Review of Kayoko’s Diary (1991)


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).

animation fiction Japanese production moving picture