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Hadashi no Gen
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Director:
Writer:
Keiji Nakazawa (manga) (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 June 1992 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Bombing Of Hiroshima As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Boy.
Plot:
A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
What really went down in Hiroshima See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Issei Miyazaki ... Gen Nakaoka (voice)
Masaki Kôda ... Shinji Nakaoka / Ryuta Kondo (voice)
Seiko Nakano ... Eiko Nakaoka (voice)
Takao Inoue ... Daikichi Nakaoka (voice)
Yoshie Shimamura ... Kimie Nakaoka (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Hidezo (voice)
Katsuji Mori ... Seiji Yoshida (voice)
Taeko Nakanishi ... Hana (voice)
Junji Nishimura ... Boku Pak (voice)
Kôichi Kitamura ... (voice)
Kôji Yada ... (voice)
Yasurô Tanaka ... (voice)
Ryôichi Tanaka ... (voice)
Masaharu Satô ... (voice)
Kyôko Tongû ... (voice)
Kôzô Shioya ... (voice)
Ai Sakuma ... (voice)
Kôji Totani ... (voice)
Akie Yasuda ... (voice)
Naoko Watanabe ... (voice)
Kenichi Yoshikawa ... (voice)
Hiroshi Waseda ... (voice)
Kazumi Shinohara ... (voice)
Tatsuya Jô ... Narration (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Battistone ... Gen Nakaoka (voice: English version)
Ardwight Chamberlain ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Barbara Goodson ... Kimie Nakaoka (voice: English version)
Joyce Kurtz ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Shinji Nakaoka / Eiko Nakaoka / Ryuta Kondo (voice: English version)

Michael McConnohie ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (as Mike McConnohie)
Iona Morris ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Mike Reynolds ... Old Man (voice: English version)
Brianne Siddall ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Dan Woren ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Mori Masaki  (as Mamoru Shinzaki)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keiji Nakazawa  manga (screenplay)

Produced by
Yasuteru Iwase .... producer
Keiji Nakazawa .... executive producer
Takanori Yoshimoto .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kentaro Haneda 
 
Cinematography by
Kinichi Ishikawa 
 
Film Editing by
Harutoshi Ogata 
 
Art Direction by
Kazuo Oga 
 
Production Management
Yoshimi Asari .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Toshio Hirata .... unit director
Kazuyuki Hirokawa .... unit director
Yukio Suzuki .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Susumu Aketagawa .... sound director
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects
Teruhiko Ohno .... sound recordist
Ichiro Tsujii .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Tomoji Hashizume .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hitoshi Yamaguchi .... photography assistant
 
Animation Department
Hiromi Andô .... background artist
Kiyotoshi Aoi .... key animator
Katsushi Aoki .... background artist
Junko Aoyama .... inbetween animator
Nobumasa Arakawa .... key animator
Nobuko Burnfield .... assistant animation director (as Nobuko Yuasa)
Chiaki Fujimoto .... inbetween animator
Miwako Hattori .... inbetween animator
Yuki Hisada .... cel checker
Yuji Ikehata .... background artist
Kengo Inagaki .... inbetween animator
Michiyo Iriomote .... color designer
Yoshihiro Kadowaki .... inbetween animator
Chikako Kamata .... cel painter
Osamu Kamijô .... key animator
Mayumi Kanai .... cel painter
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... key animator
Nobuyasu Kaya .... inbetween animator
Masato Kimura .... key animator
Kuniko Kishi .... cel painter
Shigetaka Kiyoyama .... key animator
Miyuki Kudo .... background artist
Hideko Kudô .... cel painter
Reiko Kurihara .... key animator
Fumio Kôda .... inbetween animator
Kyoko Matsubara .... key animator
Emiko Matsumoto .... cel checker
Akiko Matsushima .... inbetween animator
Rikako Mizuno .... inbetween animator
Hideyuki Motohashi .... key animator
Kimiko Murakami .... inbetween animator
Atsuko Narumi .... inbetween animator
Makoto Nishiyama .... cel painter
Takuo Noda .... key animator
Tomoko Ogawa .... inbetween animator
Shirô Okumura .... inbetween animator
Toshio Saga .... inbetween animator
Itaru Saitô .... key animator
Kumiko Saitô .... inbetween animator
Masako Sakano .... inbetween animator (as Masako Itano)
Kunihiko Sakurai .... inbetween animator
Kôji Satô .... cel painter
Hiroko Suzuki .... cel painter
Masahiko Tamaru .... cel painter
Tsukasa Tannai .... key animator
Kazuo Tomisawa .... animation director
Kazuo Tomisawa .... character designer
Kôichi Tsuchida .... key animator
Osamu Tsuruyama .... key animator
Wakako Ueda .... inbetween animator
Yumiko Uematsu .... inbetween animator
Miyuki Umetsu .... animation checker
Yasuomi Umetsu .... key animator
Akemi Watanabe .... inbetween animator
Akira Yamagawa .... background artist (as Akira Yamakawa)
Jôji Yanase .... key animator
Madoka Yasue .... inbetween animator
Hiroko Yokoyama .... cel painter
Sachiko Yoneyama .... inbetween animator
Yôko Yoshida .... background artist
Hisae Yoshino .... inbetween animator
Yaeko Yoshizawa .... inbetween animator
Naoko Ôba .... cel painter
Manabu Ôhashi .... key animator
 
Editorial Department
Yukiko Ito .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Toshio Hirata .... cooperative director
Kazuyuki Hirokawa .... cooperative director
Masao Maruyama .... scene planner
Taeko Nakanishi .... dialect coach
Junji Nishimura .... dialect coach
Masahiro Otake .... production coordinator
Kazunobu Shimizu .... production coordinator
Hitoshi Yamaguchi .... photographic assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hadashi no Gen" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
83 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was part of a 1980s cycle of films about atomic bombs and nuclear warfare which had started in 1979 with The China Syndrome (1979). The films included Silkwood (1983), Testament (1983), Threads (1984) (TV), WarGames (1983), The Day After (1983) (TV), The Atomic Cafe (1982), The Manhattan Project (1986), "Whoops Apocalypse" (1982), Special Bulletin (1983) (TV), Ground Zero (1987), Barefoot Gen (Barefoot Gen (1983)), "Rules of Engagement" (1989), When the Wind Blows (1986), Letters from a Dead Man (Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)), Memoirs of a Survivor (1981) and The Chain Reaction (1980).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gen and Shinji take a big bite from a sweet potato from each end, they are then told by Eiko to give the sweet potato to their mother. Once the sweet potato is given to her, it is whole again.See more »
Quotes:
Gen Nakaoka:It's probably just another spy plane. They'll never bomb us, we're too boring.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Barefoot Gen 2 (1986)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
What really went down in Hiroshima, 10 September 2008
Author: Hamish Kearvell from Australia

Barefoot Gen is the autobiographical story of manga artist, Keiji Nakazawa and his experience during the times of the Hiroshima bombings in 1942. What ensues is something so unbelievable, so gritty, so real, it will change your life forever.

The film is adapted as an anime from Keiji's short manga series depicting all that he experienced just at the age of six when the bombings hit. His story truly is one of the most amazing things you will ever hear. Nothing else in film has ever captured the effects of the bombings in such a real and emotional way. It shows the viewers what really did happen and what we were never told. It shows us how real the bombings really were as we follow Gen through his struggle for survival during Japan's darkest hours.

If you haven't seen this film, you are missing out. While the film does not hold back on the gritty details, and what happens to the people of Japan throughout the whole of the film is very horrifying, you cannot miss this film due to these aspects. It's these things that make it so real and it would be a tragedy to ignore this film. It opened my eyes to what really went down in Hiroshima and I almost felt personally affected. During my whole time watching this film, I kept finding myself in disbelief that something like this actually occurred in our history, and recently at that. I mean, a whole society was rebuilt on the effects of the bombings and once again shows us how very, very wrong war is. One of the best films I have ever seen.

9.5/10 Hamish Kearvell A.K.A Screaming Japan Productions - www.myspace.com/screamingjapanproductions

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