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FULL SYNOPSIS

Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing raid, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the children to try to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but harsh reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. ~ Emru Townsend, Rovi

Cast

Tsutomu Tatsumi
as Seita

Crew

Isao Takahata
Director
Stephanie Shalofsky
Producer
Toru Hara
Producer
Isao Takahata
Screenwriter
Akiyuki Nosaka
Screen Story
Takeshi Seyama
Editor
Nizo Yamamoto
Art Director
Eiichi Takahashi
Executive Producer
John Ledford
Executive Producer
Yasuo Uragami
Sound/Sound Designer
Yoshifumi Kondo
Storyboard Artist
Yoshifumi Kondo
Animation Director
Yoshifumi Kondo
Character Design
Yoshiyuki Momose
Storyboard Artist
Yoshiyuki Momose
Layout
Isao Takahata
Storyboard
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