View Full Version : Grave of the fireflies
03-15-04, 09:51 PM
I did not know what to expect when I first started watching this, I just knew it was a classic must see movie.
Wow, a tragedy was the last thing I expected. Such a sad movie.
03-15-04, 09:53 PM
Grave is about the most brutally depressing movie Ive ever seen. It drove me to drink afterwards.
03-16-04, 12:58 AM
Awsome! I'll make a point not to watch it.
03-16-04, 03:41 AM
This is the 'designated driver' anime when it comes to drinking games.
The rules? Take a drink whenever anything good/joyful happens.
03-16-04, 11:31 AM
Though it was quite depressing I still loved it. The creators really knew how to make the audience feel for the characters. And its based upon real events as well. (Cant remember of it was an actual story of people involved however, dont think it was but I cant be sure)
Well it'd be kinda strange if it was based on actual people
But it was based on actual events (WW2 I think).
I bought it but have only watched it once because of how depressing it is.
It is probably the best depressing movie I saw, though, if that makes any difference.
03-16-04, 02:04 PM
The bombing that came in response to Pearl Harbor if I remember correctly.
Been probably 3 years since I watched it. Ill have to watch it again. Besides, they have it on DVD now as well. May have to update. Edited by: Urusai at: 3/16/04 2:05 pm
03-16-04, 04:11 PM
Quote:Grave of the Fireflies was based on Akiyuki Nosaka’s semi-autobiographical 1967 novel. Like his protagonists, Nosaka was forced to fend for himself and his young sister, and she too died. The book is widely seen as his endeavor to assuage the guilt of his survival; as such, Seita’s meeting Setsuko in the spirit world is significant. In a way, the posthumous reunion of Setsuko and Seita is the film’s happy ending, occurring at the outset.
In interviews, Nosaka has said that although the book’s events closely mirror his own experiences, the character of Seita emerged as a stronger and better person than he, Nosaka, was able to be. That bravery and decency is translated to film. Undoubtedly, Seita’s sacrifices on Setsuko’s behalf, and his guilt and grief over her death, lead to his own demise.
The bombing was a firebombing of Kobe, Japan. So not the direct retribution of Pearl Harbor, but one of them.
Good review of the movie and where I quoted the info from. I've read the same review from different sources many times always with the info about the director.
And GotF is one of my favorite movies of all time. Edited by: Pedric Cuf at: 3/16/04 4:12 pm