Grave Of The Fireflies (1988 Anime)

Lists: Animated, Anime, Studio Ghibli

Brief 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."

Overall Ranking: 354 (Rank from 1988: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Thomas Pollock80

People Involved

  • Tsutomu Tatsumi (Seita (voice))
  • Ayano Shiraishi (Setsuko (voice))
  • Yoshiko Shinohara (Mother (voice))
  • Akemi Yamaguchi (Aunt (voice))
  • Isao Takahata (Director)