Hotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies

TitleHotaru no haka / Grave of the Fireflies
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsTakahata, Isao
Running Time89 minutes
Date Released04/16/1988
DistributorToho
CountryJapan
Publication LanguageJapanese
Abstract

Based on a 1967 semi-autobiographical short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka (1930-2015), Grave of the Fireflies is a devastating meditation on the human cost of war. This animated film produced by Studio Ghibli follows Seita (Tsutomu Tatsumi), a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi), after an American firebombing during World War II separates the two children from their parents. Their tale of survival is as heartbreaking as it is true to life. The siblings rely completely on each other and struggle against all odds to stay together and stay alive.

URLhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095327/
Original Publication火垂るの墓
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