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.
Released: April 16, 1988
Director: Isao Takahata
Writers: Akiyuki Nosaka, Isao Takahata
Casts: Tsutomu Tatsumi (Seita (voice)), Ayano Shiraishi (Setsuko (voice)), Yoshiko Shinohara (Mother (voice)), Akemi Yamaguchi (Aunt (voice))
Production Companies: Studio Ghibli