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16 January 2006 @ 11:26 pm
Sadness.  
Some of you may have seen "Grave of the Fireflies" the anime movie. Some of you may have read the manga in some form. I'll bet few of you have seen the November 2005 live-action drama.

Well, I've seen it. It's over two hours long. I not only watched it... I edited the English version of the subtitles so an Italian group can release it with English subs. No matter how many times I come in contact with that story, I can't help but cry. I'm off to go watch something light and cute and silly.
 
 
Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "Our Todd is an Awesome Todd" (Debbie singing in my head)
 
 
 
某Asa: Shimatani Hitomiasaphira_sachi on January 16th, 2006 11:58 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, really?! Is the drama called "Grave of the Fireflies" too, or is it a drama similar to it?

Yes, the anime is so sad and heartbreaking... well, all Miyazaki films are able to produce some kind of emotional jerk on us. *nods*
Hein: Readmanfub on January 17th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Actually, Grave of the Fireflies was directed by Takahata, not Miyazaki.
某Asa: Insanityasaphira_sachi on January 17th, 2006 12:45 am (UTC)
I thought so. Well, I was referring to the "Grave of the Fireflies" anime anyways.
ashi: Orange Daysashi on January 17th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
The only reference I can find to Miyazaki is that the initial release of the anime was a double-feature with Tonari no Totoro.

Yes, the live-action version is still called Hotaru no Haka, or Grave of the Fireflies, or Una Tomba per le Lucciole to my Italian friends.

Nanako Matsushima plays the aunt. You may know her from such dramas as Great Teacher Onizuka (Fuyutsuki Sensei) and Hana Yori Dango, as well as the movie Ringu.

Link, with a few haunting images in the intro:
http://www.ntv.co.jp/hotaru/
Hein: WTF!?fub on January 17th, 2006 10:06 am (UTC)
the initial release of the anime was a double-feature with Tonari no Totoro.
Just... imagine. Either you've just seen Totoro when you are hit by Grave, or your heart has just been torn to shreds by Grave when Totoro enters...
I have absolutely no idea who thought that was a good idea.
ashi: Karinashi on January 17th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
"Its initial theatrical release was accompanied by Hayao Miyazaki's much more lighthearted My Neighbor Totoro as a double feature." -- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grave_of_the_fireflies

Well, I did go and watch something silly right afterwords as a kind of antidote. I'm thinking they probably started off Gravely...
Hein: Readmanfub on January 17th, 2006 12:11 am (UTC)
I hope you won't mind if I don't watch the live-action version. I don't even think I'll ever watch the anime again either.
When we watched it for the first time, it was in a difficult period in my life. We stopped half-way, and it took me a full week to muster the courage to continue.
Cried my eyes out, I did.
ashi: arrrr!ashi on January 17th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
Understandable. I won't be watching the final cut of this any time soon, though I will download and seed it.
mizuno_youkomizuno_youko on January 17th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)
I downloaded the live-action movie quite awhile back but haven't gotten up the courage to watch it yet. The anime version was really rough to watch, and I'd imagine this one is the same. :-/
ashi: arrrr!ashi on January 17th, 2006 05:50 am (UTC)
Yes. Here, watch a few haunting images on the official site:
http://www.ntv.co.jp/hotaru/
mizuno_youkomizuno_youko on January 17th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
*is afraid to look*
Did my email go through okay, btw, with the Japanese encoding and everything?
And thanks for the Onee-sama letter. :-D
ashi: Orange Daysashi on January 17th, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
Yes! Arigatòu ookini!
Setsuko has the cutest Kansai-ben...
mizuno_youkomizuno_youko on January 18th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Hehe.
just another stranger: valid [fff]ladyakumu on January 18th, 2006 09:49 am (UTC)
Are you busy this Friday?