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>Studio Ghibli, Shinchosha
  • 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


Production Notes:

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.

Alternate Title: "火垂るの墓."

English Titles: "Grave Of The Fireflies" and "Tombstone For Fireflies."

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