Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

  • Genre: Animation, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1988-04-16
  • User Rating: 8.4/10 from 4657 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 29min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: Studio Ghibli
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Isao Takahata
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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.

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  • Tsutomu Tatsumi

    as Seita (voice)
  • Ayano Shiraishi

    as Setsuko (voice)
  • Yoshiko Shinohara

    as Mother (voice)
  • Akemi Yamaguchi

    as Auntie (voice)
  • Kozo Hashida

    as Obayashi Chairman (voice)
  • Masayo Sakai

    as Woman who takes care of Setsuko (voice)
  • Masayo Sakai

    as Cousin (voice)
  • Yoshio Matsuoka

    as Gosaku (voice)
  • Masahiro Kanetake

    as Aunt's House Guest (voice)
  • Kiyoshi Yanagawa

    as Patrolman (voice)
  • Hajime Maki

    as Man who arrests Seita (voice)
  • Atsuo Omotem

    as Person in Bank (voice)
  • Teruhisa Harita

    as Station Worker (voice)
  • Hiroshi Tanaka

    as Person in Bank (voice)
  • Michio Denpo

    as Station Worker / Doctor (voice)
  • Shiro Tamaki

    as Person in Bank (voice)
  • Mika Sekita

    as Nurse (voice)
Writing Isao Takahata Screenplay
Directing Isao Takahata Director
Editing Takeshi Seyama Editor
Visual Effects Kuniyuki Ishii Key Animation
Production Tooru Hara Producer
Writing Akiyuki Nosaka Novel
Sound Michio Mamiya Original Music Composer
Camera Nobuo Koyama Director of Photography
Visual Effects Hideaki Anno Key Animation
Visual Effects Yasuomi Umetsu Key Animation
Visual Effects Yoshiji Kigami Key Animation
Sound Yasuo Uragami Sound Director
Visual Effects Yoshifumi Kondo Animation Director
Visual Effects Yoshifumi Kondo Character Designer
Art Nizou Yamamoto Art Direction
Art Toru Hishiyama Background Designer
Art Katsu Hisamura Assistant Art Director
Visual Effects Toshitsugu Saida Key Animation
Visual Effects Reiko Okuyama Key Animation
Directing Yoshiyuki Momose Layout
Sound Michihiro Itou Sound Effects
Visual Effects Megumi Kagawa Key Animation
Visual Effects Kitarou Kousaka Key Animation
Visual Effects Noriko Moritomo Key Animation
Visual Effects Michiyo Yasuda Color Designer
Visual Effects Atsuko Otani Key Animation
Crew Kunji Tanifuji Special Effects
Sound Noriyoshi Oohira Sound Effects
Sound Hisanori Ooshiro Sound Mixer
Visual Effects Iku Ishiguro Key Animation
Visual Effects Michiyo Sakurai Key Animation
Visual Effects Noboru Takano Key Animation
Visual Effects Yukiyoshi Hane Key Animation
Visual Effects Shojuro Yamauchi Key Animation
Visual Effects Toshiyasu Okada Key Animation
Visual Effects Noriko Ozeki Key Animation
Visual Effects Hiroshi Ogawa Key Animation
Visual Effects Hideo Kawauchi Key Animation
Visual Effects Akio Sakai Key Animation