Barefoot Gen (1983)

07/21/1983 (JP) AnimationDramaWar 1h 23m
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Based on the acclaimed manga by Nakazawa Keiji, the author of Barefoot Gen, who was 6 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bombing, and is one of the survivors of the destruction. The bomb was responsible for the death of his father, his sister, and his brother. At the age of 6 he and his mother dug their remains out of the ruins of their home. In 1963 Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a manga artist, but returned to Hiroshima in 1966 to attend his mothers funeral. It was then that he learned of the true impact of the radiation from the bomb.

  1. Keiji Nakazawa

    Screenplay, Writer

  2. Mori Masaki


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  1. Issei Miyazaki

    Gen Nakaoka (voice)

  2. Masaki Kouda

    Shinji Nakaoka (voice)

  3. Seiko Nakano

    Seiko Nakano

    Eiko Nakaoka (voice)

  4. Takao Inoue

    Daikichi Nakaoka (voice)

  5. Yoshie Shimamura

    Yoshie Shimamura

    Kimie Nakaoka (voice)

  6. Takeshi Aono

    Takeshi Aono

    Hidezo (voice)

  7. Katsuji Mori

    Katsuji Mori

    Seiji Yoshida (voice)

  8. Taeko Nakanishi

    Hana (voice)

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Barefoot Gen

Original Title はだしのゲン

Status Released

Original Language Japanese

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