2017/05/22 : Setsuko
2,2 cm x 2,2 cm
Taking place toward the end of World War II in Japan, Grave of the Fireflies - 火垂るの墓 (1988) is the poignant tale of the relationship between two orphaned children, Setsuko Yokokawa and his older brother Seita. The children lose their mother in the firebombing of Kobe, and their father in service to the Imperial Japanese Navy. As a result, they are forced to try to survive amidst widespread famine and the callous indifference of their countrymen (some of whom are their own extended family member). Setsuko was born in 1941 but later dies in 1945 towards the end of the film.