around the bomb shelter and the opera in the background did it for me, and after you watch the movie and get the full impact the beginning has a whole new meaning. And you will need something else to do after this movie because if you sit and dwell on it (which you will do), you will be depressed and upset for the rest of the day, trust me, I was. This anime is NOT recommended for younger children since there are some gory scenes (the maggots crawling on the mother's corpse) and the themes are a little too mature. However, Grave of the Fireflies, is without a doubt, one of the greatest anime's to ever grace my television screen.

2000/04/10 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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See man someone told me someone was named seyta on this so i decided to just check it out.
Im glad i did it made me feel sad and rich inside.

2000/03/06 Best(+3 pnt) [Unable to delete by yourself/Suggest to delete/Show only this review or post sympathy comment/]
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THIS REALLY TELLS YOU ABOUT THE TRUTH OF WAR!!!

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