Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies


Original Title: 火垂るの墓

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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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IMDB 8.5 (313k)


Animation, Drama, War & Military


1h 29min

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Isao Takahata


Tsutomu Tatsumi
Seita (voice)
Ayano Shiraishi
Setsuko (voice)
Yoshiko Shinohara
Mother (voice)
Akemi Yamaguchi
Auntie (voice)
Kozo Hashida
Obayashi Chairman (voice)
Masayo Sakai
Woman who takes care of Setsuko (voice)
Masayo Sakai
Cousin (voice)
Yoshio Matsuoka
Gosaku (voice)
Masahiro Kanetake
Aunt's House Guest (voice)
Kiyoshi Yanagawa
Patrolman (voice)
Hajime Maki
Man who arrests Seita (voice)
Atsuo Omotem
Person in Bank (voice)
Teruhisa Harita
Station Worker (voice)
Hiroshi Tanaka
Person in Bank (voice)
Michio Denpo
Station Worker / Doctor (voice)
Shiro Tamaki
Person in Bank (voice)
Mika Sekita
Nurse (voice)
Kyoko Moriwaki