Natsufuku no Shoujo-tachi

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Synonyms: Girls in Summer Dresses, Natsufuku no Shoujo-tachi: Hiroshima, Shouwa 20-nen 8-gatsu 6-ka
Japanese: 夏服の少女たち


Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 7, 1988
Producers: NHK
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Other
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 34 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #90692
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Popularity: #12887
Members: 1,253
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In 1945, the second and third-year students of a Hiroshima girls' school are taken away to work in war factories. The remaining 220 girls of the first year try to make the best of their new-found status as the only teenagers in an almost deserted town, even amid the deprivations of wartime. On the 7th of August, an American bomber changes their lives forever. Broadcast on the 43rd anniversary of Hiroshima in memory of "the girls who lost their lives to the atom bomb."

(Source: Anime Encyclopedia)


Based on the diaries left by the students of Dai-ichi Hiroshima Prefectural Girls High School, the program illustrates their fleeting youthful days and how they had felt joy in becoming high school students even in a time of war with animated scenes, while documenting the profound sorrow of the bereaved families.

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Oga, Kazuo
Art Director
Hirata, Toshio
Animation Director
Momose, Yoshiyuki
Animation Director, Character Design
Onozaki, Kousuke


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Nov 29, 2020
This work is an incredible blend of media that uses footage of historical artifacts like journals, letters, clothing, and war footage to tell the stories of a class of young girls who died in the bombings of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945.

The story ebbs and flows with footage of the dead children's surviving family members then to animated scenes based on content found within their journals leading up to the event. You watch as their elderly parents, wrinkled and hobbling cry as they cling to what's left of their torn apart uniforms, talk to them at their graves, and play a song they composed for ...
Nov 23, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Not many people have seen this anime/documentary, and none of them have written a review, so I thought it would be fair to write one.

I discovered this just by scrolling through Madhouse's works looking for interesting shows to watch. I found the premise interesting, and since this was made in the 80's and unknown anime like this generally don't come over legally, I pirated it. I apologize for this.

To my surprise it ended up being a documentary about young girls who died in a bombing during the second world war. Said documentary had animations mixed in about the girls to make them ...

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