Native title: Hotaru no Haka 火垂るの墓
Country of Origin: Japan
Duration: 90 minutes
Ratings: Rotten Tomatoes = 97%, IMDb = 8.5/10, Dramarian = 11/10
Hopefully my writing streak won’t break so soon because I’ve been watching such beautiful movies lately. Before I go on full blast movie review mode, I’m beyond happy to share with you that I passed my board exams! Yes, that exam which made me disappear for such a long time into dramaland 😀
This will be my first time to write a review on a Japanese anime film and possibly a start of a series of reviews especially focusing on Studio Ghibli films. For every review that I will be doing, I will not focus on recapping the story or scenes because you can just look it up everywhere. Instead, it will comprise the following sections: story, characters, rewatch value, and overall rating. So feel free to read more on how/why “Grave of the Fireflies” just ruined me into pieces.