Overview

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

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tsutomu Tatsumi

    Tsutomu Tatsumi

    Seita (voice)

  2. Ayano Shiraishi

    Ayano Shiraishi

    Setsuko (voice)

  3. Yoshiko Shinohara

    Mother (voice)

  4. Akemi Yamaguchi

    Aunt (voice)

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Original Title 火垂るの墓

Status Released

Release Information

  • June 2, 1993
    Physical

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  • October 6, 1998
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • October 8, 2002
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • July 7, 2009
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • March 6, 2012
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

  • November 20, 2012
    PG-13
    Physical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $3,700,000.00

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