Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, War
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.