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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Hotaru no Haka

otherwise known as Grave of the Fireflies.

directed by Isao Takahata, based on a semi-autobiographical book by Akiyuki Nosaka.

one of the most bone-chilling sad movie i've ever seen, anime or not. i remember watching it for the first time a couple years ago. I thought it was another fantasy type anime, but i remember just being awash in sadness when the movie ended. i couldn't shake that feeling for a couple days.

It wasn't just that the events in the movie was sad or depressing. it was just fucking hopeless. it offered no hope for the future, no glimpse of a better tomorrow, no solution to the sadness.

Great movie.


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