Hotaru No Haka Trailer (1988)


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Tags: japan, hayao miyazaki, studio ghibli, seita, nosaka akiyuki

Description: 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. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, 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. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Iaso Takahata (co-founder, with Hayao Miyazaki, of Japan's legendary Studio Ghibli,) Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. Now digitally remastered and restored, it is one of the rare films that truly deserves to be called a masterpiece.

Release Date: 10/8/1994

Genre: War

Studio: Central Park Media

Rating: Movie Rating


Release Dates:

Country Release Type Date
United States Theatrical Wide Release 10/8/1994
United States Theatrical Limited Release 8/12/2018
United States Theatrical Limited Release 8/13/2018
United States Theatrical Limited Release 8/15/2018
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 10/7/1998
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 3/6/2012
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 10/8/2002
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 12/7/2004
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 7/7/2009
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 11/20/2012
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 7/2/2013


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