Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

By Isao Takahata

  • Genre: Anime
  • Release Date: 1988-04-16
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Director: Isao Takahata
  • Production Company: Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • Production Country: Japan
  • iTunes Price: USD 7.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 48 Ratings


In the aftermath of a World War II bombing, two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four year old sister, the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation, hunger and grief, these children's lives are as heartbreaking and fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring. Grave of the Fireflies is a tale of the true tragedy of war and innocence lost, not only of the abandoned young, but of an entire nation.




  • So sad

    By D3N1ZEN
    Probably the saddest movie I have ever seen. It basically made made me cry from the first scene till the last.
  • The anime you have watch but the anime you’ll only want to watch once

    By Dur_P0WER1
    I’m not really into the anime scene, but this was an enjoyable/emotional film. All I have to say is just watch it
  • Don’t love this dub

    By Jedijoe64
    The original English dub I feel has more emotion than this newer one. It may just be that I’m used to the original dub. #1 best film.
  • Rerelease it with original soundtrack

    By Netscorer
    Won’t buy until you do this movie a justice and release it with its original soundtrack subtitled.
  • Great movie

    By caseypenk
    Really great movie, absolutely touching and heartbreaking. The subbed version is the best.
  • What a Wonderful Movie

    By BJE551
    I think the title says it all. If you’re a great fan of Spirited Away this movie will not disappoint you, it’s an instant classic showing the Japanese dramatic situation post WW2, with a particular story in one family. Highly recommended !
  • Nxnxndnsnznxbxbdbdxvxbbd x

    By kdhdndndjskjedbdb
    Two children dying got two hours 👌🏻
  • Really makes you think

    By Lloyd Johnathan Garmadon
    This movie really makes you stop and appreciate everything in your life. At least for me it makes me thankful for not having to go through something like that. Definitely worth getting 5 stars, but I would have liked the Japanese language as well.
  • English language only!!!?

    By D3n2
    How very lame to not include the original audio track.
  • Oh GOD...

    By WantCandyPant5!
    😢😭😭😭😭 One of the BEST Movies I’ve Ever Seen since Princess Mononoke & Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon I Literally Cried....