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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 56930 users)
Ranked: #652
Popularity: #205
Members: 87,697
Favorites: 1,045
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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drama ghibli historical

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)

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
Foster, Steven
ADR Director
Ishiguro, Megumu
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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Feb 23, 2008
Venneh
Title: Grave of the Fireflies

Novel, Anime: Grave of the Fireflies was originally a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, written as an apology to his younger sister. The novel was written and won the Naoki Prize in 1967.

Grave of the Fireflies was animated by Studio Ghibli (famous for Spirited Away and their recent adaptation of Howl's Moving Castle) and directed by Isao Takahata (famous for his work on Pom Poko). The film was released on April 16th, 1988 in Japanese theatres, and came Stateside courtesy of Central Park Media in 2002 (oddly enough, this movie wasn't picked up by Disney when they licensed the read more
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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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