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Grave of the Fireflies

8.46 | Apr 16, 1988 | Animation, Drama, War | Studio Ghibli

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

Budget = $3.700.000

Revenue = $516.962

Featured Crew

Isao Takahata
Screenplay
Isao Takahata
Director
Isao Takahata
Director
Takeshi Seyama
Editor
Kuniyuki Ishii
Key Animation

Cast

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Tsutomu Tatsumi
Seita (voice)
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Ayano Shiraishi
Setsuko (voice)
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Yoshiko Shinohara
Mother (voice)
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Akemi Yamaguchi
Auntie (voice)
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Kozo Hashida
Obayashi Chairman (voice)

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