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  • ISBN: 1586642022 :
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (88 min. ; 71 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Central Park Media, [2002]

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General Note: Based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
DVD features: anamorphic widescreen format; alternate angle storyboards; trailers; English & Japanese with English subtitles. 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; and more!
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988 in Japan and in an English version in 1992.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Original story, Akiyuki Nosaka ; executive producer, Ryoichi Sato ; written and directed by, Isao Takahata ; animation director, Yoshifumi Kondo ; art director, Nizo Yamamoto ; producer, Toru Hara ; executive producer of English version, John O'Donnell ; English translation, Neil Nadelman.
Summary, etc.: Two orphans in war-time Kobe, Japan, face fire-bombs, hunger, homelessness, and despair as the war and their lives come to an end.
Target Audience Note: Not rated. Contains violence; parental discretion advised.
System Details Note: DVD.
Language Note: Includes English dubbed and Japanese versions and English subtitles.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Kobe > Drama.
Genre: Animated films.
Feature films.

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