Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

At 4 and 14, they tried to live on


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
Writer: Isao Takahata

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Grave of the Fireflies Kickass
Movie Score: 8.1/10 from 902 votes
Release Date: 1988-04-16
Status: Released
Run time: 89 min / 1:29
Production Studio : Bandai Visual, Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha Company
Production Country: Japan

Grave of the Fireflies Casts

Tsutomu Tatsumi
as Seita (voice)
Ayano Shiraishi
as Setsuko (voice)
Yoshiko Shinohara
as Mother (voice)
Akemi Yamaguchi
as Aunt (voice)

Grave of the Fireflies Crew

Directing Isao Takahata Director
Writing Akiyuki Nosaka Novel
Writing Isao Takahata Screenplay
Production Tohru Hara Producer
Production Ryoichi Sato Executive Producer
Sound Michio Mamiya Original Music Composer
Camera Nobuo Koyama Director of Photography
Editing Takeshi Seyama Editor
Art Ryoichi Sato Production Design
Directing Yoshiyuki Momose Layout
Visual Effects Yoshifumi Kondô Animation Director
Production John Ledford Executive Producer
Production Eiichi Takahashi Executive Producer
Art Nizou Yamamoto Art Direction
Visual Effects Michiyo Yasuda Color Designer
Sound Yasuo Uragami Sound Designer
Camera Akitaro Daichi Camera Operator