Hotaru no haka
English Title: Grave Of The FirefliesHotaru no haka (Grave Of The Fireflies , Tombstone For Fireflies) (1988) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
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- Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
- Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha
- Distributed by: Toho Company Ltd.
- Cartoon Characters: Seita, Setsuko, Mother, Aunt.
- Voice Actors: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
English Version: J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite; Full Voice Cast ...
- Directed By Isao Takahata, Norihiko Sudo.
- Produced By Toru Hara, Ryoichi Sato.
- Animated By Hideaki Anno, Yoshiyuki Hane, Iku Ishiguro, Kuniyuki Ishii, Megumi Kagawa, Hideo Kawauchi, Masuji Kigami, Noriko Moritomo, Hiroshi Ogawa, Toshiyasu Okada, Reiko Okuyama, Shunji Saida; more Animators ...
- Written By Isao Takahata, Akiyuki Nosaka.
- Awards: Special Award, Isao Takahata, Blue Ribbon Awards, 1989, Animation Jury Award, Animated Feature Film, Isao Takahata, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 1994; more Awards ...
- Music: Yoshio Mamiya.
- Editor: Takeshi Seyama.
- Originally Released on April 16, 1988.
- Originally Released Theatrically.
- Running Time: 89 minutes.
As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller... (more)
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... (more)
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