Gen and his family are living in Hiroshima as Japan nears the end of World War II. Gen's father has come to believe that the war is unwinnable, thus earning the wrath of the town officials and, in turn, discrimination from the rest of their neighbors. Shunned by the local merchants and tradesmen, food becomes scarce for Gen and his family. All these concerns soon pale, however, as the American military begins its final assault on Japan with the unleashing of its terrible new weapon.
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The Bombing Of Hiroshima As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Boy.
Did You Know?
Gen was named after the terms "genki" (vitality of spirit) and "genso" (element), as Keiji Nakazawa
wanted him to represent the element of the human spirit. See more
When the boys are about to abandon Seiji, his hands are bare and his feet only partly bandaged. By the end of the scene, seconds later, his extremities are fully covered. See more
What is it, Eiko? What's the matter?
It's just that the last of the rice is gone, Father, and we have no money to buy anymore.
Don't worry, something will come along, we'll find the money.
We just have to keep at it and finish our work, maybe then we'll get paid what we're owed.