Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life’s amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.
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Just stunning. Such a beautiful, lovingly crafted animation that is possibly the most mature look at war I’ve ever seeing a children’s film. It’s often haunting and heart-breaking but pushes through to inspire faith in this tale of a young woman’s journey through a life in wartime. 4.5 stars
This is not a movie about the atomic bombing of Japan. This is a movie about a family, how it builds up, splits apart, and comes back together. The world is so incredibly rich and the characters so real that every mundane thing in their life connects with you on an emotional level. The art is gorgeous and full of intimate period detail. The horror is so effective because of the attachments we have made to everyone.
I watched this on an airplane and so many feelings, so many feelings, it was good the cabin lights were turned off because I was shaking some times. It's WW II in all its horror and industrial monstrosity and yet humanity remains the center of it all. The texture was beautiful.
The film by Sunao Katabuchi was a sad yet rewarding story about a woman living in Japan at the time of World War 2. Animatsu Entertainment does the animation in the movie so beautifully and creatively from other animations scene. The themes of fortitude and perservence are told excellently through the main character Suzu Urano who is trying to keep going and not give up on life.
Sad at so many times yet so brave, one of the most heart-breaking anime movies I've ever seen. I've got so captivated by Suzu - with her drawings and her soul - that I felt all of her strugles as a teenager marrying and living the WWII. Powerful and full of life, the existencial side of coping with a tremendous loss.