History Anime / GraveOfTheFireflies

9th Aug '16 4:06:25 AM PF
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* InfantImmortality: [[Averted with Setsuko, who dies of starvation.]]

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* InfantImmortality: [[Averted [[spoiler:Averted with Setsuko, who dies of starvation.]]
9th Aug '16 4:05:46 AM PF
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* InfantImmortality: [[Averted with Setsuko, who dies of starvation.]]
8th Aug '16 6:51:06 AM Willbyr
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8th Aug '16 6:50:54 AM Willbyr
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* BandageMummy: [[spoiler:The mother, after being horrifically burned in the first round of bombings. She doesn’t get better.]]

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* BandageMummy: [[spoiler:The mother, mother]], after being horrifically burned in the first round of bombings. She [[spoiler:She doesn’t get better.]]



* ChasingAButterfly: Seita and Setsuko enjoy chasing fireflies.

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* ChasingAButterfly: ChasingAButterfly:
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Seita and Setsuko enjoy chasing fireflies.



* DiegeticSwitch: After Setsuko's death, Seita walks by a family who has just returned home to find all their belongings still intact, including their phonograph. They then switch it on to play Amelita Galli-Curci's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mypgywe49VI Home Sweet Home]], which becomes the BackgroundMusic for Setsuko's ReallyDeadMontage and eventual cremation.

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* DiegeticSwitch: After Setsuko's death, Seita walks by a family who has just returned home to find all their belongings still intact, including their phonograph. They then switch it on to play Amelita Galli-Curci's [[http://www."[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mypgywe49VI Home Sweet Home]], Home]]", which becomes the BackgroundMusic for Setsuko's ReallyDeadMontage and eventual cremation.



* EmpathyDollShot: Setsuko’s doll acts as this at certain points [[spoiler:and is eventually burned along with its owner’s corpse.]]

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* EmpathyDollShot: Setsuko’s doll acts as this at certain points [[spoiler:and is eventually burned along with its owner’s corpse.]]her corpse]].



* FatalFlaw: Sympathetic as he may be, [[spoiler:Seita’s pride was the cause of both his and his sister’s deaths.]]

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* FatalFlaw: Sympathetic as he may be, [[spoiler:Seita’s pride was the cause of both his and his sister’s deaths.]]deaths]].



** Flies equals death in the case of the mother's maggot-infested corpse and the flies surrounding the body Setsuko finds at the beach.

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** Flies equals death in the case of the mother's [[spoiler:the mother]]'s maggot-infested corpse and the flies surrounding the body Setsuko finds at the beach.



* ForegoneConclusion: The movie opens with [[StartsWithTheirFuneral Seita dying]] and [[TogetherInDeath meeting Setsuko's spirit in the afterlife.]] As the movie [[HowWeGotHere goes back to show their lives]] and their struggle against famine, it's already a given that their efforts aren't going to end well.

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* ForegoneConclusion: The movie opens with [[StartsWithTheirFuneral Seita dying]] and [[TogetherInDeath meeting Setsuko's spirit in the afterlife.]] afterlife]]. As the movie [[HowWeGotHere goes back to show their lives]] and their struggle against famine, it's already a given that their efforts aren't going to end well.



* GoOutWithASmile: Setsuko, heartbreakingly. [[spoiler: In her case, it's because she was suffering from severe malnutrition, to the point where she was delirious. Reduced to eating balls of dirt that she had mistaken for food, she died with a weak smile on her face.]]

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* GoOutWithASmile: Setsuko, heartbreakingly. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In her case, it's because she was suffering from severe malnutrition, to the point where she was delirious. Reduced to eating balls of dirt that she had mistaken for food, she died with a weak smile on her face.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted.



* MoodDissonance: The ReallyDeadMontage with Setsuko’s spirit/shade/memory shown playing around the pond is bad enough. But when that’s coupled with another family returning home to find literally ''everything'' intact (including the specifically mentioned old record player), and then playing a mournfully sweet rendition of ‘HomeSweetHome’, the scene becomes even more poignant.

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* MoodDissonance: The ReallyDeadMontage with Setsuko’s spirit/shade/memory shown playing around the pond is bad enough. But when that’s coupled with another family returning home to find literally ''everything'' intact (including the specifically mentioned old record player), and then playing a mournfully sweet rendition of ‘HomeSweetHome’, "Home Sweet Home", the scene becomes even more poignant.



-->'''Seita:''' ''(In a voiceover)'' [[WhamLine She never woke up]].

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



* ReallyDeadMontage: An emotionally crippling example, for Setsuko. From the start of the montage (if not a bit earlier) to the end of the movie itself... well, let’s just say [[InelegantBlubbering you’ll need a box of tissues handy]]. It doesn’t help that the montage lasts about 3 minutes, with a sadly sweet rendition of ‘Home Sweet Home’ played in the background... by a family that had come through the war completely unscathed. One of the girls even comments that ‘Even the old record player’s still here!’ And ''then'', just when you think the worst is over, we cut to the cremation.

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* ReallyDeadMontage: An emotionally crippling example, for Setsuko. From the start of the montage (if not a bit earlier) to the end of the movie itself... well, let’s just say [[InelegantBlubbering you’ll need a box of tissues handy]]. It doesn’t help that the montage lasts about 3 minutes, with a sadly sweet rendition of ‘Home "Home Sweet Home’ Home" played in the background... by a family that had come through the war completely unscathed. One of the girls even comments that ‘Even "Even the old record player’s still here!’ here!" And ''then'', just when you think the worst is over, we cut to the cremation.



* StepfordSmiler: Seita, for Setsuko's sake, [[spoiler: but sometimes even he can't contain his tears, and cries for the first time, when Setsuko tells him that their aunt, told her their mother died.]]

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* StepfordSmiler: Seita, for Setsuko's sake, [[spoiler: but [[spoiler:but sometimes even he can't contain his tears, and cries for the first time, when Setsuko tells him that their aunt, aunt told her their mother died.]]died]].



* ThereAreNoTherapists: Though this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the time and place.

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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Though this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] {{justified|Trope}} by the time and place.



* 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: In the final scene, [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the contented spirits / ghosts of Seita and Setsuko, Setsuko happily share a view of Kobe in 1988.]]1988]].


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27th Jul '16 10:35:44 AM eroock
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->''"This was the best movie I never want to see again"''
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2nd Jul '16 10:01:22 AM Doug86
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* RomanAClef: The story was based on the author's childhood during and after 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 WorldWarII, 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.



* WorldWarII: The film is set in 1945 Japan, just after the U.S. firebombing of Kobe.

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* WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: The film is set in 1945 Japan, just after the U.S. firebombing of Kobe.
29th Apr '16 2:27:31 PM PF
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* HarsherInHindsight: The movie is bookended by both in-universe and real life examples.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The movie is bookended by both in-universe and real life examples.examples:
13th Mar '16 6:15:48 PM PF
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12th Mar '16 8:45:24 AM snake300
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5th Mar '16 12:41:39 PM Cieloazul
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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.

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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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