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Grave of the Fireflies ( Hotaru no haka ) (1988) Movie Talk

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grave of the fireflies is really a good movie. it is just not any ani movie. 12/03/2008
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Grave of the Fireflies is a great movie. I'm glad Spirited Away shows up in the conversation also since it should have been nominated for a best picture Oscar, not just best aniumated, in 2003. Hopefully people will catch on though. 10/16/2008
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There is a small but very vocal group of people who won't shut up about how cool anime is.. to the point of embarrassment.  These uber-fans give anime a bad name and, unfortunately, are the ones most people associate the genre with.

Anime, is simply animation that comes from Japan. It's not homogenized.  Studio Ghibli, the company behind Grave of the Fireflies, creates amazing films, mostly helmed by Hayao Miyazaki - perhaps you recall Spirited Away won best animated feature film in 2003 - watch any Ghibli feature and you won't find it annoying in the least.

Yes, there are plenty of annoying dorks out there who will talk ceaslessly about how awesome some stupid show is - but if that's what you base all anime on, then you are missing out on some great animation and filmaking.
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Why is it considered Anime then?  And what is the definition of Anime. I think most people don't like it because it is annoying as crap....and big dorks talk about it all the time. 09/08/2008
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  Chris Kavan
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Okay, I'm tired of seeing so many people who have Anime as their least favorite genre on here.

For everyone who thinks that Anime is A) a bunch of people screaming and fighting for no reason B) adorable kiddie fare or C) sick, twisted pornography - I implore you - nay - I DEMAND you watch Grave of the Fireflies.

This is completely human and achingly sad. Heck, this, for me, ranks near Schindler's List as one of the hardest movies to watch.  You will forget this is animated by the times it's over and if you don't feel anything then you're truly a heartless.

So, for anyone who assumes that all anime is Pokemon or Sailor Moon or Dragonball Z or Naruto - just give this a shot.  I guarantee it will change your entire outlook.
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