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Hotaru no haka

English Title: Grave Of The Fireflies

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As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller...  (more)

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Alternate Title: "火垂るの墓."

English Titles: "Grave Of The Fireflies" and "Tombstone For Fireflies."

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, whose own sister died from malnutrition during the Second World War. Reportedly, producer Toshio Suzuki used the original novel to sell...  (more)

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Superb story and unfortunately so realistic.
"Show must go on" could also be another title for this cartoon which depicts so well the final days of two children (brother and daughter), which parents died during a bombing in japan. During this,...  (read more)
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