Seita and Setsuko's mother dies in the air raids and leaves them to live with her sister. However, in those days of the second world war, there was not enough food for so many people in one house and they soon left to live by themselves. A dramatic story of a brother and his little sister who are struggling through the days of a horrible war.
wow.. This movie was really beautiful. It was so honest. This movie showed the honesty of how world war 2 was like, and how people suffered. I thought that I wouldn't end up crying in this movie, but the ending really got me. After finishing this movie, and rewatching the beginning, it got me crying even more. This movie showed me how humans truly are. As humans, we are so prideful of ourselves, refusing to ask help, and thinking we can solve things on our own. When our pride gets in the way of things, it becomes a problem for us.
The graphics in this movie was absolutely beautiful. The rural setting of this movie was beautiful. Seeing the fireflies all light up was beautiful as well. For a movie that was released in 1988, the graphics were really beautiful. There's no other word to describe it. This movie was really sad, and definitely a movie that is recommended to watch. I never thought an animation movie could make me cry the way I did while watching this movie. "Grave of the Fireflies" is truly a masterpiece.
They are both about siblings struggling to get through a disaster. Hotaru no Haka follows 2 siblings trying to stay alive during a war, while Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 follows 2 siblings trying to find a way home and stay alive. Both are really beautiful and sad anime with lot of emotions. I highly recommend you watch both.