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Hotaru no haka

English Title: Grave Of The Fireflies

Hotaru no haka (Grave Of The Fireflies , Tombstone For Fireflies) (1988) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Hotaru no haka

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  • Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha
  • Animated Characters: Seita, Setsuko, Mother, Aunt.
  • Awards: Special Award, Isao Takahata, Blue Ribbon Awards, 1989.
    Animation Jury Award, Animated Feature Film, Isao Takahata, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 1994.
    Rights of the Child Award, Isao Takahata, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 1994
  • Originally Released in 1988.
  • Running Time: 89 minutes.
  • Technicolor
  • Japan  Japan

Alternate Titles:

Alternate Title: "火垂るの墓."
English Titles: "Grave Of The Fireflies" and "Tombstone For Fireflies."

Cartoon Production Information:

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka, whose own sister died from malnutrition during the Second World War.

Reportedly, producer Toshio Suzuki used the original novel to sell theater tickets to schools, enabling him to release "My Neighbor Totoro" on a double bill with this film.

Soundtrack: "Home Sweet Home," Performed By Amelita Galli-Curci, Courtesy Of RCA Victor Red Seal, a Division Of BMG Classics.

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Superb story and unfortunately so realistic.
"Show must go on" could also be another title for this cartoon which depicts so well the final days of two children (brother and daughter), which parents died during a bombing in japan. During this,...  (read more)

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