Barefoot Gen (1983)

TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Biography, Drama

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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.


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Mori Masaki


Keiji Nakazawa (manga), Keiji Nakazawa (screenplay)


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8 April 2018 | NerdBat
| A hard truth
This film is about a young boy named Gen, who survives the bombing of his Hiroshima home during World War 2. I don't care who you are or how old you are, you would have to have a heart of stone to not be affected by this film. I'm not a huge fan of anime by any standards, but I do love history. This film as shocking and (in some parts, disgusting) as it is, has hard facts backing it up. The events portrayed in the film really did happen, and it makes many Americans like me feel a great sense of shame. I feel for the Japanese, this film makes you connect with the characters and feel their pain. They say the person who wrote and produced this film was himself a survivor of the Hiroshima bombings, which if that is true, makes it even worse in knowing that these were the events that he must have witnessed. Really, you will cry if you watch this, but its a wonderful and heartwarming film nonetheless. If you like anime, or just want to see history in action, this would be a film for you.

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Release Date:

13 June 1992


Japanese, English

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