Watched "Grave of the Fireflies" (198 with my daughter the other day on DVD and was absolutely stunned. I watched it in Japanese (of which I don't speak a word) and will say this was the greatest war film I had never heard of - and is one of the greatest war films I have seen. Don't take my word for it. Noted film critic Roger Ebert writes: "Grave of the Fireflies" is an emotional experience so powerful that it forces a rethinking of animation. Since the earliest days, most animated films have been "cartoons" for children and families. Recent animated features such as "The Lion King," "Princess Mononoke" and "The Iron Giant" have touched on more serious themes, and the "Toy Story" movies and classics like "Bambi" have had moments that moved some audience members to tears. But these films exist within safe confines; they inspire tears, but not grief. "Grave of the Fireflies" is a powerful dramatic film that happens to be animated, and I know what the critic Ernest Rister means when he compares it to "Schindler's List" and says, "It is the most profoundly human animated film I've ever seen." Full review here: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20000319/REVIEWS08/3190301/1023 I wont say much about it other than DON'T read the Wiki page about it, which gives away the entire plot. A tragic and beautiful film. Be prepared for tears if you watch it with children, but keep some Kleenex in reserve for Mum and Dad, too. If the above is not clear enough: This is a strong recommendation.