TV-PG | | Animation, Biography, Drama
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.
Gen was named after the terms "genki" (vitality of spirit) and "genso" (element), as Keiji Nakazawa wanted him to represent the element of the human spirit.
What is it, Eiko? What's the matter?
Eiko: It's just that the last of the rice is gone, Father, and we have no money to buy anymore.
Daikichi Nakaoka: Don't worry, something will come along, we'll find the money.
Eiko: We just have to keep at it and finish our work, maybe then ...
When Gen and Shinji take a big bite from a sweet potato from each end, they are then told by Eiko to give the sweet potato to their mother. Once the sweet potato is given to her, it is whole again.