Grave of the Fireflies Blu-ray Remastered Edition

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About Grave of the Fireflies Blu-ray Remastered Edition

Grave of the Fireflies tells the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two childern 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. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of the Empire of the Sun crumbling, and a rain of firebombs that fell upon Japan, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares.

Grave of the Fireflies Special Features: Storyboards, Japanese Theatrical Trailers, Japanese Promotional Video, Production Sketches.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.


  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 89
  • Release Date: 11/20/2012
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.33
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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As One Would Expect from Studio Ghibli

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The product was in new condition when it arrived and was fully functional when I put it into the Blu-Ray player. This version includes the new and the old English Dub, as well as the original Japanese audio (with English subtitles). In terms of the movie itself, it was a great movie and I would recommend it to anyone, especially those who are interested in history. Overall, it was a great product and met all my expectations.

Major Tear-Jerker!

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As expected of Studio Ghibli, this is a masterpiece on a disc.

I cried 8 times throughout the film, with both the Japanese and remastered English dubs, that's how you know it's good.

Highly recommend to anyone with a heart, and who is not afraid to cry.


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As always Ghibli great work and great work from Sentai for releasing this , only thing I wish there was a slip cover.

An absolutely brutal film to watch...

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Ghibli made the most curious decision to run originally run this in theaters with My Neighbor Totoro. That had to be the most bipolar double-bill in anime history!

What can be said about this that's positive? Yes, it's animated well and does a nice job of getting across the story of two orphans struggling to survive in the aftermath of World War II. This is a Japan where basic food supplies are stretched to the limit and the country is psychologically shattered. This is NOT the happy-go-lucky country depicted in most modern anime. You can expect the exact-opposite of the feelings Totoro left in you at the end of that film!

There's nothing warm or fuzzy about this film -- it is brutal and unapologetic as the story unveils. You may never want to watch this film again so I would recommend renting it unless you're a Ghibli completist.

This is NOT my favorite of Takahata's films -- personally, I prefer just about anything else he did besides this or Only Yesterday.