About

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a falling out with their aunt, they move into an abandoned bomb shelter. With no surviving relatives and their emergency rations depleted, Seita and Setsuko struggle to survive.

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Directed by

Isao Takahata

Written by

Isao Takahata (Screenplay)
Akiyuki Nosaka (Novel)

Runtime

89 minutes

Country

Japan

Language

Japanese

Tagline

At 4 and 14, they tried to live on

Cast

Keywords

sibling relationship anime world war ii hunger wartime children in wartime shelter orphan siblings

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Lists

#55 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

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Studio Ghibli Feature Films Studio Ghibli