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Both are Ghibli films which focus on World War II. Unlike other Ghibli works, these anime are more realistic. Both have similar art and character designs, as well as tragic moment that make the watchers emotional.
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Even if both were made by studio Ghibli and both share the theme of the Japanese POV of WWII, The Wind Rises and Grave of the Fireflies have differences, for example, the former is more light-heart than the latter. Still, even with the difference in atmosphere, both movies give an interesting outlook for western audiences how Japan was at the end of WWII. One tells the story of a young pair of children trying to survive the ruins of the constant bombing, and the other one is about the story of an inventor whose fascination towards his craft ended up creating, unintentionally, one of Japan's most   read more
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