Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, War
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
This is the only Ghibili theatrical feature film to not be part of the Disney-Tokuma deal.
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.