Grave of the Fireflies

TitleGrave of the Fireflies
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsTakahata, Isao
Running Time89 minutes
Date Released1988/04/16
DistributorStudio Ghibli
CountryJapan
Publication Languagejapanese
Abstract

This critically acclaimed animated film explores the tragic effects of World War II on orphaned Japanese siblings. After American firebombs destroy their home in Kobe, killing their mother, Seita and Setsuko find refuge with their aunt. The lack of food and crowded shelter force them to flee again. Desperation, starvation, and death await them.

Cast

Tsutomu Tatsumi

Ayano Shiraishi

Yoshiko Shinohara

Akemi Yamaguchi

Credits

Produced by Toru Hara

Directed by Isao Takahata

Screenplay by Isao Takahata

Cinematography by Nobuo Koyama

Edited by Takeshi Seyama

Music by Michio Mamiya

Genre

Animation, Drama, War

Original PublicationHotaru no haka
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