Reflection on Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

As a carrier of art, animation plays the same media role as other art works, they deliver human emotions and thoughts. Not only that, because of the unique expression methods of the animation itself, its expressive power tends to surpass other art carriers. In Isao Takahata’s animated film Grave of the Fireflies (1988), it uses realism to make the animation works to a great degree of realism, making people feel the hardship of World War ii. In this film, the combination of the fate and historical background of the characters makes the society and the changes of the times are reflected in characters.

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