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Empire | 'In This Corner Of The World' Review


One of the most devastatingly affecting portrayals of Japanese civilian life during World War II is, perhaps surprisingly, an animated film: Studio Ghibli’s Grave Of The Fireflies. Since its release in 1988, Isao Takahata’s depiction of the plight of two young, homeless siblings in 1945 shocked and impressed Western audiences more used to their cartoon movies featuring songs and talking animals. It felt powerfully unique.

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