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Grave of the fireflies

Author: Isao Takahata; Yoshifumi Kondo; Central Park Media (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Central Park Media, 1998.
Series: Monitor collectors series.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
Summary:
In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger, and grief, these children's lives are as heartbreakingly fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring. This is a tale of the true tragedy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Isao Takahata; Yoshifumi Kondo; Central Park Media (Firm)
ISBN: 1586642022 9781586642020
OCLC Number: 780006276
Language Note: In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
Notes: Original Japanese version: 1988 ; Akiyuki Nosaka / Shinhosha Co.
Shown in widescreen format.
Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
Animated.
Credits: Director and writer, Isao Takahata ; original story by Akiyuki Nosaka ; animation director, Yoshifumi Kondo ; producer, Toru Hara.
Performer(s): The English version features J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones. The Japanese version features Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
Target Audience: Not rated, but parental discretion is advised. Contains violence.
Description: 2 videodiscs (disc 1 approximately 88 min. : disc 2 approximately 71 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, Dolby digital, stereo.
Contents: [DISC ONE: the movie.] DISC TWO: Special features: Widescreen format ; alternate angle storyboards, trailers. Bonus DVD features: interviews with director Isao Takahata and author Akiyuki Nosaka ; interview with film critic, Roger Ebert ; author biography ; director biography ; historical perspective commentary by Professor Theodore F. Cook and Professor Hakuko Yaya Cook ; video restoration documentary ; bonus storyboards ; trailers, original Japanese theatrical trailer ; art gallery ; U.S. trailer.
Series Title: Monitor collectors series.
Responsibility: Central Park Media.

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In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year-old sister, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger, and grief, these children's lives are as heartbreakingly fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring. This is a tale of the true tragedy of war and innocence lost, not only of the abandoned young, but of an entire nation.

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