Grave of the Fireflies

Movie • 1988 • Animation  

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In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.
This movie contains 27 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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Is there throat mutilation?
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Is an LGBT+ person outed?
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Is someone restrained?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone abused with a belt?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Abuse
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Anonymous
The parents are not really in the picture, so the closest parent like figure is quite mean to the kids
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Is someone stalked?
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UnagioLucio
An aunt is verbally abusive toward two children, but there's no physical abuse
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Aunt verbally abuses main characters
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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UnagioLucio
A dozen or so fireflies that were captured in a jar are discovered dead the next day, likely dying due to their naturally short lifespans.
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RyanS
If dead fireflies count
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Is an animal sad?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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UnagioLucio
As the title suggests, fireflies appear in the movie, though only in a couple scenes.
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Is someone drugged?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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scaredmystery
The mother has a breathing issue, and in some scenes, the camera gets close to a character's face, and sounds of breathing are heard
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Is there decapitation?
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone crushed to death?
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A character is badly burned and later dies of her injuries. There are also multiple scenes of cremations, one of which shows the bodies.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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Masamage
Injuries and malnourishment, but nothing supernatural.
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Is there amputation?
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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sadanimegirlpng
Not quite "excessive", but there are several shots of dead bodies which might be distressing.
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Children
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Does a kid die?
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Mothbal4012
Both main characters die at young ages.
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does a major character die?
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Does a non-human character die?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Mothbal4012
The mother dies after a bombing, father dies in a naval battle.
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Does someone cheat?
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pulvilli
Not on screen, but when Setsuko, the little girl, is cremated, her doll is cremated with her.
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Does a family member die?
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Fear
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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scaredmystery
Not necessarily a ghost, but the spirits of the main characters are shown in parts of the movie. They are highlighted red, in case if you are wondering where they appear.
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Are there clowns?
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Is trypophobic content shown?
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Are there razors?
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There is a bathing scene. Nothing explicit is shown.
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Is there on-screen pooping?
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Does someone spit?
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
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LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Injection is mentioned briefly. No needles are shown or used.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Mothbal4012
Main characters spend time at hospital at beginning. Mother dies there
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is autism misrepresented?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is there misophonia?
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Is there body dysphoria?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Is there a claustrophobic scene?
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Queersocks
While the main characters are very thin this is due to them not having access to food. However, they do eat non food items many times due to desperation.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Are there sudden loud noises?
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Does a baby cry?
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ourdykeofsorrows
Not technically a baby but a toddler does cry throughout the film
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Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
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pulvilli
Seito looks at the audience twice, once at the beginning and once at the end, implying that he can in fact see us and is telling us how he came to the fate that he did.
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Pregnancy
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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Does the black guy die first?
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Are there nude scenes?
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
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Social
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FennByers
the plot revolves around the two main characters losing their home and trying to survive on their own
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Are there fat suits?
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Spoiler
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Are there end credit scenes?
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UnagioLucio
The movie is notorious for its tragic ending.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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adamsdominic835
I don't know why people think there are nuclear explosions in this movie, there are clearly none of them and firebombing isn't a type of nuke.
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Is there blood/gore?
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Mothbal4012
Mother's death may appear gory
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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