From the creators of SPIRITED AWAY and PONYO and available for the first time on Blu-ray in stunning high-definition comes the classic animation feature GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES.
Set in Japan during World War II, the film focuses on Seita and his little sister Setsuko. After their mother is killed in an air raid and with their father serving in the navy, they are forced to fight for survival in the devastated Japanese countryside. Food and shelter are scarce, and even their own relatives are too concerned with their own survival. All they have is each other and their belief that life must carry on.Takahata and his team, including character animator Yoshifumi Kondo (who has subsequently worked on otheracclaimed Ghibli films from director Hayao Miyazaki) have created a visually stunning and emotionally powerfulfilm that meditates on the devastating consequences of war and has rightly earned a reputation as an anime classic.
• Interview with Director Isao Takahata
• Japanese Release Promo Featuring Interview with Director Isao Takahata and Writer Akiyuki Nosaka
• Deleted Scenes Storyboards
• Interview with Film Critic Roger Ebert
• Historical Perspective Documentary