Poster for the movie "Grave of the Fireflies"

Grave of the Fireflies

Poster for the movie "Grave of the Fireflies"

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

89 min - Animation, Drama, Family, War - 16/04/1988
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In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

Director:  Isao Takahata

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Storyline

In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.


Collections: Isao Takahata

Genres: Animation, Drama, Family, War

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Country:   Japan
Language:  Japanese
Release Date:  16/04/1988

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha Company

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 29 min