The movie is based on the book, it isn’t a political agenda, and in fact its a JAPANESE film, or ANIME’ and they are by and large very good and intersting films that rarely follow ‘western’ mold.
They follow a story for a story’s sake, rarely do I find blatant political agendas in any Anime that I have watched, in fact its refreshingly free of political agenda’s left or right most of the time.
I remember seeing a movie, and the story begins just after the nuclear bombing of Japan.. it showed the survivors, struggling just after their city was literally destroyed, but it didn’t condemn the US, or even their own military leaders whos decisions had brought them to this fate, it was just a story about people and the circumstances they were living in. Was amazingly refreshing as no film like that would ever get made in Hollywood, ever. At least not in this day and age.
When pundits make statements like this... the left makes hay with them.
Grave of the Fireflies
its on “amime network” on demand right now if you really want to be depressed watch it.