Grave of the Fireflies (org. Hotaru No Haka) by Isao Takahata
1988 Studio Ghibli
Genres: Anime, Drama
Themes: Historical, Military, War, World War Two
Rating: 12+ (mild violence, blood)
On the final days of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his four-year-old sister Setsuko are orphaned after their mother is killed during an air-raid by American forces in Kobe, Japan. After having a falling-out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency funds and rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko must struggle to survive their hardships as well as those of their country, which is on the losing end of the war.