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Anime Classic 'Grave of the Fireflies' Returns to DVD

The year 1988 is perhaps recalled by anime fans for a different, more ostentatious feature production breakthrough, but for the more conscientious anime enthusiasts, Studio Ghibli's Hotaru no Haka, or Grave of the Fireflies, takes precedent. The anime film regales viewers with the somber tale of two siblings who struggle and ultimately fail to survive the climactic collapse of Japan at the close of the Second World War. Grave of the Fireflies has been available on home video in the U.S. and other western territories for many, many years, but returns to print this week, revived for home video by Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films.

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