Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

  • Genre: Animation, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1988-04-16
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 1257 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Studio Ghibli
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Isao Takahata
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In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

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  • Tsutomu Tatsumi

    as Seita (voice)
  • Ayano Shiraishi

    as Setsuko (voice)
  • Yoshiko Shinohara

    as Mother (voice)
  • Akemi Yamaguchi

    as Aunt (voice)
Production Tooru Hara Producer
Directing Isao Takahata Director
Writing Akiyuki Nosaka Novel
Writing Isao Takahata Screenplay
Sound Michio Mamiya Original Music Composer
Camera Nobuo Koyama Director of Photography
Editing Takeshi Seyama Editor
Directing Yoshiyuki Momose Layout
Visual Effects Yoshifumi Kondou Animation Director
Art Nizou Yamamoto Art Direction
Visual Effects Michiyo Yasuda Color Designer
Sound Yasuo Uragami Sound Director
Visual Effects Yoshifumi Kondou Character Designer
Art Katsu Hisamura Assistant Art Director
Sound Michihiro Itou Sound Effects
Sound Noriyoshi Oohira Sound Effects
Sound Hisanori Ooshiro Sound Mixer
Crew Kunji Tanifuji Special Effects