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  • Published: [United States] : Sentai Filmworks, [2012]
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Edition: Remastered ed.
  • Description: 2 videodiscs (ca. 89 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD
  • Rated: Unrated

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  • 9781616151898
  • 1616151897
  • 814131012623

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Grave of the fireflies

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Call number: DVD Animation Grave

Available Copies: Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult

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Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.

Based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.

Extra features include: interviews ; biographies ; historical perspective ; art gallery ; Japanese theatrical trailer ; storyboards.

[Disc 1]. Main feature -- [Disc 2]. Bonus special features.

Japanese voice cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.

English voice cast: J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones.

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.

DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital 2.0.

Contents: Hotaru no haka.

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Really Sad

This is by far the most sad and tragic animated movies I have ever seen. The helplessness of the boy Seiko to the tragic deaths of his family is devastating. His efforts to lift his sister Setsuko out of poverty , hunger and disease are all in vain. War is terrible. Do not watch with kids who will be afraid of death and disease.

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