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by Keiji Nakazawa

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ISBN: 0867194529
Author: Keiji Nakazawa
Language: English
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 164
Category: Graphic Novels
Subcategory: Comics
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 303
Size Fb2: 1218 kb
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Volume one tells the story of the Nakazawa's in Hiroshima from April of 1945 until a few hours after the bomb dropped on August 6, 1945.

Only 17 left in stock (more on the way). Volume one tells the story of the Nakazawa's in Hiroshima from April of 1945 until a few hours after the bomb dropped on August 6, 1945. Volume two covers the first few days after the bombing - it's terrible. People's skin and faces are melting, corpses bellies burst open with gas, the city reeks terrible and very few people want to help each other (which adds to the misery). Book 3 addresses the next several days after that.

Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was 7 years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the .

Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was 7 years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb, dropped by the . Starting a few months before that event, the four volume saga of young Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations.

Real life story of the Atomic Bomb survivor. My words can't describe the pain amd the horror that this manga carries and the bravery young Keiji showed at the time of absolute death, his family members dying infront of his eyes and complete decimation of Hiroshima. Both the book and the movie are true saga of human cruelty and at the same time incredible bravery.

This harrowing story of Hiroshima was one of the original Japanese manga series. New and unabridged, this is an all-new translation of the author's first-person experiences of Hiroshima and its aftermath, is a reminder of the suffering war brings to innocent people. Its emotions and experiences speak to children and adults everywhere. Volume one of this ten-part series details the events leading up to and immediately following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Format Paperback 288 pages.

Facing rejection, hunger, and humiliation, they come to realize that they still have. An impoverished but talented artist tak. Barefoot Gen, Volume Ten: Never Give Up.

The seminal manga of Hiroshima's atomic bombing and aftermath, Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen, remains an. .Of all the literature produced on the subject of the atomic bomb, Keiji Nakazawa’s epic manga series Barefoot Gen remains one of the most important and most powerful.

The seminal manga of Hiroshima's atomic bombing and aftermath, Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen, remains an essential reminder of the horrors of war and atomic bombs. Over 40 years since its initial publication, it retains its power. Serialized over a span of 14 years in Japan - from 1973 through 1985 - it has subsequently been made into anime, live-action television and films, even musicals and opera.

Barefoot Gen by Keiji Nakazawa. Jun Harada as "Gen Nakaoka", Barefoot Gen, the protagonist of the story. I Saw It: The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima: A Survivor's True Story. Mizuho Suzuki Satomi Oka Jun Harada Yasufumi Hayashi Kenichi Sakuragi Jun Fubuki Daigo Kusano Rinichi Yamamoto Ichiro Zaitsu Akira Nishikino Shinya Ono Eishin Tono. Mizuho Suzuki as "Daikichi Nakaoka", Gen's father. Satomi Oka as "Kimie Nakaoka", Gen's mother. This article related to a Japanese film of the 1980s is a stub.

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Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the U.S.A. Starting a few months before that event, the ten-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Volume 3 picks up the story with Gen, his mother and his baby brother searching for a place to rest in the bomb's aftermath. Facing rejection, hunger, and humiliation, they come to realize that they still have -- and can share -- three crucial possessions: their self-respect, their hope, and their inner strength.

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Duktilar
Inspiring reading.
hulk
Barefoot Gen: Life After The Bomb is volume three of a four part series. The atom bomb has been dropped on Hiroshima, destroying most of the city, killing many people, and causing others to become sick with radiation sickness. Gen's hair is falling out from radiation exposure. He, his mother, and his newborn sister have to leave to survive. His mother can think of only one person to turn to, Kiyo, her childhood friend in the town of Eba. But the people of Eba are afraid the Hiroshima survivors have a strange contagious illness. Kiyo's family and the whole town treat them with suspicion and contempt.
As refugees, Gen and his mother have to find food, money, and shelter in a hostile environment. He takes a job caring for a rich man's brother who has been quarantined and left to die by the family because he has radiation sickness. Gen's compassion, humanity, and determination make this an inspiring book about the strength of the human spirit. The close loving values of his family are in sharp contrast to the narrow-minded self interest of the people in the Eba community.
The work has been wonderfully translated from the Japanese original: Hadashi no Gen. It was originally published in serial form in 1972 and 1973 in Shukan Shonen Jampu, the largest weekly comic magazine in Japan, with a circulation of over two million. The drawings are all in black and white. This US edition was published as part of a movement to translate the book into other languages and spread its message. It is a powerful testimony to the strength of the human spirit and the horrors of nuclear war. There are a few introductory essays at the front of the book that help to put this book into perspective. It is a tragic but uplifting story that I highly recommend for anyone interested in the topic. This and the other volumes in the series are important books for their message on the dangers of nuclear war.
Buriwield
Keiji Nakazawa, Barefoot Gen: Life After the Bomb (New Society, 1989)

Volume 3 of Nakazawa's justly famous four-volume series sees life settling down for Gen Nakaoka and family, but "settling down" is a relative term. Gen's mother decides, like most of her neighbors, to flee Hirsohima and go to Eba, the nearest town of any size, to see if the family can find shelter, work, and food by staying with an old school friend of hers. The friend is more than happy to take them in, but her mother-in-law and two children take an instant dislike to the Nakaokas, and set about finding ways to drive them out. Gen gets a job caring for a bomb victim in town, and life, as much as it can, settles into a routine. Ryuji, who first made an appearance in The Day After, pops up again, as well.

Unlike The Day After, New Society prefaced this one with only a "the story thus far" sheet, having presumably learned their lesson with volume 2, and Life After the Bomb is a far better book for it. Nakazawa's story is presented here unadorned, leaving the reader to ferret out the deeper meanings while watching Gen's transformation from the exuberant, but somewhat thoughtless, child of the first volume into the caring, responsible individual he becomes by the end of the series. It is a feature of good series that the characters tend to get stronger in their characterization as the series goes along, and Barefoot Gen is no exception to this rule; Gen, who started out (by design, one thinks) as something of a caricature, has become a real, three-dimensional character here, and that's a wonderful thing. *** ½
sobolica
This is not really a children's book- I would recommend this book to anyone from age 12 and up.
I am Japanese, and I was given this book by my dad in Japanese when I was eight years old. I have not been able to forget this book since, so I was thrilled to come across this book in English and I had to get it!!! Having not read the book in almost two decades, it was like reading it all over again with a much more mature (hopefully) perspective. This book reduced me to tears again as it did the first time.
This is a work about the universal theme of love, family, peace, hope, and war. Although it is set in World War II Japan, it is really not about "the" war and does not take any sides but rather represents war and its devastation from a very personal point of view, as seen by a young boy living in Hiroshima during world War II. In fact, this book was harshly criticized for being anti-patriotic in Japan when it was first published for refusing to take the Japanese side. Those criticisms disregard the whole point of the book, which is about war in general and the devastation of the people involved in it regardless of the side they are on. I was never able to forget this book after reading it as a child, and I can't recommend this book highly enough. Powerful. Riveting. I can read this a hundred times and be reduced to tears every time by its poignant message of peace.
Fearlesssinger
A poignant story in cartoon form that brings home the horrors of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945 yet manages to show the love and courage that survived through the story of Gen. 7 years old Gen and his mother survives the bombing but see the father and two brothers die before their eyes. Homeless, starving and ill they struggle to survive but never lose their humanity.
An excellent book for children and adults.

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