History Manga / BarefootGen

24th Mar '17 1:50:25 AM WillBGood
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* {{Author Avatar}}: 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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* {{Author Avatar}}: 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.



* {{Beauty Is Never Tarnished}}: Averted. One of Gen's friends, a girl who wanted to be a dancer, had half her face burnt off.

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* {{Beauty Is Never Tarnished}}: BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. One of Gen's friends, a girl who wanted to be a dancer, had half her face burnt off.



* {{Birth Death Juxtaposition}}: Tomoko. [[spoiler: She perishes soon after.]]

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* {{Birth Death Juxtaposition}}: BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Tomoko. [[spoiler: She perishes soon after.]]



* {{Break The Cutie}}

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* {{Break The Cutie}}BreakTheCutie



* CrapsackWorld: Japan, both pre-and-post-war, mostly post-war.

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* CrapsackWorld: Japan, both pre-and-post-war, mostly post-war. And it's ''[[TruthInTelevision autobiographical]]''.
** [[AWorldHalfFull At least it got published]]. [[ApatheticCitizens Or maybe it doesn't matter]].



* {{Doomed Hometown}}: [[ForegoneConclusion Hiroshima]]. It gets rebuilt, of course, but hope for a new beginning is enveloped by bitterness, as many surviving residents suspect--perhaps rightly--that the future Peace Park in the center of town is partly supported by land speculators buying up property which ''conveniently'' has no one left to claim ownership. ''And they sell this manga in the museum gift shop.''
* {{Earn Your Happy Ending}}: And holy '''FUCK''' does Gen deserve it.

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* {{Doomed Hometown}}: DoomedHometown: [[ForegoneConclusion Hiroshima]]. It gets rebuilt, of course, but hope for a new beginning is enveloped by bitterness, as many surviving residents suspect--perhaps rightly--that the future Peace Park in the center of town is partly supported by land speculators buying up property which ''conveniently'' has no one left to claim ownership. ''And they sell this manga in the museum gift shop.''
* {{Earn Your Happy Ending}}: EarnYourHappyEnding: And holy '''FUCK''' does Gen deserve it.



* {{Everybodys Dead Dave}}
* {{Eye Scream}}: In the first film, we see people's eyes ''melting out of their sockets''.

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* {{Everybodys Dead Dave}}
EverybodysDeadDave
* {{Eye Scream}}: EyeScream: In the first film, we see people's eyes ''melting out of their sockets''.



* {{Infant Immortality}}: Averted. Infants, small children, animals...[[EverybodysDeadDave they all die]].

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* {{Infant Immortality}}: InfantImmortality: Averted. Infants, small children, animals...[[EverybodysDeadDave they all die]].



* {{Mood Whiplash}}: The beginning almost seems like a slapstick comedy, given Gen and Shinji's roughhousing.
* {{Orphans Ordeal}}

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* {{Mood Whiplash}}: MoodWhiplash: The beginning almost seems like a slapstick comedy, given Gen and Shinji's roughhousing.
* {{Orphans Ordeal}}OrphansOrdeal



* {{Scenery Gorn}}

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* {{Scenery Gorn}}SceneryGorn



* {{Sick Sad World}}: And it's ''[[TruthInTelevision autobiographical]]''.
** [[AWorldHalfFull At least it got published]]. [[ApatheticCitizens Or maybe it doesn't matter]].



25th Jan '16 11:55:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Imperial Japan}}
6th Nov '15 8:31:16 AM Larkmarn
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* {{No Koreans In Japan}}: Averted with Mr. Pak. Gen's family are the only Japanese friends he has.
16th Jun '15 4:44:04 PM krimzonflygon2
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoversAlwaysLie A cheery tale, right?]] ''Notice the word "Hiroshima.'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoversAlwaysLie A cheery tale, right?]] ''Notice the word "Hiroshima.'']]
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16th Jun '15 4:43:52 PM krimzonflygon2
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoversAlwaysLie Covers. Always. Lie.]] [[note]] (Well to be fair, "Hiroshima" was kind of a giveaway.)[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[CoversAlwaysLie Covers. Always. Lie.]] [[note]] (Well to be fair, "Hiroshima" was kind of a giveaway.)[[/note]]]]
A cheery tale, right?]] ''Notice the word "Hiroshima.'']]
12th May '15 9:01:49 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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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 ShonenJump from 1973-74, was made into a live action drama, and a feature length anime twice.

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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 ShonenJump ''Weekly Magazine/ShonenJump'' from 1973-74, was made into a live action drama, and a feature length anime twice.
4th Apr '15 5:16:18 PM Farnham
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* MadnessMantra: Kimie, as she watches her husband and children burn.
--> '''Kimie''': "They're all burning up. My family... burning... They're burning like a bonfire..."
26th Feb '15 7:47:03 PM t209
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* {{Author Avatar}}: 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. 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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* {{Author Avatar}}: 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.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.



* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments on 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.

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* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments on 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.
26th Feb '15 3:46:39 PM t209
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* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments on 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 causalities for Japan. That was before an atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and later Nagasaki.

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* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments on 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 causalities casualities for Japan. That was before an atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and later Nagasaki.
26th Feb '15 3:45:59 PM t209
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* HopelessWar: Based on both TruthInTelevision and the comments on 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 causalities for Japan. That was before an atomic bomb hit Hiroshima and later Nagasaki.
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