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Hotaru no Haka -- Grave of the Fireflies

Did you cry or not?

  • yes

    Votes: 15 88.2%
  • no

    Votes: 3 17.6%

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moyashi

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Ok ... this anime was talked about in other threads but I thought I break it off on it's own.

I just watched it again. I never thought I'd be brave enough to watch it again but I did.

This was a different version. The ending was different.

The brother was sitting on a bench over looking modern day Kobe.

The version I saw before had him standing alone, half dead at a station.

Ok, anyway the poll. Did you cry or not?
 

thomas

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Yes, definitely, and I would cry again.

Oh, I thought there's only one version.
 

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I'm impressed, moyashi... I've debated whether or not I could watch "Grave of the Fireflies" again. A fantastic film, but a very emotional experience...

And yes, I did cry... I think it still stands as the only anime that's ever overcome me emotionally.
 

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My wife turned it on actually. I being the anime lover I let that part of me prevail.

So folks which ending did you all see?
 

thomas

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As far as I can remember the very end Seita, Setsuko's brother (just checked their names), is sitting at a station, on the brink of death because of starvation and grief, hallucinating about his little sister.
 

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moyashi

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1.) Seita was at a station ??? standing next to a greyish pillar, hallucinating on the brink of death

2.) (the other night) Seita was sitting on a bench thinking of his sister or hallucinating. The view was of Kobe from Rokko Mountains in Ashiya.

I got a box of those drops from a student, and I just can't open it. I keep remembering the movie.
 

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I'll consult Miyuki-san, I am sure she can help...
:)
 

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Odd..the version that I have, had the brother sitting at the station in the beginning with some dialogue like 'This is the day I died'. It showed him slowly dying and then meeting the ghost of his sister while they caught fireflies and took a ride on a train. After this is then started with the story of how this all happened. And at the very end it was of the brother watching over the modern city.
 

moyashi

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hmmm, maybe the first time I saw it I was too much in tears to remember the very end .... :(
 

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So did I and my friends.
I asked others, but no one remembered its end.
 

miyuki

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Scott is right.

I checked HPs whether if anyone would mention it....
I checked many...
Most of them sketched a plot
but only one person mentined its end.
She said Seita watched the modern city.

<And at the very end it was of the brother ( ghost or hallucination of our own...I guess) watching over the modern city.>
 

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hmm ... my students today said both endings ... ughhhh ....
 

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sugoi kanashii desu yone, kono anime...

I was 16 or 17 when I watched it, cried a lot...

don't remember the ending (what exactly happened), but the only thing I know is that he was holding that candy can...
 

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I didn't quite cry. I was close. When I tried to tell a friend about it, the story seemed sad, but not worth crying over. The characterization was the best I have seen and I think this is what makes the ending so terribly sad. You just don't want any of it to happen to them, but it does.
 

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"You just don't want any of it to happen to them, but it does." Nice way to put it!

Welcome and yoroshiku Luxpyre!
 

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Seriously... Who didn't cry... IMO GOTF (Grave of the Fireflies) was the best tragedy that Stuid Ghibli made... And moyashi... Thanks for the info... I had no idea the view was from Rokko Mt! O_O
 

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i know what you mean, the first time i saw it i rented it and i swear i must have cried for at least an hour after the movie was over. it was so sad. i own it now, but i've still only watched it twice.
i remember the beginning w/ Seita in the train station, the time w/ their aunt, and in the shelter, but i can't think of anything after Setsuko dies, probably b/c i'm not even thinking about the movie anymore, just going over the "why?" of it in my head...
Grave of the Fireflies is one of the most incredible movies i have ever had the privilege of viewing.
 

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I cried a little the first time I saw it, but only for a second. Yeah, I was sad that whole day. War is like that. No matter what, people suffer from it...
 

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Funny I watched it for the first time last night... I think its the last Studio Ghibili film I have not watched. I knew what happened in the story before, so I was mentally prepared for it. I didn't cry, but It moved me... I think it had a bit of allegory for Japan during the war, with the children being too proud... But thats my view. .
 
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