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Hotaru no Haka

Hotaru no Haka

Alternative Titles

English: Grave of the Fireflies
Synonyms: Tombstone for Fireflies
Japanese: 火垂るの墓

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 1988
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.601 (scored by 63439 users)
Ranked: #632
Popularity: #212
Members: 98,252
Favorites: 1,151
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Synopsis

In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger and grief, these children's lives are as heartbreakingly fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Seita
Seita
Main
Conforti, Corrado
Italian
Conforti, Corrado
Schmidt-Foß, Gerrit
German
Schmidt-Foß, Gerrit
...
Setsuko
Setsuko
Main
Liberatori, Perla
Italian
Liberatori, Perla
Trifol, Nuria
Spanish
Trifol, Nuria
...

Staff

Takahata, Isao
Director, Screenplay
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Takano, Noboru
Key Animation
Anno, Hideaki
Key Animation



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Aug 21, 2008
jonathanlane
Few movies I've seen can bring me to the brink of tears, and only a handful of those can actually haunt me days after seeing them. Grave of the Fireflies is one of those rare movies I've seen that did this to me. Very few films have EVER made me feel as bad as this one did. Try to think of the saddest movie you've ever seen, Schindler's List (Widescreen Edition), Saving Private Ryan (Widescreen Two-Disc Special Edition), anything, and this movie blows it out of the water. This film has the power to devastate you, to move you, to bring you to the brink read more
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Sep 15, 2014
Beomsik
Towards the end of World War II, American bombers dropped napalm canisters on Japanese cities, creating catastrophic fire storms. These terrifying bombs fell to earth promptly. Then as soon as the bombs hit the ground, there is a moment of complete silence, and then the explosion occurs, encompassing the surroundings with flames showing no mercy towards anything. Back during WWII, Japanese villages were made of flimsy wood and paper houses; Everything was burned down, nothing could withstand the destruction of nuclear weapons. WW2, truly one of, if not the most tragic era of mankind. R.I.P to the 60 million+ people that died in WW2. :(

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Recommendations

Both are stories that deal catastrophes and it's effects in a realistic approach. Both have siblings as the main characters whom develop a strong bond through out.
They are both about the same thing - war. These two stories are very depressing, sad and cruel...

Opening Theme

"Setsuko and Seita" by Michio Mamiya

Ending Theme

"Futari" by Michio Mamiya

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