Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, War
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
September 21, 1945... that was the night I died.
Right at the beginning, someone places what looks like a rice ball loosely wrapped in some tree bark as a protective cover next to the boy known as Seita. The scene cuts to Seita's face and soon after he collapses, the wrapped rice ball is nowhere to be seen.