Thursday 25 September 2008

Grave of the Fireflies

The Grave of the Fireflies DVD (Japanese film by Isao Takahata, 1988, available in library) has some amazing animation. Character animator Yoshifumi Kondo. Adapted from a Japanese best-seller story about survival after 2nd ww bombing of Japan. It features 2 children, Seita (14 years) & his sister, Setsuko (4 years old).
The DVD has a wonderful storyboard where the pencil sketches have been animated, and the way the girl moves (like a firefly) with just a few lines is very touching. 

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