1988 . Animation, Drama, War . 1h 29m
In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.
Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi
Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata
16 Apr 1988
2 weeks ago
Have only seen this film once, and am afraid to watch it again. It is also the only animated film that's made me cry. I'm sure it could do that again.
1 month ago
This is the greatest movie that I will never watch again.
2 months ago
Amazing animated film, surprises the viewer at what happens with such an impactful and emotional journey with young strong independent characters that drive the plot forward