Barefoot Gen / Barefoot Gen 2
Original Title: Hadashi no Gen / Hadashi no Gen 2
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 1983
Director: Masaki Mori
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 5-060034-572756
Running time: 2:48 (168 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: PAL, [Color status unset], 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: August 01, 2005
Collection type: Owned (#382)
Status: Available
Purchase date: February 23, 2006
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
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Overview
Powerful and tragic, Barefoot Gen is the autobiographical story of manga artist Keiji Nakazawa who was six years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown of Hiroshima on August 6th 1945, killing most of his family.

Sixty years on, Barefoot Gen is a haunting reminder of the suffering that war brings to innocent people and Gen’s experiences will speak to children and adults everywhere. Drawing on his horrific past, Nakazawa created Hadashi no Gen (Barefoot Gen) in 1972, and it became one of the first mangas ever to be translated into English. Mori Masaki directs this animated film which was made in 1983 and was written and produced by Nakazawa based on his influential manga.

Opening in the rundown city of Hiroshima, we witness the events leading up to the bombing through the eyes of Gen, a young boy growing up in post-war Japan. Fortunately when the bomb detonates, Gen is shielded by a stone wall. As he runs home, he sees victims of the bomb blast staggering around shocked and helpless in the rubble. When Gen reaches home he finds that his house has collapsed, trapping his father, brother and sister in the wreckage. What follows is a night-marish journey into the unimaginable horrors of atomic war.
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Genres
Anime
War
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Mad House
Media Companies:
 • Optimum Releasing
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Booklet containg interview with Nakazawa
Crew
Direction
Masaki Mori....Director
Writing
Keiji Nakazawa....Writer
Production
Takanori Yoshimoto....Producer
Yasuteru Iwase....Producer
Cinematography
Kinichi Ishikawa....Cinematographer
Music
Kentaro Hada....Composer
Sound
Susumu Atakawa....Sound
Art
Kazuo Tomizawa....Production Designer
Kazuo Ojika....Art Director
Cast
Issei Miyazaki....Gen (voice)
Masaki Koda....Shinji, Ryuji (voice)
Saiko Nakano....Eiko (voice)
Takao Inoue....Dad (voice)
Yoshie Shimamura....Mum (voice)