The year is 1945, and the Japanese war effort is grinding to a halt. In Hiroshima, the Nakaoka family is working hard to survive in the midst of poverty and persecution. With his father constantly working, six year old Gen has been left in charge of his family, yet stays relentlessly optimistic in the face of hardship. Then, on August 6th, the atomic bomb Little Boy detonated in the center of town, and the people's lives were changed forever. As Gen struggles to cope with the horrific event, his youthful innocence and refusal to give up brings a renewed sense of hope to those around him...
ANIME EVOLUTION SERIES
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The second generation of animefans may have not been too fond of overblown drama and high ideals but also had a positive effect on the ones who wanted to make features such as this. Up... read more
Not for the weak of heart, and I don't think I could watch more than once. I cried a lot! It's a slower paced film, you can really tell it's an older one. But it does a beautiful job showing what it was really like when the bomb fell. Heart wrenching and reminded me of Grave of the Fireflies. read more
Barefoot Gen 2