Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)

Source: short story by Akiyuki Nosaka.
Genre: tragedy, drama
Written by: Isao Takahata
Studio: Studio Ghibli
Duration: 1h 30m+


Seita: The brother
Setsuko: the sister


This story is heart wrenching semi-autobiography of akiyuki nozaka. The protagonist, Seita after constant struggle for survival during the second world war, dies due to starvation. After his death his soul reunites with his sister, Setsuko, who died out of malnutrition few months before his own death. Together the revisits the memories of their struggles, how they lost their home, their parents and themselves to the war. And how only after their death, they found their happy ending.

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