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Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies) by N-City Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies) by N-City
Hotaru no Haka (火垂るの墓) translated "Grave of the Fireflies" is Studio Ghibli animated film which was written and directed by Isao Takahata. The film is based on Akiyuki Nosaka's novel with same name. Grave of Fireflies was released in Japan the same year as My Neighbor Totoro in 1988. This film was one of Studio Ghibli's master piece, the dramatic element combined with multiple reflective layers during WW2 in Japan made Grave of the Fireflies becoming deeper emotional story.
Even I'm not a big fan of war film, Grave of the Fireflies has something which drove me into making this fan-art.

Grave of the Fireflies
© Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli.
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AtaliaLight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous! i love the detail
we have a ghibli contest running you should check it out :D (Big Grin) 
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AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Studio Ghibli gif  the tale of princess kaguya :iconsaysplz:Damn!  Your movie makes mine look like a G3 My Little Pony Direct to DVD episode!
spike (oh my god) plz :iconsaysplz:Now now Kaguya, Princesses don't swear.  Is that one sentence all you need me for Andy?

Yes it is, you can leave now Spike.
Banagherlinks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
great piece =D
C-blaze21 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
That was quite the emotional film.
Magic-Mouflon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Such a beautiful and moving piece of animation.
CreeperGirl200 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this movie is based on a real story about that boy and that hole story
i cried during the end.
AnnieCliff Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember this I  believe!
OldSageDustyBeard Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that movie and I love this picture. 
kenny-powders Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
really nice art
mbembet Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013
this is without a doubt the saddest movie i've ever watch
great art btw :)
miszterpejnt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Setsuko's running up & down w a sheet on her back, then suddenly she stops, listens, runs back 2 their hideaway -> now dat waz da point I felt da lump in my throat (it was decades ago, but no other movie could do such...)

(It's on YT, but I liked da Jap sub better)
mbembet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
i'm 30 years old male and everytime i watch this movie on DVD  i cried like a little girl i love this movie i love Ghibli i love Miyazaki and cannot wait for Kaguya Hime no Monogatari from Takahata Isao :)
miszterpejnt Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I cannot wait 4 Kaze tachinu (1400 users on IMDb rated 8.1: :iconmiszterpejnt:'s envy dem sooo much... :jealous: )
mbembet Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
 yeah :)
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