Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Drama, War


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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.


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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast



Director:

Isao Takahata

Writers:

Akiyuki Nosaka (novel), Isao Takahata

Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Isao Takahata repeatedly denied that the film was an anti-war film. In his own words, "[The film] is not at all an anti-war anime and contains absolutely no such message." Instead, Takahata had intended to convey an image of the brother and sister ... ...


Quotes

Seita: September 21, 1945... that was the night I died.


Goofs

Right at the beginning, someone places what looks like a rice ball loosely wrapped in some tree bark as a protective cover next to the boy known as Seita. The scene cuts to Seita's face and soon after he collapses, the wrapped rice ball is nowhere to be seen.

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Animation | Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

16 April 1988

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Box Office

Budget:

$3,700,000 (estimated)

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