Previous Cartoon | Next Cartoon

Hotaru no haka Cartoon Picture
Buy Hotaru no haka on DVD Buy Hotaru no haka on Blu-Ray Disk
Hotaru no haka

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

BCDB Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7/5 Stars from 11 users.
Vote Now!
Post your Comments or Review
This page has been viewed 190 times this month, and 4892 times total.

  • Feature Length Animated Film
  • Distributed by: Toho Company Ltd.
  • Cartoon Characters: Seita, Setsuko, Mother, Aunt.
  • Originally Released in 1988.
  • Technicolor
  • Running Time: 89 minutes.
  • Japan  Japan

Cartoon Summary:


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 tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Isao Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli), Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force.

Submit Additional Information:


Do you have anything to add to this page? Have we made any mistakes... or do you ahve any additional information about Hotaru no haka? If so, we would love to hear from you. Please send us a quick note with your additions or corrections to this page, and we will make the corrections as soon as possible!

Report Errors / Submit Additional Information

Cartoon Comments:


Below are comments about this cartoon submitted by people who have seen this show. Take a look and see what others have said about Hotaru no haka. We want to know what you think, too!! Feel free to share your own opinion- we do want to hear from you! You can add your own comments here.

Hotaru no Haka

Comments By:
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)

4 of 9 people found this comment useful
Was this comment useful to you?


Mobile:


Yes! We have a mobile site. Click here for the Mobile Version of Hotaru no haka

Related