Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Poster

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  • The screenplay of Hotaru no haka [English: Grave of the Fireflies] was written by Japanese animated film director Isao Takahata, who also directed the movie. He based the story on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name —『火垂るの墓』— by Japanese novelist Akiyuki Nōsaka, who lost his sister from malnutrition in 1945 wartime Japan. Edit (Coming Soon)

  • The square wooden box that Seita carries with him contains his mother's ashes. Sadly, since it was a mass cremation, the ashes that Seita obtained are not, strictly speaking, "his mother's ashes". Rather, they are what may or may not contain some of her ashes. Edit (Coming Soon)

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