火垂るの墓

Hotaru no haka = Grave of the fireflies

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Restrictions

  • Not licensed for classroom use.

Summary

  • As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. They are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth.

Notes

  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
  • Based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
  • DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) aspect ratio, Dolby Digital 2.0.
  • In English or Japanese, with English subtitles.
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