Grave of the Fireflies: The haunting relevance of Studio Ghibli's darkest film

Grave of the Fireflies: The haunting relevance of Studio Ghibli's darkest film
 

Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli is renowned for light-hearted classics like My Neighbour Totoro but 30 years ago it released Grave of the Fireflies, a war anime with a powerful message that still reverberates.
Based on Akiyuki Nosaka's 1967 novel and directed by the legendary Japanese animator Isao Takahata who died earlier this month, it tells the story of two orphans and their desperate struggle to survive the final months of World War Two.
The show's ending is foreshadowed from the start. All alone, a young boy Seita succumbs to starvation and dies at the Sannomiya Railway... read more

 
16 April 2018 in World News, Views: 55
Source: BBC
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