Widescreen remastered edition.
1 videodisc : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Based on the novel by Akiyuki Nosaka.
Extra features include: interviews ; biographies ; historical perspective ; art gallery ; Japanese theatrical trailer ; storyboards.
Photography, Nobuo Koyama ; art director, Nizo Yamamoto ; music, Michio Mamiya ; executive producer, Ryoichi Sato.
Japanese voice cast: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi.
English voice cast: J. Robert Spencer, Rhoda Chrosite, Veronica Taylor, Amy Jones.
As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. Seita and his younger sister Setsuko are two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. They are forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth.
TV PG; CHV rating: PG.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, anamorphic widescreen; Dolby Digital 2.0.
English or Japanese dialogue; English subtitles.