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 tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time,... (more)
Cartoon Production Information:
"Grave Of The Fireflies" and "Tombstone For Fireflies."
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... (more)
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