Grave of the Fireflies writer Akiyuki Nosaka died yesterday in Tokyo. Brian Ashcraft12/10/15 5:30amFiled to: grave of the firefliesanimekotakueastjapan298EditSend to EditorsPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkGrave of the Fireflies writer Akiyuki Nosaka died yesterday in Tokyo. He was 85. Drawing from his own war experiences, the prolific Nosaka published Grave of the Fireflies as a short story in 1967. Perhaps his most famous work, it was adapted into a Studio Ghibli anime in 1988. May he rest in peace.