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- "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.
- also known as 火垂るの墓, Hotaru no Haka, Tomb of the Fireflies
- country: Japan
- languages: Japanese Language, English Language, Spanish Language, German Language, Italian Language
- producers: Toru Hara, David Del Rio, John Ledford
- executive producers: John Ledford, Eiichi Takahashi, Ryoichi Sato
- production design by Ryoichi Sato
- art direction by Nizou Yamamoto
- written by Isao Takahata
- based on a story by Akiyuki Nosaka
- cinematography by Nobuo Koyama
- edited by Takeshi Seyama
- music by Michio Mamiya
- genres: Anime, War film, Animation, Family, Drama
- subject: World War II
- released on (27 years ago)
- official website: www.soundtrackcentral.com/cds/gravefireflies_ost.htm
- "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)
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The 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.
Anime 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 ...
by John Berra
Harrowing and beautiful, Grave of the Fireflies is an exceptional work with real emotional depth.
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