Grave of the Fireflies is an anime directed by Isao Takahata. It’s an anime movie set during WW2. The main protagonists are teenager named Seita and his 4-year-old sister named Setsuko. They lost their house and parents during the war.
Seita lost his house since air raid attacks their residences and make his mother burned inside their home. He takes his sister to reside with his aunt but they can’t stay there for quite a while since he thinks that his aunt does really like them. Actually Seita could be the one who refuses do useful work. He wishes to protect his sister after he promised to their parents.
That’s the reason for his aunt’s anger to them. The aunt can be a standard person who does almost everything to make the war acceptable to her daughter. She feels that caring so many people is difficult. Thus, she wishes Seita to work so he feed Setsuko with more than enough food.
The artwork cold be very in depth, detail, and awesome. It gives you the feelings. You’ll be able to learn what really happen during WW2 in Japan through Seita and Setuko’s perspective.
Seita and his sister then move away from their aunt’s place since Seita is unable to stand her tendencies anymore. He feels he’s just a burden and goes to discover a place to live. They also have some money but it’s not enough.
Setsuko then gets weaker since she and Seita are now living in a bunker that’s not a very good place to lie. Bad at all but they have to stay there as long as possible. So what will happen to those siblings?
You’ll be able to find the novel release, too. According to Anime Bibly, This anime is based on the semi-autobiographical novel written by Nosaka Akiyuki which also popular in Japan. For those who really love to read light novel, trying to read this novel will give you new experience! Just try it out and tell me your opinion here.
You could also discover a growing number of fans know this anime since it’s a war-themed anime is really hard to find, especially set in World War 2.
Once you learn the history of Japan during WW2 and the large psychology of the Japanese, you certianly will cry when you watch this anime. You’ll find the DVD in HD graphic as well which also include the best sound effect!