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Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no haka)

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Ayano Shiraishi Ayano Shiraishi
Setsuko
Hiroshi Tanaka Hiroshi Tanaka
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Corinne Orr Corinne Orr
Setsuko


Written by
Isao Takahata Isao Takahata
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Why must fireflies die so young?

13 years ago at Dec 9 15:30
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''Why must fireflies die so young?''

A tragic film covering a young boy and his little sister's struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Tsutomu Tatsumi: Seita

Ayano Shiraishi: Setsuko

''September 21, 1945? that was the night I died''

With those words starts director Isao Takahata's most famous film, Grave of the... read more

A complex animation for adults

14 years, 4 months ago at Aug 12 3:29
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"Why must fireflies die so young?"When it comes to Japanese animated features, Studio Ghibli is unparalleled, with the animation purveyor's list of triumphs including Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and the transcendent Spirited Away. Another of the studio's highly acclaimed titles is 1988's Grave of the Fireflies, an adaptation of Nosaka Akiyuki’s novel of the ... read more

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11 years, 2 months ago at Sep 17 18:00
1 vote
This film...is the only film that has made me cry for 15 minutes straight. This is Grave Of The Fireflies.

To be honest, I watched this when I was on a Studio Ghibli marathon. Compared to the other SG films, I thought it would be just like the rest. Cute, happy, and magical. I never took the time to look into the story, or read any reviews about it. I felt like I didn't need to. Th... read more
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The story of Seita and Setsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living in the declining days of World War II. When an American firebombing separates the two children from their parents, the two siblings must rely completely on one another while they struggle to fight for their survival.
Release date: 26 July 1989
UPC: 719987172920
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