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Grave of the fireflies

Rating:
8.60
Year:
1988
Country:
Japan
Director:
Duration:
88

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Grave of the fireflies Alternative Titles

Grave of the fireflies English: Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the fireflies Synonyms: Tombstone for Fireflies

Grave of the fireflies Japanese: 火垂るの墓

Grave of the fireflies Information

Grave of the fireflies Type: Movie

Grave of the fireflies Episodes: 1

Grave of the fireflies Status: Finished Airing

Grave of the fireflies Aired: Apr 16, 1988

Grave of the fireflies Producers: None found, add some

Grave of the fireflies Licensors: ADV Films, Central Park Media, Sentai Filmworks

Grave of the fireflies Studios: Studio Ghibli

Grave of the fireflies Source: Novel

Grave of the fireflies Genres: Drama, Historical

Grave of the fireflies Duration: 1 hr. 28 min.

Grave of the fireflies Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Grave of the fireflies Synopsis

When World War II ended in 1945, Japan faced widespread devastation in the form of American bombing, which devastated city after city. Hotaru no Haka, also known as Grave of the Fireflies, is the story of Seita and her sister Setsuko, two Japanese children whose lives were ravaged by brutal war. They have lost their mother, father, home, and a bright future — all the tragic consequences of war.

Now orphaned and homeless, Seita and Setsuko have no choice but to drift across the countryside, besieged by hunger and disease. Encountered with adult indifference along the way, they find that desperate circumstances can turn even the kindest of people cruel but hope their youth shines brightly in the face of it. with constant difficulty, preventing you from quickly succumbing to an inevitable fate.

Grave of the fireflies Characters & Voice Actors

Setsuko (Main) - Shiraishi Ayano (Japanese)

Seita (Main) - Tatsumi Tsutomu (Japanese)

Mrs. Yokokawa (Supporting)

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I'm surprised there aren't many reviews of Hotaru no Haka (Grave of Fireflies) questioning all the praise it has received. I was equally surprised by the ability of people to devour a seemingly sad story, claiming it gave them a 'feel' and giving it high marks. If you watch Grave of the Fireflies critically, there's no denying that you'll find deep moral themes and issues; however, the way the themes and messages are presented lacks a genuine sense of pity or grief. The emotions I felt the most were, surprisingly enough, frustration and disappointment.