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.

  1. Isao Takahata

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Akiyuki Nosaka


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tsutomu Tatsumi

    Seita (voice)

  2. Ayano Shiraishi

    Setsuko (voice)

  3. Yoshiko Shinohara

    Mother (voice)

  4. Akemi Yamaguchi

    Aunt (voice)

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Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies


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Original Title 火垂るの墓

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 16, 1988
    NR, Theatrical

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 29m

Budget $3,700,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -



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