Grave of the Fireflies

Hotaru no Haka

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As World War II reaches its conclusion in 1945, Japan faces widespread destruction in the form of American bombings, devastating city after city. Hotaru no Haka, also known as Grave of the Fireflies, is the story of Seita and his sister Setsuko, two Japanese children whose lives are ravaged by the brutal war. They have lost their mother, their father, their home, and the prospect of a bright future—all tragic consequences of the war. Now orphaned and homeless, Seita and Setsuko have no choice but to drift across the countryside, beset by starvation and disease. Met with the apathy of adults along the way, they find that desperate circumstances can turn even the kindest of people cruel yet their youthful hope shines brightly in the face of unrelenting hardship, preventing the siblings from swiftly succumbing to an inevitable fate.

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English: Grave of the Fireflies
Japanese: 火垂るの墓
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 1988
Licensors: ADV Films, Central Park Media, Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Novel
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 1 hr 28 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Dual Audio

Characters & Voice Actors


Isao Takahata – Director, Screenplay
Yasuo Urakami – Sound Director
Michio Mamiya – Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Hideaki Anno – Key Animation
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Setsuko and Seita” by Michio Mamiya
ED1: “Futari” by Michio Mamiya


wtf I hate America now


Tragic and bitter, the few moments of joy in this anime are soon crushed by the heartlessness of reality.


You better watch this and you better cry.


Absolutely emotionally crushing tale of two children living in a post-war Japan trying to survive despite the viewer knowing how it all ends


Tragedy portraying the unforgiving nature of reality. Characters, their flaws and the way they respond to things have strong verisimilitude.


Haunting and miserable. Never forget the tragedy of that time.


Don’t watch this if you want to have a happy and lighthearted day.



    Anime was a mistake


    can i kwill u plis ??