History Manga / BarefootGen

12th Feb '18 4:44:26 PM MeiwakunaBoku
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* AdaptedOut: Gen's brothers, Koji and Akira, are absent in the movies.
12th Feb '18 3:50:01 PM Farnham
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* DeliveryGuy: Gen is forced to deliver his baby sister when all the doctors and nurses in the area are too busy trying to help people who were burned and irradiated by the bomb.

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* DeliveryGuy: Gen is forced to deliver his baby sister when all the surviving doctors and nurses in the area are too busy trying to help people who were burned and irradiated by the bomb.
20th Jan '18 10:21:13 AM KeitaTakesato
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-> ''"Wheat pushes its shoots up through the winter frost, only to be stepped on again and again. The trampled wheat sends strong roots into the earth, endures frost, wind and snow, and grows tall... and one day bears fruit."''

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-> ''"Wheat pushes its shoots up through the winter frost, only to be stepped on again and again. The trampled wheat sends strong roots into the earth, endures frost, wind wind, and snow, and grows tall... and one day bears fruit."''



''Barefoot Gen'' is a manga by Keiji Nakazawa, based on his experiences as a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It ran in ''Weekly Magazine/ShonenJump'' from 1973-74, was made into a live action drama, and a feature length anime twice.

The story begins in August, 1945. Gen Nakaoka is a young boy living in Hiroshima, suffering from the wartime shortages and rationing. His family (father Daikichi, mother Kimie, older brothers Kôji and Akira, older sister Eiko and younger brother Shinji) can barely grow enough food to feed themselves, and his pregnant mother is weak from malnutrition. While air raid sirens are a daily fact of life, the city has been spared the heavy bombings others faced. Gen prepares to show his brother a small wooden boat he earned.

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''Barefoot Gen'' is a manga by Keiji Nakazawa, based on his experiences as a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It ran in ''Weekly Magazine/ShonenJump'' from 1973-74, was made into a live action drama, and a feature length feature-length anime twice.

The story begins in August, August 1945. Gen Nakaoka is a young boy living in Hiroshima, suffering from the wartime shortages and rationing. His family (father Daikichi, mother Kimie, older brothers Kôji and Akira, older sister Eiko and younger brother Shinji) can barely grow enough food to feed themselves, and his pregnant mother is weak from malnutrition. While air raid sirens are a daily fact of life, the city has been spared the heavy bombings others faced. Gen prepares to show his brother a small wooden boat he earned.



In the chaos that follows the blast, Gen loses most of his family, and his mother gives birth prematurely. In the following weeks, they struggle to find food and shelter. Japan surrenders, the American occupation begins, and criminal gangs and the black market appear in force. Radiation sickness takes its toll. Gen, Kimie, Koji and Akira must learn to survive in this changed world.

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In the chaos that follows the blast, Gen loses most of his family, and his mother gives birth prematurely. In the following weeks, they struggle to find food and shelter. Japan surrenders, the American occupation begins, and criminal gangs and the black market appear in force. Radiation sickness takes its toll. Gen, Kimie, Koji Koji, and Akira must learn to survive in this changed world.



* AdultFear: Daikichi and Kimie's lives are filled with this. Because of the war their children's lives are constantly at risk, their son Akira is sent to the countryside with the group evacuation to the midst of strangers, their other children are bullied and ostracized because of Daikichi's vocal opposition to the war... and their eldest son Koji volunteers for the IJN even though he's not yet old enough to be drafted. And then comes August 6th...

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* AdultFear: Daikichi and Kimie's lives are filled with this. Because of the war their children's lives are constantly at risk, their son Akira is sent to the countryside with the group evacuation to in the midst of strangers, their other children are bullied and ostracized because of Daikichi's vocal opposition to the war... and their eldest son Koji volunteers for the IJN even though he's not yet old enough to be drafted. And then comes August 6th...6th...
* AnyoneCanDie: Almost everyone [[spoiler: (even a few of Gen's closest friends as well)]] whom Gen know and befriend personally eventually will die, either from radiation poisoning (some of these can take ''years'') or from other causes.



* AuthorAvatar: Gen is essentially Keiji Nakazawa himself. Like his character, Nakazawa was seven years old when the bomb fell, and lost his entire family except for his mother and brother. He also eventually moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an artist. The entire work is basically a fictionalized account of the author's youth.

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* AuthorAvatar: Gen is essentially Keiji Nakazawa himself. Like his character, Nakazawa was seven years old when the bomb fell, fell and lost his entire family except for his mother and brother. He also eventually moved to Tokyo to pursue his career as an artist. The entire work is basically a fictionalized account of the author's youth.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Subverted. Several characters don't use shoes but it might be more that they really can't afford shoes, and have simply gotten used to [[ItCantBeHelped "doing without".]]



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Many of the civilians and former soldiers are borderline jerkasses just for the fun of it, but ''surprisingly'' many of them were made that way usually by losing their loved ones during the atomic bombing or during the war. Some of them turned [[FaceHeelTurn good and for the better]]... But others, not so much.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Subverted. Several characters don't use shoes but it might be more that they really can't afford shoes, and have simply gotten used to [[ItCantBeHelped "doing without"]]



* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments by Gen's father, Japan [[ForegoneConclusion would lose the war]] against the United States due to the latter's chance of winning the war through [[WeHaveReserves their vast industries and military resources]] at the price of both massive military and civilian casualities for Japan. That was before an atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and later Nagasaki.
* IdenticalStranger: After Gen's whole family aside from his mother is killed by the bomb, they meet a little boy named Ryuuta who looks exactly like the deceased little brother. They take him in as one of their own, simple as that, with no negative emotional hang ups over the uncanny resemblance. VERY refreshing and heartwarming.
* ImprobableCover: Gen survives the detonation of the nuclear bomb simply because there was a wall between him and it. The people around him were not so lucky. Even more terrifying because it actually happened....

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* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments by Gen's father, Japan [[ForegoneConclusion would lose the war]] against the United States due to the latter's chance of winning the war through [[WeHaveReserves their vast industries and military resources]] at the price of both massive military and civilian casualities casualties for Japan. That was before an atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and later Nagasaki.
* IdenticalStranger: After Gen's whole family aside from his mother is killed by the bomb, they meet a little boy named Ryuuta who looks exactly like the deceased little brother. They take him in as one of their own, simple as that, with no negative emotional hang ups hang-ups over the uncanny resemblance. VERY refreshing and heartwarming.
* ImprobableCover: Gen survives the detonation of the nuclear bomb simply because there was a wall between him and it. The people around him were not so lucky. Even more terrifying because it actually happened....happened...



* ItCantBeHelped: Many of the citizens in Hiroshima use the phrase to explain why they accept the military rule, and the acceptance of the below-poverty conditions that cause many of their citizens to starve.

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* ItCantBeHelped: Many of the citizens in Hiroshima use the phrase to explain why they accept the military rule, rule and the acceptance of the below-poverty conditions that cause many of their citizens to starve.



** As if this doesn't get enough of that, [[spoiler: Gen's love story with a newfound LoveInterest in the form of Mitsuko during his teenage years definitely counts. Both characters met each other accidentally and grew very fond of each other, mainly due to them were first-hand survivors of the atomic bomb and how them being incapable of saving their families during the event. All was well, at least until Mitsuko fell ill and died from leukemia, which was only discovered during her high school years (years after she contracted radiation in 1945), sending Gen into depression for quite some time.]] Their whole story was just ''chockfull of undiluted sadness''.



* WarIsHell: [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The whole point of this manga/film]]

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* WarIsGlorious: In the eyes of perfectly healthy and wealthy Japanese war veterans only, that is. Not quite so for the Japanese civilians who suffered from that war.
* WarIsHell: [[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped The whole point of this manga/film]]manga/film.]]
20th Jan '18 9:35:22 AM KeitaTakesato
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* CosmicPlaything: Anytime the main characters had a semblance of normality and joy in their lives, the universe would then drastically and dramatically turn their luck into sadness and suffering, ''more often than not''.
30th Nov '17 2:00:30 PM LinguaViva
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* TokenMinority: Mr Park, the Korean slave labourer whom Gen and Shinji befriend.
8th Sep '17 9:45:05 PM Rmpdc
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The crew of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was heated and pressurized, making these jackets redundant.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The crew of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was heated and pressurized, making these jackets redundant. These were instead more in line with the crews of the older B-17 Flying Fortress and B-24 Liberator.
4th Jun '17 1:12:49 PM Farnham
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* AdultFear: Daikichi and Kimie's lives are filled with this. Because of the war their children's lives are constantly at risk, their son Akira is sent to the countryside with the group evacuation to the midst of strangers, their other children are bullied and ostracized because of Daikichi's vocal opposition to the war... and their eldest son Koji volunteers for the IJN even though he's not yet old enough to be drafted. And then comes August 6th...
17th May '17 6:12:14 PM Rmpdc
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The pilots of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was heated and pressurized, making these jackets redundant.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The pilots crew of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was heated and pressurized, making these jackets redundant.
17th May '17 6:10:27 PM Rmpdc
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The pilots of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was pressurized, making these jackets redundant.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The pilots of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was heated and pressurized, making these jackets redundant.
17th May '17 5:38:55 AM Rmpdc
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The pilots of the "Enola Gay" are shown wearing thick flight jackets and leather helmets. This was not the typical getup for a B-29 crew, since the cabin of the bomber was pressurized, making these jackets redundant.
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