For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies


  1. "Grave of the Fireflies" is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka. It is commonly considered an anti-war film, but this interpretation has been challenged by some critics and by the director. The film stars Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara and Akemi Yamaguchi. Set in the city of Kobe, Japan, the film tells the story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko, and their desperate struggle to survive during the final months of the Second World War.
  2. "Grave of the Fireflies" is a live-action TV drama of Grave of the Fireflies, made by NTV in Japan. It was produced in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. The drama aired on November 1, 2005. Like the anime, the live-action version of Grave of the Fireflies focuses on two siblings struggling to survive the final days of the war in Kobe, Japan. Unlike the animated version, it tells the story from the point of view of their cousin and deals with the issue of how the war-time environment could change a kind lady into a hard-hearted woman. It stars Nanako Matsushima as the aunt, as well as Mao Inoue as their cousin.


"Grave of the Fireflies" is a 1967 semi-autobiographical novel by Japanese novelist Akiyuki Nosaka. It is based on his experiences before, during, and after the firebombing of Kobe in 1945. One of his sisters died as the result of a sickness, his adoptive father died during the firebombing proper, and another sister died of malnutrition in Fukui. It is written as a personal apology to his sister, regarding her death.

  • language: Japanese Language
  • genres: War novel, Autobiographical novel, Historical fiction
  • released in (49 years ago)

Printed books with definitions for Grave of the Fireflies

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewThe Great Movies II (2008)

by Roger Ebert

Grave of the Fireflies is an animated film telling the story of two children from the port city of Kobe, made homeless by the bombs.

Google previewAnime and Philosophy (2010)

Wide Eyed Wonder by Josef Steiff, Tristan D. Tamplin

Fundamentally, Grave of the Fireflies is a cautionary tale about a child's inability to ...

Google previewJapan (2010)

by John Berra

Harrowing and beautiful, Grave of the Fireflies is an exceptional work with real emotional depth.

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Grave of the Fireflies

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about Grave of the Fireflies

Click on an item to view that photo:

Grave of the Fireflies

Quotes about Grave of the Fireflies

Couldn't select: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'Grave of the Fireflies"" IN BOOLEAN MODE) LIMIT 1,1' at line 1

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of Grave of the Fireflies to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary