A grave of the fireflies: after a gap of 30 years, the poster reveals a secret

Published on Apr 17, 2018

A grave of the fireflies, the film of japanese animation of 1988 based on the story of Akiyuki Nosaka, is without a shadow of a doubt one of the films the most infamous of the famous Studio Ghibli.

30 years after its publication, the interest on the feature film set in World War ii is reborn because of the recent death of its director, Isao Takahata. Someone, looking at the original poster of the film, however, is aware of a detail that went unnoticed for all these years: the presence of a B29 bomber in the night sky behind the protagonists.

#火垂るの墓
子供の頃と大人になってから見ると、全然受ける印象が違う!!

火垂るの墓で宣伝ポスターで蛍が光ってるポスターの上に実は某有名な戦闘機も描かれてたのを最近知って、かなりトラウマ
よく見ると蛍かと思ってたのが、違うヤツだった pic.twitter.com/JBIljuQHeM

— まゆら (@5515mayura) April 13, 2018

Here's the poster with the colors altered, in which emerges clearly the american bomber:

火垂るの墓を明るくしたら隠された真実が明らかにhttps://t.co/6o0XqgUnBM pic.twitter.com/mRshq5I3kT

— マクベス (@FondaToshi) April 16, 2018

Furthermore, by altering again the colors, it is clear that some of the lights in the background, thought the fireflies of the film are, in reality, a reference to the bombs dropped by the bombers of the u.s. during the Second World War:

色を解析したら蛍と弾でちゃんと描き分けてて更に鳥肌立ちました。#火垂るの墓 pic.twitter.com/oXDLF65ahb

— treetreenew (@TreeTreeNew) April 14, 2018

The same B-52 you see also on the background of the poster, the most famous of the animated feature film:

ジブリ 火垂るの墓 150ピース ジグソーパズルスタジオジブリ作品ポスターコレクション 火垂るの墓 ミニパズル(10×14.7 cm)(150-G28)[エンスカイ] t123https://t.co/DLfqhCzFWR pic.twitter.com/zHsKJqbPzw

— あれもこれも欲しいもの (@JiOkkv) April 15, 2016

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