History Anime / GraveOfTheFireflies

15th Jan '18 2:16:13 AM eroock
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* ApatheticCitizens: Played ''VERY'' tragically:
** At the beginning, a bunch of soldiers walk past Seita as he [[spoiler: dies of malnutrition]]. This was a very common sight in the days.
** When an air raid siren goes off, the aunt says "oh not again".



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Played ''VERY'' tragically:
** At the beginning, a bunch of soldiers walk past Seita as he [[spoiler: dies of malnutrition]]. This was a very common sight in the days.
** When an air raid siren goes off, the aunt says "oh not again".
14th Jan '18 7:16:35 PM Nicoaln
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* DullSurprise: Invoked and justified. When an air raid goes off, the aunt just casually says "Not again" as if it were a minor inconvenience.


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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Played ''VERY'' tragically:
** At the beginning, a bunch of soldiers walk past Seita as he [[spoiler: dies of malnutrition]]. This was a very common sight in the days.
** When an air raid siren goes off, the aunt says "oh not again".
18th Dec '17 5:13:46 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: This is a pretty depressing and tearjerking movie.
27th Oct '17 1:42:38 PM YasminPerry
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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.
8th Jun '17 12:45:31 AM OnTheHillside
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* 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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* TogetherInDeath: The spirits of the children reunite in the beginning of the film. In the final scene, [[spoiler:the contented spirits/ghosts of Seita and Setsuko happily [[spoiler:they share a view of Kobe in 1988]].
8th Jun '17 12:42:16 AM OnTheHillside
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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 causes 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 causes her to push him away.
13th Apr '17 9:41:57 AM Amake
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The film is based on the short story of the same name written by Akiyuki Nosaka, who based much of the plot on his own childhood in Japan during and after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The film begins with Seita dying and reuniting with his little sister Setsuko as a ghost and [[HowWeGotHere the two have another look at the last few months of their life]], starting with the loss of their home and their mother in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Kobe_in_World_War_II 1945 bombing of Kobe]] until Setsukoís death.

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The film is based on the short story of the same name written by the late Akiyuki Nosaka, who based much of the plot on his own childhood in Japan during and after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The film begins with Seita dying and reuniting with his little sister Setsuko as a ghost and [[HowWeGotHere the two have another look at the last few months of their life]], starting with the loss of their home and their mother in the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombing_of_Kobe_in_World_War_II 1945 bombing of Kobe]] until Setsukoís death.
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''.
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