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Kuroi Ame ni Utarete

Kuroi Ame ni Utarete

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Synonyms: Struck by Black Rain
Japanese: 黒い雨にうたれて


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 8
Status: Finished
Published: 1966
Authors: Nakazawa, Keiji (Story & Art)
Serialization: None


Score: 6.531 (scored by 74 users)
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Ranked: #144202
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Popularity: #19699
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It's about young people in postwar Hiroshima getting involved in the black market for weapons. The main character is an A-bomb survivor whose hatred drives him to kill an American black marketeer. He asks the Americans, "Who are you to talk about justice when you massacred hundreds of thousands of innocent people in Hiroshima, in Nagasaki, in the firebombing of Tokyo? Was that what you call justice?"

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Kuroi Ame ni Utarete was published in Russian by Alt Graph in July 2017.

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Dec 22, 2012
ridojiri (All reviews)
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings were world-changing events. They came as the crescendo of half a century of unprecedented human violence facilitated by technology. The bombs caused an immediate revolution in consciousness. For Japan, however, much of the effects of the atomic bombs would be seen as clandestine topics of discussion in the eyes of an increasingly American moderated society. 'Struck by Black Rain' is a manga that moved against this obfuscation, developing a strong dialectic.

Published in 1968, Struck by Black Rain was author Keiji Nakazawa's first manga dealing vocally with the issues surrounding Hiroshima's bombing. Because Nakazawa concentrated on the taboo topic of read more


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