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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.

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