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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 Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
English Version: J. Robert Spencer
, Rhoda Chrosite; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast..
Isao Takahata, Norihiko Sudo Toru Hara, Ryoichi Sato , Takeshi Seyama Yoshio Mamiya
  • 1988
  • Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha
  • Toho Company Ltd.
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • Cartoon Characters: Seita, Setsuko, Mother, Aunt.
  • Vocal Talent: Tsutomu Tatsumi (Seita), Ayano Shiraishi (Setsuko), Yoshiko Shinohara (Mother), Akemi Yamaguchi (Aunt).
    English Version: J. Robert Spencer (Seita), Rhoda Chrosite (Setsuko), Veronica Taylor (Mother), Amy Jones (Aunt), Shannon Conley, Crispin Freeman, Dan Green, George Leaver, Nick Sullivan.
  • Directed By Isao Takahata.
    Assistant Director: Norihiko Sudo.
  • Produced By Toru Hara.
    Executive Producer: 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, Akio Sakai, Michiyo Sakurai, Noboru Takano, Yasuomi Umetsu, Sh˘jur˘ Yamauchi, Atsuko ďtani, Noriko ďzeki.
    Key Animator: Kitaro Kosaka.
    Animation Director: Yoshifumi Kond˘.
    Character Designer: Yoshifumi Kond˘.
  • Written By Isao Takahata.
    Based On The Novel By: Akiyuki Nosaka.
  • Edited By Takeshi Seyama.

Additional Crew:



  • Design: Yoshifumi Kondo.

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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)

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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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