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Grave of the fireflies

Author: Isao Takahata; Yoshifumi Kondō; Tōru Hara; Akiyuki Nosaka; A.D.V. Films (Firm)
Publisher: [United States] : A.D.V. Films, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special 2 disc setView all editions and formats
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In the final days of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his four-year-old sister Setsuko are orphaned after their mother is killed during an air raid by American forces in Kobe, Japan. After having a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency funds and rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko must struggle to survive their hardships as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Animated films
Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
War films
Anime
Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Isao Takahata; Yoshifumi Kondō; Tōru Hara; Akiyuki Nosaka; A.D.V. Films (Firm)
ISBN: 9781413905274 1413905277
OCLC Number: 406585125
Language Note: English (2.0) or Japanese (2.0) dialogue; English subtitles.
Notes: Original story by Akiyuki Nosaka.
Original Japanese version produced in 1988.
Release date: Jul. 7, 2009.
Special features: Interviews with director, Isao Takahata and author Akiyuki Nosaka; interview with Roger Ebert; author biography; director biography; commentary by professors Theodore F. Cook and Haruko Taya Cook; video restoration documentary; alternate angle storyboards for entire feature; bonus storyboards; trailers; original Japanese trailer; U.S. trailer.
Credits: Original story, Akiyuki Nosaka ; executive producer, Ryoichi Sato ; written and directed by, Isao Takahata ; animation director, Yoshifumi Kondo ; art director, Nizo Yamamoto ; producer, Toru Hara ; executive producer of English version, John O'Donnell ; English translation, Neil Nadelman.
Performer(s): Japanese voice cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
English voice cast: J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones.
Target Audience: Rating: TV PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; Dolby digital, widescreen (16:9).
Contents: [Disc 1]. Main feature --
[Disc 2]. Bonus special features.
Other Titles: Hotaru no haka.
Responsibility: written and directed by Isao Takahata ; animation director, Yoshifumi Kondo ; producer, Toru Hara.

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In the final days of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his four-year-old sister Setsuko are orphaned after their mother is killed during an air raid by American forces in Kobe, Japan. After having a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency funds and rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko must struggle to survive their hardships as well as those of their country, which is on the losing end of the war.

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