6 Responses to “Grave Of The Fireflies or Hotaru no haka (1988)”

  1. Cello says:

    The bad part about gripping movies is they usually leave you so emotionally drained that you don’t want to revisit them for awhile. I’m glad you gave it 4 stars, I think I gave it an A+ too, a very deserving movie of such high praise.

    So it looks like you did have an anime filled weekend like you told me :D

  2. Heather says:

    I managed to squeeze a couple in! I’m hoping this weekend to steal in a few kung fu flicks. I really need some badass ninja to inspire me. :)

  3. moviejunkie says:

    I have a hard time sitting threw this film. It’s amazing but so painful and there is a sense of guilt I carry for some odd reason too. But I agree one of the best anime films of all time.

  4. Great review. Very intense and you can see the personal effect it had on you. I don’t think you can really understand this movie if you don’t invest personally into it.

  5. Peter says:

    You and someone else mentioned this on my site when I wrote about film scenes that make me cry — great review. I added this to my movie queue now, so thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Univarn says:

    This is such a great animated film, and definitely a constant contender for greatest anime film. I always use it as my go to recommendation when people who haven’t seen anime tell me what they think anime is. Mostly because this is almost always the anti-anime stereotype film. And the fact that there are a lot like it (not so much like it as in heartbreaking, but slice of life/reality) makes it all the more inviting.

    Glad you finally got around to watching it. “This isn’t a burst into tears film but it stays with you for a long time.” – For me, this is one of maybe 10-20 films that actually did make me cry. The final montage followed by our final shot of the characters, I weeped for longer than I care to admit. Really a touching, and powerful film.
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