Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 dramatic anime set during the events of World War Two Japan. In this episode we brought on our special guest Tyler who is fluent in Japanese culture and language. This film is available in Japanese and two seperate English dubs.

Setsuko a young girl and her older brother Saiti find themselves parentless after a US bomber drops incendiary bombs on their city of Kobe. After briefly staying with their aunt, they are unable to cope with the set forth rules, and decide to go out on their own. A film set apart from others at the time does not sugar coat the realities of war.

The film is directed by Isao Takahata and written by Akiyuki Nosaka and Isao Takahata which is based on his short story. Starring Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, and Akemi Yamaghuchi.


Unsung Cinematics

The Unsung Cinematics podcast reviews some of the best kept secrets in TV and Film. Your hosts Stewart and Rasto provide insight to a misunderstood movie to see if it deserves the title of being “unsung”. We dust off and discuss films and television shows that are considered underrated, forgotten, and even neglected.