Review of Kayoko’s Diary (1991)

Moving picture, 90 minutes

Seen in 2013.

Dizzying mix of good childhood anecdotes and despair. Comparable in quality to Grave of the Fireflies (1988) and other classics about non-culpable civilian Japanese life in WW2. Original title: Ushiro no shoumen daare.

References here: “Don’t mention the war!”, Rail of the Star: A True Story of Children (1993).

moving picture Japanese production animation fiction