Ranked #132
Hadashi no Gen (Manga)

Hadashi no Gen

Alternative Titles

English: Barefoot Gen
Synonyms: Barefoot Gen - Bomb on Hiroshima
Japanese: はだしのゲン


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 54
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 4, 1973 to 1974
Genres: Drama, Historical
Authors: Nakazawa, Keiji (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.501 (scored by 688 users)
Ranked: #1322
Popularity: #2443
Members: 2,120
Favorites: 43
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The childhood of Keiji Nakazawa dies on a sunny monday morning. The biggest mass destruction weapon of human history is thrown at the japanese town Hiroshima. 20 years after the incident Nakazawa begins to work up the gruelsome events of his childhood and begins to draw manga.

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Jun 2, 2010 12:35 PM
I am very proud to say this is the first of manga mangas I will read. It captivated me from the very beginning, and to tell the truth I was at the mere age of nine when I read it. I was shocked to say the least that there was no reviews for this breath-taking manga, so I'll try my best to do its justice.

Like I said I first read this when I was nine, my Mum gave it to me when her regious group's libary was being re-done, they cleared out the books they didn't want anymore and gave them to the people who read more
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Jun 25, 2012 10:14 AM
When I was in middle school, we started learning about the second world war in English. The book we studied was the manga, 'Barefoot Gen'

We only managed to cover 1 volume, but I found the story very enticing and intriguing.

The artwork on this book is very detailed for a very old manga and also, there is some comedy, which kept my classmates drawn in throughout the story.

You will definitely feel different emotions, especially at the end of the book, where a tragic incident occurs, just like the nuke that landed on Japan, bringing war to an end.
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Manga: Yunagi no Machi Sakura no Kuni
Town of Evening Calm looks at the lives of hibakusha, atomic bomb survivors, and their descendants. Gen deals with the same population,though it is much longer, more shonen oriented, and more explicit in its depiction of the horrors of the bomb. Gen is cited as a reference by Kouno-sensei.  
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