The Importance of the Sakuma Drops Candy in Grave of the Fireflies

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Studio Ghibli’s The Grave of the Fireflies, which is based on the semi-autobiographical short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka, was released in 1988 and has since become a timeless classic. The film, directed by Isao Takahata, follows the tragic story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, who must learn to survive the harsh realities of war after their house is destroyed in a firebombing raid.


From the outset of The Grave of the Fireflies, the Sakuma Drops, which Setsuko…

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