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Barefoot Gen (Hadashi no Gen)

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Issei Miyazaki Issei Miyazaki
Gen (voice)
Yoshie Shimamura Yoshie Shimamura
Kimie
Iona Morris Iona Morris
Kimie
Masaki Kôda Masaki Kôda
Shinji / Ryuta
Takao Inoue Takao Inoue
Daikichi


Written by
Keiji Nakazawa Keiji Nakazawa
manga (screenplay)


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Great, but you can only watch it once

11 years, 7 months ago at Apr 20 12:06
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This anime is great, but can only be endured once. The animation is certainly sub-par and very dated, since this was made in early 80s, but it's the story of survival during and after the effects of the nuclear bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima that makes this a must-see film. The story is based on the experiences of an actual Hiroshima survivor. A warning though, even though its an animated fil... read more
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Description: Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is already lost, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination from the rest of their neighbors. Shunned by the local merchants and tradesmen, food becomes scarce for Gen and his family. All these concerns soon pale, however, as the American military begins its final assault on Japan with the unleashing of its terrible new weapon. ”Barefoot Gen” is the autobiographical account of Keiji Nakazawas childhood. He was only six years old, when the bomb fell in Hiroshima and ... (more)
UPC: 014381464924
Tags: Animation (5), Survival (5), Japan (5), WWII (5), 1980s (4), Japanese (4), Anime (4), Nuclear Attack (3), Atomic Bomb (3), Mother Son Relationship (3), Gore (3), 1983 (3), Explosion (2), Animated (2), Blood (1), Exploding City (1), Contamination (1), Victim (1), Wall (1), Young Boy (1)
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