Hadashi no Gen 2

Barefoot Gen 2

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: はだしのゲン 2
English: Barefoot Gen 2
German: Barfuß durch Hiroshima: Film 2
French: Gen d'Hiroshima: Film 2
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 14, 1986
Producers: GEN Productions
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genre: DramaDrama
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 26 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 55295,529 users)
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Ranked: #23392
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Popularity: #5483
Members: 12,661
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Three years have passed since the bombing of Hiroshima and Gen is now a fourth-grader. Hiroshima is still a ruin, and Gen must scrounge for scrap metal to help keep himself and his remaining family fed, but at least commerce has returned to the land. As his mother gradually grows ill from radiation sickness, Gen and Ryuta befriend a group of orphans led by a tough-nosed older child and including a girl who still bears ugly burn scars from the day of the bomb. An old man suffering from depression is also drawn into the group as they come together to support each other and form a makeshift family. Reality is still harsh, however, as many orphans still die lonely deaths and the grim reminders of what happened linger everywhere.

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Jul 20, 2008
Barefoot Gen 2 is a film you probably should not see without having seen the first one. That being said, Barefoot Gen 2 is not nearly as good as the first one besides. The art, here as in the first one, is still one of the key strengths of the movie. While the character designs are a little different - the story takes place three years later, after all - the art is near the level of the first movie, though still not quite as stellar overall. The advantage this movie has over the original partially lies in its story. In the first Barefoot Gen, ...
Jan 13, 2013
Taking place 3 years after the original Barefoot Gen, Gen and Ryuta are still struggling to survive as Japan's economy is slowly rebuilding itself and her mother working to support food for Gen. He also encounters a group of orphan children, in which their families died in the bombing in Hiroshima and Gen decides to convince the kids to be strong and have faith in themselves no matter what.

Barefoot Gen talked about the bombing in Hiroshima, but in Barefoot Gen 2, it talks about the effects of the bombing known as "pika", in which it causes that person to have cancer, getting intestines broken ...
Jan 28, 2021
A respectable movie compared to its predecessor. The story was well done for the most part with one or two minor flaws. A plot not too complicated and was easy to understand. The pacing was alright for the most part but a bit too fast. Although we didn't get the same emotional attachtement as much as the original. The animation was pretty much the same as the original but a teeny tiny bit better. We are introduced to new characters who are pretty likable and we'll written for the most part.

Overall an enjoyable sequel with similar levels of tension to that of the predecessor ...

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