Hiroshima, August 1945. Young Gen and his Brother Shinji are helping their parents on the land, trying to make up for wartime food shortages. When the atomic bomb is unleashed, Gen survives and has to assist his mother to give birth.
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I love how there are some funny parts to balance with the fact that this movie brings up a devastating theme. Makes it more "enjoyable" than its manga. The graphic scenes are gory and heartbreaking at the same time.
A lousy adaptation of the 1973 manga of the same name, is mostly remembered because of a pretty specific sequence (shocking in animation's standards) which is sandwiched in an otherwise unremarkable and slow film.
You're better off reading the source material or watching Grave of the Fireflies, an emotional gauntlet that is way better in almost every aspect.