Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

PG-13 07/26/1989 (US) AnimationDramaWar 1h 29m


In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

  1. Isao Takahata

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Akiyuki Nosaka


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  1. Tsutomu Tatsumi

    Tsutomu Tatsumi

    Seita (voice)

  2. Ayano Shiraishi

    Ayano Shiraishi

    Setsuko (voice)

  3. Yoshiko Shinohara

    Mother (voice)

  4. Akemi Yamaguchi

    Auntie (voice)

  5. Kozo Hashida

    Obayashi Chairman (voice)

  6. Masayo Sakai

    Woman who takes care of Setsuko (voice)

  7. Kazumi Nozaki

    Cousin (voice)

  8. Yoshio Matsuoka

    Gosaku (voice)

  9. Masahiro Kanetake

    Aunt's House Guest (voice)

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Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies

Original Title 火垂るの墓

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Budget $3,700,000.00

Revenue $516,962.00


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