grave of the fireflies
The Power of Animation
Akiyuki Nosaka reflects on his novel “Grave of the Fireflies,” which deeply intertwines with his personal wartime experiences. Discussions of adapting it into a film initially seemed impossible due to the challenge of portraying genuine wartime emotions and landscapes. After considering an ambitious live-action adaptation, the idea of animation emerged. The animated portrayal allowed him to confront his painful past, highlighting the profound power of animation.