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Amidst a beautiful sunset, Shu is violently whisked away to a grim future devoid of water, and empty of hope; a place where children are forced to become soldiers, and kill countless others in the name of King Hamdo. Shu's companion is a mysterious girl named La La Ru, who may hold the key to survival. Now, he must concentrate on the only things that matter: escaping Hellywood, and finding a way home.
War and humans. Real humans, not some fancy heroes with mighty swords and special techniques. Humans with things they love, with values that don't always perfecly fit the war they're in. This is what connects Grave of the Fireflies and Now and Then, Here and There. And makes, among other things, them both worth watching.
Both explore the dark side of humanity and the ridiculous where humans are tested and show their true selves while being set in another space and/or time. GotF and NTHT are both considered "sad" by many viewers, but I found both to be encouraging and uplifting, showing sides of human courage and strength even during the most difficult of times. The viewer's identification with a specific character and/or events may not be possible yet emotional identification can be a nice replacement.
Both NTHT and Grave of the Fireflies touch upon harsh parts of our world such as war and child abuse. Both show the scars these things leave behind and bring the mood down.
Grave of the Fireflies and Now and Then, Here and There are must sees for anybody. Not just for anime fans, but for anyone that yearns to feel. They both deal with sad themes, and you become enthralled by the burdens of the characters and the heaviness of the plot. Both of these shows will make you appreciate life a litle bit more and give you plenty to think about for years to come.
What those two have in common? War, a sad serious story and awesome storytelling. I enjoyed every second of each anime even though i cried in the end. That's all that I can say. Beautiful masterpieces in every aspect! Watch them both!
You want to be really sad? And you want to feel like you just learned something while you're at it? You want to cry in the most profound and gut-wrenching manner possible? If you've just watched either Grave of the Fireflies or Now and Then, Here and There and want more of that powerful sadness, you will absolutely love the other. They essentially work in the same way, portraying gripping dilemmas that leave no way out but tragedy whilst simultaneously showing some of the triumphs of the human spirit. Not only that, these shows are equally good - yes, there are two such astoundingly tragic and effective anime.
Both Grave of Fireflies and Now and Then, Here and There are fantastic pieces of work that expose the horrors of war and its effect on innocent children. Both are about the loss of innocence and are told through the eyes of society's most vulnerable victims. If you liked one, you would definitely like the other.
Now and Then, Here and There is basically a fantasy version of Grave of the Fireflies with more physical cruelty, about as much psychological cruelty and just a little less emotional impact. If you loved one of these, and for some reason want to expose yourself to a similar heartwrenching, cruel story, give this anime a try.
Both extremely depressing (melancholy is far to whimsical a word) tales of the brutality of war.
If you "enjoyed" one, for lack of a better word, you should definently check out the other.
Now and Then has the much happier ending though, unsurprisingly
Each of these series focus on what is lost in war. Further, each series centers in on a man trying to protect an important person at great personal injury. Finally, the mood of each series is similar (extremely sad).
Both deal with the concept of war and of children being the innocent victims of the harsher adult tatics. Both are heart breaking and yet both are undeniable truth.
Just like its successor, Grave of the Fireflies also talks about the tragedies of war and how people must survive during these rough times. On an emotional level, both of them are quite the tear-jerkers and Seita and Shu are quite similar in terms of their optimism, their headstrong nature and never give up attitude as they always try their best to keep their heads up in the face of danger and depression.
The year is 1945, and the Japanese war effort is grinding to a halt. In Hiroshima, the Nakaoka family is working hard to survive in the midst of poverty and persecution. With his father constantly working, six year old Gen has been left in charge of his family, yet stays relentlessly optimistic in the face of hardship. Then, on August 6th, the atomic bomb Little Boy detonated in the center of town, and the people's lives were changed forever. As Gen struggles to cope with the horrific event, his youthful innocence and refusal to give up brings a renewed sense of hope to those around him...
Though Barefoot Gen and Grave of the Fireflies both present a Japanese view of the finale of WWII, with special focus on the plight of the children, they also function as the antithesis of each other, in terms of protagonists.
The protagonist of Barefoot Gen is exemplary and selfless, whereas Grave of the Fireflies shows us the experiences of a selfish, far-from-exemplary boy. In both cases, though, we are prevented from harsh judgement and are brought up short by the realization that these are children, suffering the most dreadful imaginable circumstances. Whether they behave well or badly, they are ultimately victims, suffering in the cruellest possible way, and any blame lies with the adults who stole away their right to an innocent childhood.
If you have seen either of these films, and it moved you as deeply as it should (and if it didn't move you, you should consider a career in politics or law), you will surely want to watch the other.
Barefoot is more centered on the war's horrors while Grave of the Fireflies insists more on the human aspects of it. Both anime show the struggle of children to survive in a very sad manner, showing how children have to grow responsible all of a sudden, and still keep a part of their innocence despise the hardships they have to go through.
Both take place in WW2 Japan, and show the grim times during the end of the war. They are very gloomy depressing stories that might make you cry. They may also make you hate America, or its foreign policy at least.
I know it's cliche, but I have to recommend Grave of the Fireflies and Barefoot Gen with each other. It's true that both are about WW2 - but beyond that, each has one or more main characters who refuse to give up and try to live their lives to the fullest. As well, both are tragic and depressing, though not without small rays of hope.
Both anime take a tragic look at WW2 from the eyes of the people, mostly children, that were affected by it personally. Even though faced with plently of dispare, hope is never tossed aside. If you liked one check out the other.
On its basic level, both of these films are set in Japan towards the end of the Second World War. However they also focus on the experiences of children during wartime and how they cope with bereavement and the increasingly difficult living situation. If this aspect of one film interested you then you should watch the other.
I see a lot of people recommending a fantasy world of Here and Now, Then and There. for these two very potent titles of Barefoot Gen and Grave of the Fireflies
I can not help but think, that is not based on REAL world situations such as Grave and Barefoot respectively.
Forgive me for saying this, but a forien world of science fiction should NOT be the number #1 recomendation for two titles based on history and the ramifications of the nuclear bomb.
Grave of the Fireflies and Barefoot Gen are truly heart-wrenching films. But Barefoot Gen is an autobiography made by a survivor of the attack on Hiroshima. The survivor being the author of the manga Barefoot Gen.
Both harsh but touching portrayals of regular people during wartime, victims of forces far beyond their own control. Both very sad but very well made, too.
Same topic, just different view points. Barefoot gen is from a point of view of a child, as grave of the fireflies is from the view of a adolescent. It would be easy to enjoy barefoot gen as it is basically the same.
Both take place in WW2 Japan, and show dark side of nuclear war. Gut-wrenching and traumatizing as the depiction of the bombing and its immediate aftermath are, it is the extended serialization of the post-war experience that offers one of the real cultural and historical values of both animes.
It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit that day, young Mirai and he find themselves alone and with no one to turn to – until a kind delivery woman named Mari promises to help them get back to their family. Now, the three travel the ruined cityscape and brave immense danger as they try their best to make their way home.
Both Grave of the Fireflies and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 show the struggle to survive of young siblings in the face of disaster. While Grave of the Fireflies is a lot more cruel, they both give a good display on how much people can change during difficult times, especially children. If you watched one of these touching stories, and are looking for something similar, absolutely don't miss out on this one.
Bouth series follow two childrin as they try to survive threw very difficult circumstrances. Bouth series are heartbreacking and show the strength of humanity. BOuth series have simmiler animation and simmiler endings.
Both of these are sad stories that follow a brother and sister as they deal with disastrous circumstances. Both deal with possible/real life events, which makes them even more touching. Fans of one will enjoy the other for their look on human struggle through the worst odds.
If you enjoyed the emotionally gripping drama of two young children trying their best to survive in horrific conditions of either Grave of teh Fireflies or Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 then you will certainly enjoy the other. Both are incredibly moving, deeply touching and amazingly poignant; just make sure you have your tissues at the ready.
Both very similar themes in terms of survival depicted through the experiences of 2 children with Tokyo Magnitude focusing more on the actual personalities of the children rather than the strive for survival in Grave of the fireflies. Both very sad stories and both have a disaster theme to it.
Both of these series focus on a pair of siblings attempting to protect each other during a very difficult time (a war in GotFF and the aftereffects of an earthquake in TM8.0). Each series tries to be a very emotional story throughout, making these titles very similar.
They both depict tragic tales of young brothers and sisters in a threatening environment. Their characters are impossible not to like, which makes it sad to see all the misfortunes that continue to happen to them.
Both tell the story of how people must cope with and survive in the aftermath of a disaster. Both follow the perspective of a young child trying to protect his/her younger sibling in a dramatically changed and increasingly hostile world. The stories unfold realistically and really make you emotionally invest in the main characters. Even moreso than most slice of life dramas, stories like these show the full range of the human experience. Grave of the Fireflies is set in WWII and Tokyo Magnitude is set in the early 21st century.
Both of these are beutiful animes that show how people would act in times of crisis. when watching either always rember you are lucky to be living in your homes with your current worries.
Both of these animes have similar sibling-survival themes. These animes are quite heart warming as we see siblings bond when faced with adversities.
Both Grave of the Fireflies and Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 follow a brother and a sister trying to survive after something terrible has happened. In Grave of the Fireflies it's world war 2 and in Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 it's a massive earthquake.
Based on the award-winning manga by Fumiyo Kouno, In This Corner Of The World tells the emotional story of Suzu, a young girl from Hiroshima, who's just become a bride in the nearby city of Kure during World War II. Living with her husband's family, Suzu has to adjust to her new life, which is made especially difficult by regular air raids. But life must go on, and Suzu — through the help of her new family and neighbors — begins to discover the joys of everyday life in Kure. Much is gained in Kure, but with war, many things cherished are also lost.
The subject matter of the two movies is very similar, though my general feeling is that In This Corner of the World is slightly more emotionally humane to the viewer. I would expect that if you liked one, you would like the other.
Both movies are set during WWII during the air raid and atomic bomb attacks. They are told from two different perspectives. One from a youg woman who has recently wed and started a new life and one from children that are trying to survive.
Both movies tell about the struggles in daily life, poverty, losses and the meaning of family during WWII. However Grave of Fireflies is the "heavier" one.
Both anime show in great detail how much the daily lives of everyday people are affected by the constant threat of air raids.
Both movies are set during World War 2, and are both highly emotional films, AKA tearjerkers. If you liked one, you'll like the other, since they both have very similar themes.
They both have a concept of world war 2 (i think) however the circumstances are quite different
They are both amazingly written and all the characters are great, quite a few shocks and sadness in both
It is based on the same event in history and gives a heartwarming portrayal of a family. It shows loss, love, poverty and many other experiences through the eyes of Suzu.
This anime is quiet simular to grave of the fire flies, both stories start during the ww2 but the only diffrence is the story line. Grave of the fire flies has a sad story of two boys who lose their parents(mother) and live in a poor life style, but for corner of this world it's more of a love story/sad story. But both stories are very simular but not exactly!
Both movies show the effect of war in a pretty similar way. They both show stories of people that lose people they care about due to the war. Overall both movies are very similiar
In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.
SaiKano has a very similar depressing story about a desperate struggle with a loved one. You will 'enjoy' it just as much as Grave of the Fireflies.
While the overlying story is different, both Saikano and Grave of the Fireflies try to show how a war can damage the people around it. A seriously sad mood is used in both.
Grave of the Fireflies and Saikano have stories that are about two things: war and pain. These anime are the kind that can make you cry, even if you are cold-hearted. If you liked one, you'd like the other too.
Saikano and Grave of the Fireflies are both heartbreaking tales of love and war.
Saikano deals with a boy and his girlfriend being broken apart by a fictional modern war.
Grave of the Fireflies is about a boy and his sister losing their family and homes to the a very real representation of World War Two.
Both of these great anime made my cry the entire time I was watching them. If you're interested in the horrors of war on young people, watch these anime!
Both shows show you the painful struggle of the main character to protect the person he cares for. They both display the ugliness of war and the actual pain it brings to the people involved. You might not (want to) believe this after just watching one of these, but they are about equally heartwrenching, you have been warned.
Both of these series show the pains war imposes through the eyes of a guy trying to protect someone extremely important to them. Throughout each title, things (for the most part) continue to get worse and worse until they finally have a very emotional ending.
Both of these series focus on the effects of war (and all the horrible things it brings with it) through the eyes of the main male character.
Satsuki, her younger sister Mei and their father have just moved to their new home in the countryside, where grand adventures await them. One day while playing outside in the garden Mei encounters a small creature and decides to follow it. After chasing it through the bushes Mei eventually finds herself at the base of a large Camphor tree and as she drops through a hole in its roots, she lands on the stomach of a large, sleeping forest spirit named Totoro. The two sisters befriend the gentle spirit and are soon introduced to a world more fantastical than they could ever imagine, from playing with soot spirits to meeting a Catbus, to flying through the air and even making the trees grow. However when Mei disappears, Satsuki must call on the help of her new friends if she wants any hope of being able to find her sister...
Both highly autobiographical animes, Grave of the Fireflies (adapted from a novel of wartime childhood) and Totoro (based largely of Miyazaki's own experiences) are very different in feel. It is particularly interesting to see from similar beginnings - mother absent in hospital, and young children left to fend for themselves - how differently the stories turn out. The natural world, that produces the fantastical figure of Totoro to help and protect Satsuki and Mei, proves entirely hostile to Seita and Setsuko in Grave, nor is there the reassurance of a father (however absent) or caring local community. As a final interesting point, these two films were originally shown in theatres as a double release, though seemingly for very different audiences.
Both films are about two young children and take place during roughly the same time period. They were also released at the same time, and on the same bill, in Japan as a double feature. Both films also highlight the importance of family, Totoro in a happy tone and Grave of the Fireflies in a very sad and somber one. If you like one, you'll most likely like the other. And if you're a fan of Hayao Miyazaki's films, you're sure to like both.
Two stories of how children eek to survive in an environment where adults have little influence and little positive to bring to the children's lives. Although Totoro has been viewed as more upbeat and Fireflies as darker, and this may be true to an extent, both tales are in reality stories of lost children and their deepest fears - they just deal with them in different ways. Whereas in Toroto Mai and Satsuki have the magical Totoro to guide them and offer distractions from everyday existence, Setsuko and Seita in Grave of the Fireflies are much closer to the cold reality of life.
Both are also based to some extent on real experiences, helping to give these two Anime an extra dimension, and strongly significant imagery that will remain with you long after you have finished watching them.
one fantastic movie that i liked so much art is so pretty and the story is sad and amazing
It is said that you are meant to see these two back to back. I can see why
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
Although they have very little in common, both Grave of the Fireflies and Fullmetal Alchemist have a handful of similarities. Both have amazing animation, and beautiful music resonating in the background of a very serious story; the stories focus mainly on the plights of the characters and deal with everything the protagonist has and will go through just to protect their younger sibling. If you liked one of these heart-wrenchers, you should definitely try out the other.
Beautiful animation combined with a sad story. The protagonists have both to deal with their problems on their own, which is often somewhat sad and you're sometimes about to stop watching, especially in Grave of the Fireflies!
They bothare about to siblings tring to get by in a war that has taken away friends or loved one. Though one is doing something about it.
Bouth anime have to do with siblings trying to survive together in a world where they have lost there parents and bouth have morels about the horer and the cost of war and what it means to be humen
Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.
Spirited Away and Grave of the Fireflies are captivating from the start, and have a mysterious storyline. The characters in each movie fight very hard for what they want, and it's amazing to see if they achieve what they desire. With their vivid experiences, the characters help make their stories be exceptionally powerful.
Both being Ghibli films, there is a striking resemblance ranging from the story structure to the artwork. a few similar themes run through each. That being said, if you liked one then it is worthwhile to check the other one out (although GotFF is a lot more sad).
They are both focused on the journey and hardships of a child. Although Grave of the Fireflies is much, much sadder. Both of these movies also have a decent cultural aspect. They also both tend to emphasize the lack of aid and overall uselessness of the adults involved. Grave of the Fireflies is pretty upfront with everything, while Spirited Away is a little more child-friendly.
appart they are from the same studio (Ghibli), they both show the life of children, one in a war, and the other one with some strange creatures. It's Ghibli and they are clasics,so you'll love them.
In the aftermath of the most devastating conflict mankind had ever experienced, the tiny island of Shikotan became part of the Sakhalin Oblast... and on this forgotten border in a remote corner of the world, friendship among children from two different countries timidly blossomed, striving to overcome language barriers and the waves of history. Based on true events.
Both movies take place at the end of World War II (1945) and the story follows the struggle of two siblings in times of war. The two stories can be very dramatic and depressing (especially Grave of the Fireflies), but they also have moments of happiness and hope. Both movies offer a different perspective of the aftermath, since the story in Grave of the Fireflies takes place in the city of Kobe and it begins with the firebombing of the city by the U.S.A. army, whereas the story in Giovanni’s Island takes place in the island of Shikotan, an island that in 1945 became part of the Soviet Union, but both movies are worth watching.
Both movies include sibblings and their struggle in WWII. Grave of Fireflies seems more darker, but both of them are very emotional, beautiful and touching. Sibblings loses their parents and tries to find a single glimpse of hope trough the hard times of war.
Both are war - related stories of the World War 2 era about siblings trying to find their father, that would bring you to the brink of tears
Did Grave of the Fireflies leave you with feels that you feel deeply? Do you want more of those feelings? Giovanni's Island is the film for you.
The artstyle is unconventional, but well animated, and the story, at least in my eyes, is harsher than GotF as the events take place after Japan surrenders in WWII.
The films have enough similarity in themes and settings that anyone who enjoys one, should enjoy the other.
Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Fuse becomes entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh – the Wolf Brigade.
Both Grave of the Fireflies and Jin-Roh have a very depressing storyline as well as a dark desperate feeling to them. Jin-Roh is another anime classic you HAVE to see. If you enjoyed one, you will probably like the other.
Grave of the Fireflies and Jin-Roh have a lot of similiarities. Both deal with the casualties and sadness that accompanies war. Both of them show the more somber side of things and neither of them will leave you with happy feelings inside. They are serious and semi-depressing. However, after watching them, one can't help but to empathize more with victims of circumstance and think a little bit more deeply about the consequences of war.
A dark and bleak look at a world changed by war. If that is a setting that intrigues you, then you will find both Grave of the Fireflies and Jin Roh fit the bill. Both stories feature a main character who strives to play the hero who is protecting the weak, and both stories explore situations where the protagonist cannot fulfill his desire to save everyone from the evils of the world.
If you want to check out a deeper, more realistic story, one where the world does not conform always to a happily-ever-after standard, check out either one of these titles.