Grave of the Fireflies

Overview

In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

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  1. Isao Takahata

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Akiyuki Nosaka

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. TT

    Tsutomu Tatsumi

    Seita (voice)

  2. AS

    Ayano Shiraishi

    Setsuko (voice)

  3. YS

    Yoshiko Shinohara

    Mother (voice)

  4. AY

    Akemi Yamaguchi

    Aunt (voice)

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Original Title 火垂るの墓

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $3,700,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 16, 1988
    NR, Theatrical

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A review by Andres Gomez

9.0
By Andres Gomez

The terrible story of two orphaned Japanese kids during the ending of WWII.

Incredibly well told and totally moving, without using clichés. A must seen in the anime arena.

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