Grave of the Fireflies (2005)

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Avg Rating: 4.2 / 5. Voted: 13

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AKA: Hotaru No Haka
Directed by: Toya Sato
Starring: Hôshi Ishida (Seita), Mao Sasaki (Setsuko), Nanako Matsushima (Aunt), Mao Inoue (Aunt’s daughter, Natsu)
Country: Japan; Effed Up Asian Cinema
Language: Japanese (Eng Subs), Effed Up Japanese Films
Runtime: 02:27:23
Genres: Based on a True Story, Siblings, Misery-Depressing

About:
A TV live-action version of the semi-autobiographical short-story that is most renowned by its 1988 anime adaptation.

This version concentrates a lot more on the aunt and her life. And because it’s longer, running almost 2 1/2 hours, it can afford to explore in more detail the breakdown of her kindly nature in the increasingly merciless WW2 Japan, as she loses the ability to indulge luxuries like valor, honor and nationalism.

There are two prominent live-action adaptations of Grave of the Fireflies, and this one, despite its obviously limited budget, is probably the more enjoyable one. That said, if you love the anime film, you should probably watch the other adaptation too.

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Korekiyo
Korekiyo
June 20, 2023 2:53 am

This was an interesting interpretation of the original film, telling it from another point of view and humanizing the cruel aunt. She still sucks for what she did, but it was still interesting!

A concerned friend
A concerned friend
March 19, 2023 1:14 pm

I have AIDS & im really concerned about it

Anti Nowhere League
Anti Nowhere League
March 16, 2023 5:17 am

I had sex with an elephant

Jesus H Christ
Jesus H Christ
March 14, 2023 5:18 am

Blessed be the children who for they suck thy holy cock & blessed be the gay crybabies & pre-teen faggots & holy father forgive steve & although he bares multiple false witness & fornicates with many underage babes,amen

Anti Nowhere League
Anti Nowhere League
March 13, 2023 9:12 am

I hate people

prezzy
prezzy
March 13, 2023 1:15 am

this and others like this are not worthy to be on EUM, because they just dont cut it, a zero from me !!!!

Mark xpooky
Mark xpooky
March 13, 2023 12:30 am

I love this film, the anime also is really good…thx admin!!!

captain monkey
captain monkey
March 12, 2023 9:56 pm

fuck u fred with ur foot long comment