This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for
Grave of the Fireflies (16-Apr-1988)

Original Title: Hotaru no haka

Director: Isao Takahata

Writer: Isao Takahata

From novel by: Akiyuki Nosaka

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Pacific Theater

Seita, a 14-year-old boy and Setsuko, his 4-year-old sister suffer their mother's death in the firebombing of Kobe, Japan in the waning days of World War II. They move in with their aunt, whose hospitality decreases as food becomes scarce. Brother and sister leave and their circumstances deteriorate further. Powerful, beautiful and heartbreaking animated film from Studio Ghibli.


Have you seen this film? We would love to see your review.
Submit your review for this film

Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile

Copyright ©2016 Soylent Communications


Harley Davidson Connections

Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.


NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.