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Grave of the Fireflies ()

Hotaru no haka (original title)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

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Tsutomu Tatsumi ...
Seita (voice)
Ayano Shiraishi ...
Setsuko (voice)
Yoshiko Shinohara ...
Mother (voice)
Akemi Yamaguchi ...
Aunt (voice)
Tadashi Nakamura ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcy Bannor ...
Aunt (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Mother (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
Justin Doran ...
Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Doctors / Old Man (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
Adam Gibbs ...
Seita (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
Amy Jones ...
Aunt (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
Susan O. Koozin ...
Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice) (as Susan Koozin)
George Leaver ...
Additional Voices (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Setsuko (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Setsuko (Central Park Media dub) (voice) (as Rhoda Chrosite)
Sam Roman ...
Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
J. Robert Spencer ...
Seita (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
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Mother (Central Park Media dub) (voice)
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Additional Voices (Sentai Filmworks dub) (voice)
Andrew Love ...
Train Station Worker 1 (Sentai Filmworks dub) (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Isao Takahata

Written by

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Akiyuki Nosaka ... (novel)
 
Isao Takahata ... (written by)

Produced by

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David Del Rio ... producer: Sentai Filmworks
Joey Goubeaud ... executive producer: ADV Films
Toru Hara ... producer
John Ledford ... executive producer: Sentai Filmworks / producer: ADV Films
John O'Donnell ... executive producer: Central Park Media
Ryôichi Satô ... planning producer
Stephanie Shalofsky ... producer: Central Park Media
Eiichi Takahashi ... executive producer: Sentai Filmworks
Shinichirou Ueda ... line producer

Music by

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Michio Mamiya

Cinematography by

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Nobuo Koyama ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Takeshi Seyama

Editorial Department

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Hiroshi Adachi ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Nizô Yamamoto ... (as Nizou Yamamoto)

Production Management

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Shin'ichirô Ueda ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Norihiko Sutô ... assistant director (as Norihiko Sudo)

Art Department

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Kazu Hisamura ... assistant art director (as Katsu Hisamura)
Michiyo Yasuda ... color key

Sound Department

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Chris Bourque ... mixing: Sentai Filmworks dub (as Lash Bourque) / sound designer: Sentai Filmworks dub (as Lash Bourque)
Bill Donnelly ... mix engineer: english version
Michihiro Itô ... sound effects editor: &M Planning Center
Yasuo Uragami ... sound director
Kiyoshi Ôhira ... sound effects (as Noriyoshi Oohira)
Hisanori Ôshiro ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Kaoru Tanifuji ... special effects (as Kunji Tanifuji)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Masashi Abe ... camera operator: Lucky More
Akitarô Daichi ... camera operator: Lucky More
Shinji Ito ... camera operator: Lucky More
Atsushi Kageyama ... camera operator: Lucky More
Hideo Okazaki ... camera operator: Lucky More
Tsugio Ozawa ... camera operator: Lucky More (as Tsuguo Ozawa)
Naoyuki Taniguchi ... camera operator: Lucky More

Animation Department

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Homi Abe ... cel painter
Hideaki Anno ... animator
Toshie Aoki ... cel painter
Reiko Aonuma ... cel painter
Mieko Asai ... cel painter
Manami Beppu ... cel painter
Yumi Enozawa ... inbetween artist
Mayumi Fujimoto ... inbetween artist
Tazuko Fukutsuchi ... inbetween artist
Hideaki Furusawa ... inbetween artist
Yumi Furuya ... cel painter
Yukiyoshi Hane ... animator (as Yoshiyuki Hane)
Kasumi Hara ... inbetween artist
Tokuko Harada ... cel painter
Fukiko Hashizume ... background artist
Yumi Hattori ... cel painter
Shizuko Hirai ... cel painter
Eiji Hirakawa ... background artist
Kazue Hiranuma ... cel painter
Eiichirô Hirata ... inbetween artist
Shûichi Hirata ... background artist
Toru Hishiyama ... background artist
Matsuko Horii ... cel painter
Hiroyuki Horiuchi ... inbetween artist
Akemi Hosoya ... cel painter
Yumiko Ichihara ... cel painter
Junko Igarashi ... cel painter
Nobuko Igarashi ... cel painter
Takuya Iinuma ... inbetween artist
Junko Ina ... background artist
Hiroshi Inada ... inbetween artist
Atsushi Irie ... inbetween artist
Junko Isaka ... inbetween artist
Michiyo Iseda ... cel painter
Kimie Ishida ... cel painter
Iku Ishiguro ... animator
Kuniyuki Ishii ... animator
Norichika Iwakiri ... cel painter
Megumi Kagawa ... animator
Hitoshi Kagiyama ... inbetween artist
Yoshimi Kanbara ... inbetween artist
Yoshinari Kanebako ... background artist
Masashi Kaneko ... inbetween artist
Yuriko Kashiwakura ... cel checker
Yûichi Katayama ... inbetween artist
Yumi Kawachi ... inbetween artist
Yoshie Kawahashi ... inbetween artist
Hideo Kawauchi ... animator
Yoko Kida ... inbetween artist
Yoshiji Kigami ... animator (as Masuji Kigami)
Yoshifumi Kondô ... animation director / character designer
Mutsuo Koseki ... background artist
Hiromi Kosuda ... inbetween artist
Tsutomu Kosuga ... cel painter
Takiko Kubota ... cel painter
Tsutomu Kurita ... inbetween artist
Kitarô Kôsaka ... key animator (as Kitaro Kosaka)
Chieko Machida ... cel painter
Harumi Machii ... cel painter
Takao Maki ... inbetween artist
Yukiko Matsushita ... cel painter
Haremi Miyagawa ... cel painter
Yoshiyuki Momose ... assistant animation director / layout
Noriko Moritomo ... animator
Akemi Motohashi ... inbetween artist
Midori Nagaoka ... inbetween artist
Ikue Nakayama ... cel painter
Yôji Nakaza ... background artist
Reiko Nanami ... cel painter
Tatsuji Narita ... inbetween artist
Sumie Nishido ... inbetween artist
Michiko Nishimaki ... cel painter
Eiichiro Nishiyama ... inbetween artist
Hiroshi Ogawa ... animator
Noriko Ogawa ... cel checker
Yûko Ogawa ... inbetween artist
Toshiyasu Okada ... animator
Reiko Okuyama ... animator
Kyooko Ootake ... cel painter
Hisako Sagara ... cel painter
Toshitsugu Saida ... animator (as Shunji Saida)
Eiko Saitô ... cel painter
Fumiko Saitô ... cel painter
Yuriko Saitô ... inbetween artist
Akio Sakai ... animator
Keiko Sakuma ... inbetween artist
Taeko Sakuma ... cel painter
Yoshimi Sakuma ... cel painter
Michiyo Sakurai ... animator
Nobuko Sano ... cel painter
Nobuko Sato ... inbetween artist
Aya Satô ... inbetween artist
Michiko Shibata ... cel painter
Shirô Shibata ... inbetween artist
Kazue Shiki ... cel painter
Chieko Shiobara ... inbetween artist
Yukitaka Shishikai ... cel painter
Eiko Sudô ... background artist
Mayumi Suzuki ... inbetween artist
Toshiko Tahara ... cel painter
Yûki Takagi ... cel painter
Naomi Takahashi ... cel painter
Ako Takano ... inbetween artist
Noboru Takano ... animator
Yoshiko Takasago ... cel painter
Noriko Takaya ... background artist (as Noriko Higuchi)
Tomoko Takei ... inbetween artist
Seiki Tamura ... background artist
Osamu Tanabe ... inbetween artist
Nobuko Tanaka ... cel painter
Seiji Tanda ... inbetween artist (as Seiji Handa)
Shinichi Toyonaga ... cel painter
Shigeto Tsuji ... inbetween artist
Yasuomi Umetsu ... animator
Mayumi Watabe ... cel painter
Nobuko Watanabe ... cel painter
Midori Yamada ... inbetween artist
Yasuko Yamaguchi ... cel painter
Toshio Yamauchi ... animator (as Shôjurô Yamauchi)
Natsuyo Yasuda ... assistant animation director
Rie Yasui ... cel painter
Fujino Yonei ... cel painter
Sachiko Yoneyama ... inbetween artist
Junko Yoshikawa ... cel painter
Takao Yoshikawa ... cel painter
Hiroyuki Yoshimura ... inbetween artist
Takao Yoshino ... inbetween artist
Emiko Ôno ... cel painter
Tokihiko Ôta ... inbetween artist
Atsuko Ôtani ... animator
Masahiko Ôuchi ... inbetween artist
Noriko Ôzeki ... animator

Other crew

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Peter Bavaro ... adr producer: English version: Cental Park Media release
Steven Foster ... adr director: English version - Sentai Filmworks release
Atsushi Kamimura ... production assistant
Masanori Michiie ... technical assistant: Stack
Goro Morita ... production assistant
Mamoru Murao ... technical assistant: Jôsai Duplo
Neil Nadelman ... translator: english version: Cental Park Media release
Tomoaki Nishikiri ... production assistant
Naoyuki Oshikiri ... production desk
Yoshirô Saitô ... technical assistant: Stack
Tony Salerno ... dubbing supervisor (Cental Park Media release) (as Anthony Salerno)
Fumihiko Shimo ... production assistant
Yoshiko Tagami ... titles
Hideo Takagu ... titles
Chiyoshi Tanaka ... production assistant
David Williams ... dvd producer: blu-ray authoring: Sentai Filmworks release / dvd producer: dvd authoring: Sentai Filmworks release

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The story of Seita and Satsuko, 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. Written by Kyle Perez

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Also Known As
  • Grave of the Fireflies (United States)
  • Tombstone of the Fireflies (World-wide, English title)
  • Tomb of the Fireflies (World-wide, English title)
  • Grave of the Fireflies (World-wide, English title)
  • Grave of the Fireflys (Ireland, English title)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,700,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $25,220,794

Did You Know?

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Trivia Isao Takahata was the only living animator involved on the project who had survived bomb blasts. See more »
Goofs Right at the beginning, someone places what looks like a rice ball loosely wrapped in some tree bark as a protective cover next to the boy known as Seita. The scene cuts to Seita's face and soon after he collapses, the wrapped rice ball is nowhere to be seen. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in True Crime/Ravenous/The King and I/Forces of Nature/The Harmonists (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Home Sweet Home See more »
Quotes Setsuko: Seita. Have one.
[Holds out rocks]
Seita: Setsuko, what?
Setsuko: Rice balls. I made them for you. Here, have one.
[Seita starts crying]
Setsuko: You don't want them?
Seita: Setsuko.
[Cries]
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