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Pika Don

Pika Don

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Pica-don, Picadon, Pikadon, Pika-don
Japanese: ピカドン

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1978
Producers: None found, add some.
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 9 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
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Score: 6.381 (scored by 113 users)
Ranked: #52762
Popularity: #7060
Members: 229
Favorites: 0
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Synopsis

An animation documentary describing the tragic consequences of the A-bomb explosion in Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945. The flash of the A-bomb, 100 times brighter than the sun, is called "PICA", and the enormous shock wave which came right after the flash is called "DON". At the time this film was completed, it was the very first attempt in the world to deal with such a sensitive subject of Hiroshima using animation media. Because of this short film, the City of Hiroshima decided to establish the Hiroshima International Animation Festival in 1984, appreciating animation art as an effective medium.

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Kinoshita, Renzo
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Jan 7, 2010
wichuraiana
Three-quarters of Pica-don is peaceful Japanese people going about their peaceful Japanese duties. The other quarter is Japanese people melting and fusing into skinless, lifeless, monstrous creatures.

Pica-don attempts to describe the indescribable shock and horror the atomic bomb brought to Japan. It is a worthy attempt, with a style that begins as smoothly and cleanly as a propaganda film then melts into surrealism. It's not the best of the Hiroshima anime memoirs out today - with seven minutes and no dialogue, it's difficult to portray any real emotion - but it's the first. And because it manages to be so hard to watch, it's a read more
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Nov 7, 2012
ILoveJapan1596
There are very few anime that make an impression in less than 10 minutes. This feeble attempt at showing the events of Hiroshima's devastation at the end of World War Two, however, managed to do just that.

The story is simple, and clear. There is happiness, and life. Then confusion. Then death.

Made in the 1970's, the art is even simpler than the story, but manages to capture the everyday world of Hiroshima in 1945 well enough in only 9 minutes. In fact, there is a ghostly beauty to the children playing, the soldiers going to work, and young girls going to school. The whole read more
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Recommendations

Both are about the Hiroshima bombing in 1945 and its tragic consequences. While Pika Don is short and informative on the actual act of the bombing, Barefoot Gen builds on the bombing and shows the aftermath with detail.

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