Grave of the Fireflies
Original Title: Hotaru no Haka
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1988
Director: Isao Takahata
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 719987-172920
Running time: 1:28 (88 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, [Color status unset], 1.66:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 06, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#104)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 19, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Why do fireflies die so young?
It is post-war Japan, just weeks before the American occupation, In the city of Kobe, a boy lies in a train station. Beside his body lies a small candy container. A janitor, unsure what to make of its ashy contents, pitches it into the night. As fireflies float softly around it, the ghostly images of the boy and his little sister appear... Flashback to a short time earlier. Orphaned and homeless from a fire-bomb attack on their city, 14-year-old Seita and his 4-year-old sister, Setsuko, set out to survive in the face of a society that is no longer able to protect them. Forced to live in an abandoned bomb shelter in the Japanese countryside, they slowly come to realize that they can never escape the hardships of war, or even find enough food to survive... 1994 First Prize as 'Best Animated Feature' at the Chicago Children's Film Festival.
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Genres
Anime
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Central Park Media
 • Bandai Visual Co. Ltd.
 • Studio Ghibli
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
English  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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Crew
Direction
Isao Takahata....Director
Cast
Tsutomu Tatsumi....Seita
Ayano Shiraishi....Setsuko
Akemi Yamaguchi....Seita's Aunt
Yoshiko Shinohara....Seita's Mother
J. Robert Spencer....Seita
Rhoda Chrosite....Setsuko
Amy Jones....Aunt
Veronica Taylor....Mama
Nick Sullivan
Shannon Conley
Crispin Freeman
George Leaver
Dan Green