#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The story of Seita and Setsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.
Plot: In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.
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The terrible story of two orphaned Japanese kids during the ending of WWII.
Incredibly well told and totally moving, without using clichés. A must seen in the anime arena.
This was the first animated movie that made me cry as an adult.
It still does.
Two children are left as orphans in World War 2 and have to survive. Such a basic premise, but this shows intimately what the effects of war are on children (a topic not covered by other movies). And as it’s about children, it has more of an emotional impact.
Described as one of the greatest war movies of all time by Roger Ebert, the work of art will impact you like no other anime.
Its interesting to note that this was released originally with My Neighbour Totoro. Both are films about childhood. But where Totoro is about innocence maintained and the joy of childhood, **Fireflies is innocence lost**, a light dimmed after a short period.
More moving than you could ever expect
This film is utterly emotionally draining whilst being rewarding at the same time.
The animation is both realistic and stylized but that’s not the point, the main focus of this film is the character development of the brother and sister protagonists. Their relationship is nothing short of beautiful and touching.
And without spoiling anything I have to say that this film touched me in a way no other film has ever touched me in my adult life. One or two films have upset me and reduced me to watery eyes but Grave of the Fireflies had me in fits of sobbing despair. I was a mess! I’m talking total emotional breakdown. Couldn’t talk without sobbing! One of the best films I have EVER seen, animated or not.
“Why do fireflies have to die so soon?”
The movie took on an added poignancy for me as I kept thinking of my own granddaughter, who’s age approaches that of the young Setsuko in the movie. How horrifying a prospect to be left homeless under any conditions, let alone to deal with the death of a mother with no place to turn. The plight of Setsuko and her older brother Seita is dealt perhaps an even more severe blow by the indifference and even hostility of their countrymen and fellow citizens. I was probably more disturbed by the idea that so little compassion was offered to these two troubled wanderers. I rarely watch animated films, and this is actually the very first anime feature I’ve ever seen, recommended by it’s standing in the IMDb top film rankings. The picture is gorgeously rendered, and there’s a lyrical quality to the quieter moments when the siblings take comfort in each other’s presence against a backdrop of war and devastation. Be prepared for an emotional response to the heartbreak of loss and separation, exemplified by a brother and sister who mean the world to each other.
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 29 min (89 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Animation, Drama, War
Director Isao Takahata
Writer Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata
Actors Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi
Awards 3 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Tokyo Laboratory Ltd., Tokyo, Japan
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm