Access, holdings & availability
- Other title:
- Hotaru no haka
- Anamorphic widescreen format
- New York, NY : Central Park Media, c2002.
- Collector's series (Central Park Media (Firm))
2 videodiscs (88 min. ; 71 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
- Nosaka, Akiyuki, 1930- -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan -- Kobe -- Drama.
Brothers and sisters -- Drama.
Motion pictures, Japanese.
- Feature films.
- In English and Japanese with English subtitles.
- System details:
- : DVD; Dolby Digital.
- Two orphans in war-time Kobe, Japan, face fire-bombs, hunger, homelessness, and despair as the war and their lives come to an end.
- Voices English: J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrostte, Veronica Taylor, AmyJones ; Japanese: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
- Director of photography, Nobuo Koyama ; editor, Takeshi Seyama ; animation director, Yoshifumi Kondo ; art director, Nizo Yamamoto ; music, Michio Mamiya.
- Based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
DVD features: alternate angle storyboards; trailers; Bonus DVD features: interviews with director Isao Takahata and author Akiyuki Nosaka; interview with Roger Ebert; author biography; director biography; historical perspective: commentary by professors Theodore F. Cook & Haruko Taya Cook; video restoration documentary; bonus storyboards; trailers; original Japanese theatrical trailer; art gallery; U.S. trailer. DVD-ROM features: script; additional storyboards; art gallery; cast & production credits.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988 in Japan and in an English version in 1992.
- Takahata, Isao. , Director, Screenwriter
Hara, Tōru, 1935- , Producer
Mamiya, Michio, 1929- , Composer
Nosaka, Akiyuki, 1930- , Author
Sutajio Jiburi, Kabushiki Kaisha. , Producer
Central Park Media (Firm) , Distributor
- Related Work:
- Nosaka, Akiyuki, 1930-, Author Hotaru no haka.
- Publisher no.:
CPMD2206 Central Park Media