Grave of the Fireflies
Hotaru no haka
Japan, 1988, 89 minutes
Grave of the Fireflies Synopsis

In the latter part of World War II, a boy and his sister, orphaned when their mother is killed in the firebombing of Tokyo, are left to survive on their own in what remains of civilian life in Japan. The plot follows this boy and his sister as they do their best to survive in the Japanese countryside, battling hunger, prejudice, and pride in their own quiet, personal battle.

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  • I've delayed watching this film for months because I knew it would be tearjerking. When I was done watching it, I felt like I just went through so much in life. Haha!

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  • I've delayed watching this film for months because I knew it would be tearjerking. When I was done watching it, I felt like I just went through so much in life. Haha!
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