Studio Ghibli


‘The Boy and the Heron’ Is Dazzling, If Somewhat Unhinged

CJ Sheu

A young boy learns through adventures in a fantastical Studio Ghibli world that grief can’t be escaped. The arbitrary worldbuilding is part of the point.

螢幕快照 2015-12-10 下午4.13.04

Author of "Grave of the Fireflies" Dies at 85

Zou Chi

Nosaka wrote the semi-autobiographical short story, “Grave of the Fireflies,” based on World War II. He wrote about his childhood experience of taking his younger adopted sister to his relative’s house during the Bombing of Kobe in World War II in 1945. The book won the Naoki Prize in 1967.

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