This film, Grave of the Fireflies, was released in 1988, one year after I was born (21 years ago), so it isn't exactly a recent film, however it is definitely one of my favorite animated films of all time. It has a rather depressing storyline and the ending will put you in tears (apparently even Roger Ebert claims it's quite an emotional piece!). Animation-wise, the movie is spectacular! The colors of the characters and their environments portray how you, the viewer, should be feeling at that particular moment. It's a beautiful film, and if you take the time to watch it, I promise you won't regret it!