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

    Yoshiko Shinohara

    Mother (voice)

  4. Akemi Yamaguchi

    Akemi Yamaguchi

    Aunt (voice)

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Original Title 火垂るの墓

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 16, 1988
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $3,700,000.00

Revenue -

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