Hotaru no haka   1988   Japan Grave of the Fireflies
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Director:Isao Takahata
Studio:Shinchosha Company
Writer:Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata
IMDb Rating:8.4 (45,105 votes)
Awards:3 wins
Duration:89 min
Isao Takahata  ...  (Director)
Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata  ...  (Writer)
Tsutomu Tatsumi  ...  Seita (voice)
Ayano Shiraishi  ...  Setsuko (voice)
Yoshiko Shinohara  ...  Mother (voice)
Akemi Yamaguchi  ...  Aunt (voice)
Rhoda Chrosite  ...  Setsuko (voice: English version)
Shannon Conley  ...  Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Crispin Freeman  ...  Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dan Green  ...  Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Amy Jones  ...  Aunt (voice: English version)
George Leaver  ...  Additional Voices (voice: English version)
J. Robert Spencer  ...  Seita (voice: English version)
Nick Sullivan  ...  Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Veronica Taylor  ...  Mother (voice: English version)
Nobuo Koyama  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: Why did he wait so long to buy the rice and eggs?

Summary: Setsuko and Seita are brother and sister living in wartime Japan. After their mother is killed in an air raid they find a temporary home with relatives. Having quarreled with their aunt they leave the city and make their home in an abandoned shelter. While their father's destiny who was a soldier is unknown the two must depend on each other to somehow keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs. When everything is in short supply, they gradually succumb to hunger and their only entertainment is the light of the fireflies.

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