History Anime / GraveOfTheFireflies

11th Mar '17 9:27:26 PM Idek618
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** Averted with the titular fireflies that accomplish to cheer up the two siblings and help to illuminate the bomb shelter.

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** Averted with the titular fireflies that accomplish manage to cheer up the two siblings and help to illuminate the bomb shelter.
5th Mar '17 3:52:54 PM PF
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* AngstWhatAngst: [[invoked]] It is rather incredible how much time Seita spends with a smile on his face. However, itís mainly for Setsukoís sake and itís quite [[StepfordSmiler fake]]. The best example is when he starts doing gymnastics on a bar to try to distract Setsuko from the fact their mother just died. [[TearJerker It doesnít work.]]
5th Mar '17 3:21:34 PM PF
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''Grave of the Fireflies''(火垂るの墓, ''Hotaru no Haka'') is a 1988 film directed by Creator/IsaoTakahata and produced by Creator/StudioGhibli. It was released theatrically as one-half of a double feature; the other half was the [[MoodWhiplash uplifting]] ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro''.

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''Grave of the Fireflies''(火垂るの墓, Fireflies'' (火垂るの墓, ''Hotaru no Haka'') is a 1988 film directed by Creator/IsaoTakahata and produced by Creator/StudioGhibli. It was released theatrically as one-half of a double feature; the other half was the [[MoodWhiplash uplifting]] ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro''.
5th Mar '17 3:20:58 PM PF
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* BrotherSisterIncest: In the original short story, Seita is deprived of all other female company, and Setsuko has to grow up really quickly because of the circumstances, so their relationship develops undertones of this. Thankfully, the film left out this theme. There is, however, a subtle hint in the scene in which he rolls towards her when she sleeping and seems to try to kiss her, which makes her push him away.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: In the original short story, Seita is deprived of all other female company, and Setsuko has to grow up really quickly because of the circumstances, so their relationship develops undertones of this. Thankfully, the film left out this theme. There is, however, a subtle hint in the scene in which he rolls towards her when she sleeping and seems to try to kiss her, which makes causes her to push him away.



* [[CoolBigSis Cool Big Bro]]: Seita is this to Setsuko.

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* [[CoolBigSis CoolBigSis: Cool Big Bro]]: big bro in this case as Seita is this to Setsuko.



* {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s: Seita and Setsuko.

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* {{Heartwarming Orphan}}s: HeartwarmingOrphan: Seita and Setsuko.



* PassedInTheirSleep: [[KillTheCutie Setsuko dies]] [[AdultFear of starvation]] [[TearJerker and sickness]] while she sleeps.

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* PassedInTheirSleep: [[KillTheCutie Setsuko dies]] [[AdultFear of starvation]] [[TearJerker and sickness]] while she sleeps.sleeps:



* PerspectiveFlip: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grave_of_the_Fireflies_%282005_film%29 2005 live action remake]] retold the story from the perspective of the Aunt.

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* PerspectiveFlip: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grave_of_the_Fireflies_%282005_film%29 2005 live action remake]] retold adaptation]] retells the story from the perspective of the Aunt.aunt's perspective.



* [[TheRunaway Runaways]]: Seita runs away from his aunt's home for several reasons, Setsuko in tow. She's not particularly sad to see them go.

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* [[TheRunaway Runaways]]: TheRunaway: Seita runs away from his aunt's home for several reasons, Setsuko in tow. She's not particularly sad to see them go.
5th Mar '17 10:20:24 AM VampireBuddha
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''Grave of the Fireflies''[[labelnote:Japanese]]火垂るの墓, ''Hotaru no Haka''[[/labelnote]] is a 1988 film directed by Creator/IsaoTakahata and produced by Creator/StudioGhibli. It was released theatrically as one-half of a double feature; the other half was the [[MoodWhiplash uplifting]] ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro''.

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''Grave of the Fireflies''[[labelnote:Japanese]]火垂るの墓, Fireflies''(火垂るの墓, ''Hotaru no Haka''[[/labelnote]] Haka'') is a 1988 film directed by Creator/IsaoTakahata and produced by Creator/StudioGhibli. It was released theatrically as one-half of a double feature; the other half was the [[MoodWhiplash uplifting]] ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro''.
21st Jan '17 8:56:42 PM Idek618
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* BrotherSisterIncest: In the original short story, Seita is deprived of all other female company, and Setsuko has to grow up really quickly because of the circumstances, so their relationship develops undertones of this. Thankfully, the film left out this theme. There is, however, a subtle hint in the scene in which he rolls towards her when she sleeping and seems to try to kiss her, which makes her to push him away.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: In the original short story, Seita is deprived of all other female company, and Setsuko has to grow up really quickly because of the circumstances, so their relationship develops undertones of this. Thankfully, the film left out this theme. There is, however, a subtle hint in the scene in which he rolls towards her when she sleeping and seems to try to kiss her, which makes her to push him away.
17th Jan '17 5:47:19 PM Idek618
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* NoAntagonist: Only the sibling orphans struggle to survive on their own during WWII.

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* NoAntagonist: Only the sibling orphans struggle struggling to survive on their own during WWII.
1st Jan '17 6:58:38 PM Soufriere
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* BreakTheCutie: Doesn't even ''begins'' to describe what these two kids go through.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Seita glancing at the audience near the end. [[EverybodyIsJesusInPurgatory Some saw this gesture]] as a massive ThisLoserIsYou message to the Japanese youth at the time. Juvenile delinquency was high, and quite a few film critics concluded this film was made to show them they should be more thankful for what they have. [[{{Jossed}} It wasn't]], though it was easy enough to misread it that way give the period when it was released.

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* BreakTheCutie: Doesn't even ''begins'' ''begin'' to describe what these two kids go through.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Seita glancing glances at the audience near the end. [[EverybodyIsJesusInPurgatory Some saw this gesture]] as a massive ThisLoserIsYou message to the Japanese youth at of the time. Juvenile delinquency was high, and quite a few film critics concluded this film was made to show them they should be more thankful for what they have. [[{{Jossed}} It wasn't]], though it was easy enough to misread it that way give but check out the period when it was released.Trivia page for a more thorough explanation.



** The opening scene is of Seita's death and his reunion with Setsuko in the afterlife. It's a {{Tearjerker}} to begin with, but once you've actually seen the rest of the movie and realise what they've been through, it hits much, much harder.

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** The opening scene is of Seita's death and his reunion with Setsuko in the afterlife. It's a {{Tearjerker}} to begin with, but once you've actually seen the rest of the movie and realise realize what they've been through, it hits much, much harder.



* KillEmAll



* MementoMacGuffin: Averted with the ring that belonged to the children’s mother, which makes one appearance in the film and then is never seen again. Played straighter with their fatherís photo, though.

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* MementoMacGuffin: Averted with the ring that belonged to the children’s children's mother, which makes one appearance in the film and then is never seen again. Played straighter with their fatherís photo, though.



** This was paired up with ''My Neighbor Totoro'' on both films' original release. They had people walking out after ''Totoro'' if that was shown first, while they stayed (and enjoyed) both if ''Grave of the Fireflies'' was the first shown.

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** This movie was paired up with ''My Neighbor Totoro'' ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' on both films' original release. They had people walking People walked out after ''Totoro'' if that one was shown first, while they stayed (and enjoyed) both if ''Grave of the Fireflies'' ''Grave'' was the first one shown.



-->'''Seita:''' [''in a voiceover''] [[WhamLine She never woke up.]]

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-->'''Seita:''' [''in ''[-[in a voiceover''] voiceover]-]'' [[WhamLine She never woke up.]]



* RealPlaceBackground: The film featured locations that were accurately based on real locations.[[note]]On the Australian DVD, real life location shots are shown as part of the extras and what became of them.[[/note]]

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* RealPlaceBackground: The film featured locations that were accurately based on real locations.[[note]]On [[note]] On the Australian DVD, real life location shots are shown as part of the extras and what became of them.[[/note]]



* RomanAClef: The story was based on the author's childhood during and after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, except in this case, his AuthorAvatar, Seita, dies with his sister, Setsuko. The author had blamed himself for the death of his sister from malnutrition and had written the novel as a way to make amends to her.

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* RomanAClef: The story was based on the author's childhood during and after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, except in this case, case his AuthorAvatar, Seita, dies with his sister, Setsuko. The author had blamed himself for the death of his sister from malnutrition and had written the novel as a way to make amends to her.



* [[TheRunaway Runaways]]

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* [[TheRunaway Runaways]]Runaways]]: Seita runs away from his aunt's home for several reasons, Setsuko in tow. She's not particularly sad to see them go.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: The whole film, but particularly the ending: [[spoiler: Seita withdraws all of his savings to buy food for Setsuko, but sheís already in too poor of a state to recover, and he can no longer use the money to save his own life.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: The whole film, but particularly the ending: [[spoiler: Seita [[spoiler:Seita withdraws all of his savings to buy food for Setsuko, but sheís already in too poor of a state to recover, and he can no longer use the money to save his own life.]]



-->'''Seita:''' September 21, 1945. That was the night that I died.
* TogetherInDeath: In the final scene, [[spoiler:the contented spirits / ghosts of Seita and Setsuko happily share a view of Kobe in 1988]].

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-->'''Seita:''' September "September 21, 1945. That was the night that I died.
died."
* TogetherInDeath: In the final scene, [[spoiler:the contented spirits / ghosts spirits/ghosts of Seita and Setsuko happily share a view of Kobe in 1988]].



* TheXOfY: ''Grave'' of the ''Fireflies.''

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* TheXOfY: ''Grave'' of the ''Fireflies.''''Fireflies''.
29th Nov '16 8:37:03 PM spasskysteve
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Compare ''Manga/{{Barefoot Gen}}''.

Not to be confused with the 2008 film.
29th Nov '16 8:36:03 PM spasskysteve
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