Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, War
A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.
The film was released on 16 April 1988, over 20 years from the publication of the short story.
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.