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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Tsutomu Tatsumi
Director: Isao Takahata Cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi
Tsutomu Tatsumi
, Ayano Shiraishi
Ayano Shiraishi
Isao Takahata


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Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing raid, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the children to try to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but harsh reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. ~ Emru Townsend

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/20/2012
UPC: 0814131011831
Original Release: 1988
Rating: TV-PG
Source: Section 23
Region Code: A
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 3,744

Special Features

New English dub; Storyboards for Grave of the Fireflies; Deleted scenes storyboards; Japanese theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tsutomu Tatsumi Seita
Ayano Shiraishi Setsuko

Technical Credits
Isao Takahata Director,Screenwriter
Joey Goubeaud Executive Producer
Toru Hara Producer
Nobuo Koyama Cinematographer
John Ledford Executive Producer
Michio Mamiya Score Composer
Akiyuki Nosaka Original Story
John O'Donnell Executive Producer
Ryouichi Sato Executive Producer
Takeshi Seyama Editor
Stephanie Shalofsky Producer
Eiichi Takahashi Executive Producer
Yasuo Uragami Sound/Sound Designer
Nizo Yamamoto Art Director

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