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Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (Manga)

These historical manga feature or make mention of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which took place on August 6th and 9th, 1945. Characters are shaped by the terrible event, either suffering the lingering health effects of being caught in the nuclear fallout, or having family members dying in the blast.
1 Anzu

Anzu

In 1940's Nagasaki, a headstrong young woman named Anzu is working for a side-dish store while taking care of her sick mother. Despite the town's morale being at an all-time low, Anzu is confident that Japan will emerge victorious. Then, "that day" comes...

2 Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

Arguably the most famous work about the bombing of Hiroshima, it follows the story of Gen, a young boy whose life is irreversably changed by the bombing yet remains optimistic and hopeful in the face of disaster.

3 In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

Set in the 40's, the main character moves from Hiroshima to Kure and witnesses the bombing towards the end of the series.

4 Kuroi Ame ni Utarete

Kuroi Ame ni Utarete

Follows a variety of broken individuals decades after the bombing of Hiroshima, such as a nameless hitman who targets foreigners as revenge, and a woman whose engagement is annuled due to being the daughter of an Hibakusha. In this work, Nakazawa directs a critical eye at the Americans flooding the country in the 80's, as well as the Japanese who discriminated harshly against the victims of the A-bomb.

5 Sky Fall: Keshitsuku senu Natsu no Hikari

Sky Fall: Keshitsuku senu Natsu no Hikari

A boy accidentally travels back in time to Hiroshima moments before the bomb is dropped, and has to grapple with his own trauma surrounding the Tohoku Earthquake.

6 Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms

Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms

Set after the bombing of Hiroshima, the manga follows a woman and her family dealing with the medical repercussions of being caught in the blast, and the rebuilding of the city in the shadow of devestation.

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