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.
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 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
You know dear, it's a terrible thing having to watch your children go hungry. And what's worse nowadays there's hardly any food to be bought, even if we had the money.
Followed by Barefoot Gen 2