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 heartbreakingly 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.
DVD Features: Anamorphic Widescreen, Storyboards (Plays Storyboards as Alternate Angle), Trailers
Bonus Disc Features: Interview: Writer/Director Isao Takahata, Interview: Film Critic Roger Ebert, Author Biography: Akiyuki Nosaka, Director Biography: Isao Takahata, Creative Team Interviews, The Fire Bombings in Japan: Commentary by Professor Theodore F. Cook & Professor Haruko Taya Cook, Video Restoration Documentary, Original Japanese Theatrical Trailer, Art Gallery, U.S. Trailer.
DVD-ROM Features: Script, Additional Storyboards, Art Gallery. Cast & Production Credits, Reviews, Awards and more!
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.