Grave of the Fireflies

I’d heard about this anime movie for a long time and tonight, I finally watched it. Whew. If you’re someone who thinks that anime is all about giant robots and is just for kids, Grave of the Fireflies will set you straight.

It’s the story of a boy and his young sister struggling to get by in Japan in the waning days of World War II. Their mother has been killed in an air raid and, well, the world is a hard place for them. Everyone is hungry, most of all two children out on their own.

Make no mistake, its a powerful, sad movie. And very much worth watching.