Grave of the Fireflies (movie)

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©1988 Akiyuki Nosaka/Shinchosha Co.


Related anime:
    Grave of the Fireflies [2005] (live-action movie special) (alternate retelling)

Alternative title:
Die letzten Glühwürmchen (German)
Eldflugornas grav (Swedish)
Graf van de Vuurvliegjes (Dutch)
Grobowiec świetlików (Polish)
Hotaru no Haka (Japanese)
La Tumba de las Luciernagas (Spanish)
Le tombeau des lucioles (French)
O Túmulo dos Pirilampos (Portuguese)
Túmulo dos Vaga-lumes (Portuguese)
Una Tomba Per Le Lucciole (Italian)
Могила светлячков (Russian)
火垂るの墓 (Japanese)
螢火蟲之墓 (Chinese (Taiwan))
반딧불의 묘 (Korean)
Genres: drama
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: On the final days of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his four-year-old sister Setsuko are orphaned after their mother is killed during an air raid by American forces in Kobe, Japan. After having a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency funds and rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko must struggle to survive their hardships as well as those of their country, which is on the losing end of the war.
User Ratings: 4269 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1974 votes (sub:1325, dub:494, ?:26, raw:22, edit.dub:4, others:103
26 Spanish subtitled
18 German dubbed
11 Portuguese subtitled
10 French subtitled
8 Spanish dubbed
6 Italian dubbed
3 Spanish edited dub
3 Polish subtitled
3 Italian subtitled
3 Russian dubbed
2 German subtitled
2 Arabic dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 German edited dub
1 Turkish Sub subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
)
 Excellent: 956 votes (sub:670, dub:223, ?:17, raw:9, edit.dub:3, others:34
6 Spanish subtitled
5 Italian dubbed
4 French subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
4 Russian subtitled
3 Polish subtitled
2 German dubbed
2 Russian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Czech subtitled
1 Mandarin dubbed
)
 Very good: 583 votes (sub:384, dub:166, ?:9, raw:4, others:20
5 Spanish subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
3 French subtitled
3 Italian dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Mandarin edited dub
)
 Good: 349 votes (sub:220, dub:112, ?:2, raw:1, others:14
2 Spanish dubbed
2 German dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
)
 Decent: 149 votes (sub:101, dub:42, ?:3, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
)
 So-so: 98 votes (sub:71, dub:22, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:3
2 Polish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Not really good: 43 votes (sub:28, dub:13, others:2
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Weak: 44 votes (sub:30, dub:14)
 Bad: 28 votes (sub:15, dub:11, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Awful: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 34 votes (sub:25, dub:9)
Seen in part or in whole by 6414 users, rank: #87 (of 5920)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.715 (Excellent−), std. dev.: 1.8113, rank: #94 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 8.685 (Excellent−), rank: #91 (of 5913) (seen all: 8.70 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 4.45)
Bayesian estimate: 8.682 (Excellent−), rank: #29 (of 4462)
Running time: 88 minutes
Vintage:
1988-04-11
1996-06-19 (France)
2007-05-15 (Mira 5tv Zapotlan el grande, Mexico)
Premiere date:
1988-04-16 (Japan, released as a double bill with My Neighbor Totoro)
2000-11-05 (Indonesia, Jakarta International Film Festival)
2002-12-14 (Czech Republic, Olomouc Animation Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 24
Opening Theme:
"Setsuko and Seita" by Michio Mamiya
Ending Theme:
"Futari" by Michio Mamiya
Links: We have 5
Trivia: We have 5
Comment:
Based on the partially-autobiographical book of the same title by Akiyuki Nosaka. The novel won the Naoki Award for literary achievement.
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Grave of the Fireflies - Remastered Edition (Blu-Ray) 2012-11-20 (from $16.99)
Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Grave of the Fireflies [UK] (Blu-Ray + DVD) 2013-05-27
DVD (Region 1)
    Grave of the Fireflies (DVD) 2004-12-07
    Grave of the Fireflies (DVD) 2009-07-07
    Grave of the Fireflies (DVD) 1998-10-07
    Grave of the Fireflies [Collector's Series] (DVD) 2002-10-08 (from $49.48)
    Grave of the Fireflies [Remastered Edition] (DVD) 2012-03-06 (from $11.99)
DVD (Region 2)
    Grave of the Fireflies (DVD) 2004-08-23
    Grave of the Fireflies (DVD) 2007-07-23

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Isao Takahata
Screenplay: Isao Takahata
Character Design: Yoshifumi Kondô
Art Director: Nizo Yamamoto
Animation Director: Yoshifumi Kondô
Original Novel: Akiyuki Nosaka
Sound Director: Yasuo Uragami
Director of Photography: Nobuo Koyama
Executive producer: Ryoichi Sato
Producer: Toru Hara

Animation Check:
Eiko Yabuki
Naoshi Ozawa
Assistant Art Director: Katsu Hisamura
Assistant Director: Norihiko Sudo
Color Design of Characters: Michiyo Yasuda
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Editing Assistant: Hiroshi Adachi
Photography: Nobuo Koyama
Production Committee: Toshio Suzuki
Production Design: Ryoichi Sato
Production Desk: Naoyuki Oshikiri
Sound Design: Yasuo Uragami
Sound Mixing: Hisanori Ooshiro
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Unit Production Manager:
Atsushi Kamimura
Kazuyoshi Tanaka
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Steven Foster (Sentai dub)
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi (Sentai Filmworks)
Joey Goubeaud (ADV re-release)
John Ledford (ADV re-release)
John O'Donnell
ADR Producer: Peter Bavaro
Audio Engineer: Brent Marshall (Sentai dub)
BD Authoring: David Williams (Sentai re-release)
Blu-Ray Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai re-release)
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno
DVD Authoring:
David Williams (ADV re-release)
Neal Barnes (Sentai re-release)
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff (ADV re-release)
Graphics: Larry Koteff (Sentai re-release)
In-House Production: Justin Sevakis
In-House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (ADV re-release)
Mix Engineer: Bill Donnelly
Mixing: Christopher Bourque (Sentai dub)
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (ADV re-release)
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III (Sentai re-release)
Jessica Williams (Sentai re-release)
Kayla King (Sentai re-release)
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (ADV re-release)
Sound Design: Christopher Bourque (Sentai dub)
Subtitle Timing: Dwayne Jones (Sentai re-release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai re-release)
Adam Gibbs as Seita(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Corinne Orr as Setsuko
Rhoda Chrosite as Setsuko

Amy Jones as Aunt
Emily Neves as Setsuko(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Marcy Bannor as Aunt(Sentai Filmworks Dub)

Crispin Freeman as
Doctors
Old Man
Shelley Calene-Black as Mother(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Veronica Taylor as Mother

Blake Shepard(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
David Matranga(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
David Wald(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Justin Doran(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Luci Christian(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Rob Mungle(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Sam Roman(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
Susan Koozin(Sentai Filmworks Dub.)
English companies
ADR Production: Skypilot Entertainment
Audio Post Production: Laughing Dog Studios
Distributor:
GKids
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Section23 Films (North America; 2012)
DVD Premastering & Menu Design: Resolution
DVD Production: Amusement Park Media (ADV re-release)
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (expired)
Central Park Media (expired)
Sentai Filmworks
Production: Seraphim Digital (Sentai dub)
Video Post Production: Magnetic Image Video
French staff
French cast
(none)
French companies
Broadcaster:
Canal +
Ciné Cinema Famiz (from January 2009)
Virgin 17
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Libra Films
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director:
Arturo Velez (Mexican Dub)
Asunción Díaz (Spain dub) 
Azucena Díaz (Catalan dub)

Mixing: Ferrán Mosquera (Catalan dub)
Subtitle Supervisor: Nadia García Díaz (Spain dub; Selecta Visión)
Subtitler: Fabián Sierra (Spain dub; Jonu Media)
Albert Trifol as Seita 
Albert Trifol Segarra as Seita(Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Azucena Martinez as Setsuko
Hugo Rodriguez as Seita
Núria Trifol as Setsuko(Catalan dub; Spain dub)

Asunción Díaz as Aunt 
Azucena Díaz as
Aunt(Spain dub)
Tieta(Catalan dub)

Adriana Rodriguez as Mother
Antonio Pujós as Doctor
Carme Calvell as Mare(Catalan dub)
Francesc Alborch as Obayashi(Catalan dub)
Gal Soler as Policia(Catalan dub)
Guillermo Rojas as Doctor
Joaquim Sota as Hodger(Spain dub)
Jordi Pineda as Hodger(Catalan dub)
Julia Chalmeta as Neighbor(Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Mother(Spain dub)
Rosa Guillén as Veïna(Catalan dub)
Salvador Campoy as Obayashi(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Buzz Channel (Spain)
Canal Plus (Spain)
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor:
Jonu Media
Selecta Visión (Spain; DVD and Blu-ray)
Dubbing Studio:
Dubbing Films (Barcelona, Spain)
Elefante Films (Mexican Dub)
Internet Streaming:
Filmin
Wuaki.tv
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Massimo Còrizza
Translation: Francesco Prandoni

Dialogues: Massimo Còrizza
Corrado Conforti as Seita
Perla Liberatori as Setsuko

Beatrice Margiotti as Mother
Massimo Còrizza as Policeman
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Distributor: Yamato Video (Italy)
Dubbing: Promovision
German staff
German cast
Adak Azdasht as Setsuko

Rita Engelmann as Witwe

Lothar Blumhagen as Bezirksvorsteher
German companies
Broadcaster: Arte
Distributor:
Anime-Virtual
Kazé Germany (now)
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Otaku
Dutch cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Hyper
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Polish cast
(none)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: Ozon Media
Swedish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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