I cried for Setsuko, but not for her brother. I felt pity, but the little girl simply followed her brother who waited to the last minute (because they had that money all along and he waited forever to get her food???) to try and save her. She suffered a terrible death when she cold of been with her aunt or at least well fed. The boy's foolishness killed both of them, but I felt for Setsuko because she had no hand in it.